Son's advice helps Hamilton win in Memphis

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Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - got an early Father's Day gift from his son - advice on how to run the Memphis Motorsports Park track - and the veteran used the knowledge to win Saturday afternoon's O'Reilly 200 Craftsman Truck Series race. Jr. won the Sam's Town 250 Busch Series race at the 0.75-mile track in October 2003.

"A lot of this (win) is his doing," said Hamilton. "He sat me down and said 'Let me tell you what you are doing wrong, you need to back off here and get off the brakes here and run this kind of gear."

The No.4 Dodge led just eight laps, the final eight, and crossed the finish line two truck lengths ahead of runner-up Shane Hmiel.

Hmiel appeared to have the race in hand with just nine laps remaining in the 200-lap event. The No.15 was in the lead on a caution restart when three cars spun at the back of the field. Someone on Hmiel's pit crew radioed to him that there was a caution, but the yellow flag never came out. Hamilton, running in second, kept his foot on the gas and managed to pass Hmiel on the outside.

"We had the fastest truck," said a disappointed Hmiel after the race. "We went back green and I drove off into (turn) one and somebody yelled 'caution, caution.'"

Earlier in the race, leader was black flagged for not slowing down quick enough after a caution flag came out.

"I didn't know the caution came out," said Sprague, who finished seventh after starting on the pole. "My spotter didn't say anything about the yellow. I slammed on the brakes as soon as I saw the yellow light on the wall. I don't know what else I could have done."

Hamilton led the final few laps with Hmiel unable to mount a serious challenge. The victory was Hamilton's second of the season and sixth of his truck career.

, who led a race-high 68 laps, and completed the top-five.

Setzer's fourth-place finish helped him expand his championship lead to 55 points over Edwards.

The next race in the Craftsman Truck Series, the Black Cat Fireworks 200 at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, WI, is scheduled for Friday, June 25th.

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