Denny Hamlin tried to get off sequence in his pit stops for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway and that nearly cost him a shot at a top-10. He lost two laps to the leaders making a green flag stop, but ironically that was his salvation. He earned a "Free Pass" with 50 laps remaining and was deep in the field when an 18-car accident on a restart thinned the herd. Hamlin surged to seventh in the closing laps.
Denny Hamlin posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 157.329 mph. His top speed was set early on fresh tires, with speed falling off significantly as the track heated up.
Denny Hamlin posted the fastest speed before Danica Patrick’s accident with a lap of 162.881 mph.
Denny Hamlin finished sixth in the Toyota Owners 400 at Toyota in front of the home state crowd despite the team making yet another mistake in the pits. During a pit stop on lap 158, the team lost control of a tire, which sent Hamlin to the tail end of the longest line on that restart.
Denny Hamlin posted the fastest single lap of practice in the final session before the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. His top speed was 129.129 mph, which beat second-place Chase Elliott by 0.037 seconds.
Denny Hamlin posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. His top speed was 128.666 mph, which was 0.031 seconds faster than Martin Truex Jr.
Denny Hamlin finished 12th in the race Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and finished strong enough to maintain his eighth-place position in the points.
Denny Hamlin made a rare mistake at Martinsville Speedway and wheel hopped just before the halfway mark of the STP 500. He slammed the wall hard and failed to finish the race. He will be credited with 39th.
Denny Hamlin posted the second-fastest single lap in the first practice session for the STP 500. His top speed was 97.108 mph.
Denny Hamlin finished third last week at Phoenix International Raceway. He was third again this week. This was only his second top-10 in his last seven Auto Club Speedway attempts.
Denny Hamlin recorded a new Auto Club Speedway track record with a lap of 188.511 mph in the second round of qualification.
Like his teammate Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin also finished what he started at Phoenix International Raceway in the Good Sam 500. He qualified third and finished third.
Just under an hour into the second Sprint Cup test session at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin crashed his No. 11 Toyota.
Denny Hamlin posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Folds of Honor Quicktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. His top speed in this session was 188.450 mph.