Denny Hamlin Articles

Denny Hamlin
This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to the Pocono Mountains for the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway. When the series last hit the 2.5-mile oval in June, it was Joe Gibbs Racing's Joey Logano that went to Victory Lane, leading 49...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Denny Hamlin
1. Jimmie Johnson (—)  Johnson has had two crashes in 2012, resulting in 42nd- and 36th-place finishes and one engine failure, leading to a 35th-place run. Otherwise, he’s been 12th or better every week. 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (—)  ...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Denny Hamlin
NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship wild card hunt took a definitive turn at the 1.058-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday. Denny Hamlin and his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team dominated the LENOX Industrial Tools 301, leading 150 laps....
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
The race may have ended Saturday night, but the smoke has yet to settle following the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway — both literally and figuratively. Defending series champion Tony Stewart did what few could Saturday night,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
AJ Allmendinger issued his first public comments Tuesday since NASCAR temporarily suspended the Penske Racing driver before last weekend’s race at Daytona for a failed drug test. “I have informed NASCAR that I have requested that the ‘B’ sample...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway (please don’t call it the Pepsi 400 — Firecracker 400, however, will be accepted) marks the halfway point in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The year’s third restrictor plate race...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
1. Jimmie Johnson  It’s a toss up at the top, but J.J. has more wins and, as evidenced by his top-5 run at Sonoma, is a more well-rounded driver than Earnhardt or Kenseth. 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.   That said, championships are not...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. We’ve said all along that Earnhardt’s consistency warranted the top spot, but a lack of any wins kept him from it. Well, the 143-race national nightmare is over, and Junior can now lead the way. 2. Jimmie Johnson Replace...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
Of all the race tracks to add a little spice to the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Pocono Raceway was not expected to be it. A 2.5-mile, flat tri-oval that’s seen its share of strung-out racing, the speedway was also recently repaved — a move...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
This week has certainly been an interesting one in the world of NASCAR. Jimmie Johnson scored his seventh career Dover win on Sunday, tying him with Richard Petty and Bobby Allison for the most all-time wins at the Monster Mile. Kurt Busch was...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
It’s rare that most NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers will agree on something, but many share similar opinions of what it will be like this weekend to race on Pocono’s newly repaved surface. “I am nervous as can be ... because I have no idea what to...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
Comfortable (adj.) — Providing physical ease and relaxation; comfy; cozy; free from stress or fear When people speak that word, it’s most likely in reference to the summer vacations we’ll take within the next few of months. Comfortable is what...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
On Tuesday, Toyota became the latest manufacturer to unveil its 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup racecar. It is the second generation of the Car of Tomorrow, which debuted in the 2007 season to jeers and sneers — that is until Michael McDowell walked away...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
NASCAR fined Kurt Busch $50,000 on Tuesday for his actions toward the end and after Saturday night’s Southern 500 at Darlington. Busch was one of three people fined and one of four people placed on probation. NASCAR put Busch on probation...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
In honor of Mother’s Day, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the “Lady In Black” for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. On the schedule for 62 years, Darlington is steeped in NASCAR history and is one of the toughest tracks on...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
The Long and Short of It Brad Keselowski’s victory in Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega did more than put him in position to make the Chase again, it reaffirmed his position as one of the sport’s top drivers. Over the past 26 races — the...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
1. Greg Biffle   Found himself in roughly the same position at Talladega as he was in at Daytona ... which isn’t bad when you’re clicking off top 5s like it’s the ARCA Series. 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.  Doesn’t seem able to finish outside...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
The Long and Short of It What was supposed to be a celebration has become a burden for Hendrick Motorsports. Mired in a 15-race winless drought, its longest since 2002-03, the organization remains at 199 Cup victories as the series heads to...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits Richmond International Raceway for some good ol’ fashioned short track racing in the hopes of putting on an exciting race — something many fans are clamoring for after a dull month. Typically one...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
What makes for good racing ... and would "phantom" cautions help NASCAR? Ask a NASCAR fan a question about the sport and you’ll likely get a strong opinion. Ask the Backseat Drivers Fan Council about the sport and you get many strong opinions...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
If Denny Hamlin can win races now, it makes one wonder what he’ll do later this season as the communication with new crew chief Darian Grubb improves and Grubb puts more of his stamp on the team’s cars being built. Hamlin is one of only two...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
It seemed a formality that once Martin Truex Jr. had fended off a vicious challenge from Jimmie Johnson that Michael Waltrip Racing would score its first Sprint Cup Series win since 2010. Truex had led 173 laps and seemed on virtual cruise...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series shrugs off the much-needed weekend off and heads to Texas Motor Speedway for this Saturday night's Samsung Mobile 500. Anytime the series makes its way to the high-speed, mile-and-a-half track in Fort Worth, the...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT by Dustin Long Everybody is waiting. It’s been nearly two weeks since Bruton Smith said that he would order changes to Bristol Motor Speedway’s track surface after a sharp decline in attendance for the spring race...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin
by Jay Pennell Few sports crisscross the United States quite like NASCAR, and with that, the Sprint Cup Series returns to the East Coast this weekend for the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Rain got the best of the series...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago

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