Denny Hamlin was forced to come from the back of the field twice in the Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Raceway after suffering two tire punctures.
Denny Hamlin will be forced to give up his 19th-place spot on the grid and fall to the back to start the Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Raceway for a tire change.
Denny Hamlin has scored 10 top-10s in his last 12 starts on short, flat tracks.
Denny Hamlin had a seesaw race Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but when the checkers waved he crossed under them sixth in the Kobalt 400.
For only the second time in his last 40 races, Denny Hamlin failed to advance to the round of 12 in qualification.
Denny Hamlin dominated qualification last year by advancing to the round of 12 every week but once. He is picking up where he left off with a 10th-place qualification effort for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Denny Hamlin’s victory in last year’s Daytona 500 was one of eight top-10s that he has scored in the last 12 plate races.
Denny Hamlin was penalized for a pit road infraction during the lap-25 competition caution and was forced to start at the tail-end of the longest line. He picked his way to the front in the final segment and won the second Can-Am Duel in Daytona.
Denny Hamlin posted the fastest lap in the second practice for the Advance Auto Parts Clash with a speed of 196.528 mph.
Denny Hamlin has the best three-year average finish at Daytona International Speedway with a mark of 5.5.
Watkins Glen International and NASCAR have revealed the segment lengths for the August road course race.
Denny Hamlin earned his best three-year average at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a 4.0 and his best track hosting more than one race in that span is Daytona International Speedway with a 5.5.
Denny Hamlin has scored 60 top-10s in the past three years, which puts him fifth on this chart.
His contract does not expire until the end of the season, but Denny Hamlin expects to renew with Joe Gibbs Racing, according to Motorsport.com.