BROOKLYN, Mich. - Denny Hamlin, his No. 11 Toyota becoming a distant speck on the horizon to the rest of the field late in Sunday's NASCAR race Michigan International Speedway, heard the caution call come over the radio and tried not to roll his eyes.
Even though Hamlin didn't see any debris on the track when the yellow flag flew, he didn't exactly panic when his massive advantage was wiped out.
"I understand this is show business," Hamlin said.
Besides, it turned out to be no big deal for NASCAR's latest showstopper.
Hamlin easily pulled away from Kasey Kahne on the restart with 14 laps left and rolled to his fifth victory of the season, dominating the 400-mile Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 race with the same ease in which he has dominated the series over the last three months.
"I didn't like watching him drive away from me, but I wasn't surprised when he did," Kahne said.
Kahne finished second, followed by pole-sitter Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, and Tony Stewart.
Jimmie Johnson was sixth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. seventh.
They all, however, were merely bystanders as Hamlin continued his hot streak that began with a victory in Martinsville in late March.
He led 123 laps and has won five of the past 10 races, and done it in all kinds of ways over all kinds of circuits.
"It seems like I used to go into every season thinking, 'We ought to get a couple wins, Martinsville, Pocono,' " Hamlin said. "Now it's just show up and, hey, we can win. That to me is just a feeling I don't think we've ever had before."
And unlike his exuberant celebration at Pocono, Hamlin kept his No. 11 Toyota in one piece. Hamlin put a damper on the victory party last week when he smacked the wall while doing a celebratory burnout.
This time, his car rolled into Victory Lane in pristine condition.
"There were specific instructions not to wreck," Hamlin said with a laugh.
Elsewhere: Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix for the second time in four years, holding off McLaren teammate Jenson Button at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal to take the Formula One points lead from Mark Webber.