Denny Hamlin lost an hour of practice when his hood flew up into his windshield in the second practice session for the Crown Royal Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Denny Hamlin posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Crown Royal Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a speed of 182.208 mph.
Of the six flat tracks on which NASCAR competes, Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been the least productive for Denny Hamlin. He has a career-average finish there of 15.3 in nine starts compared to Pocono Raceway, Phoenix International Raceway, and Richmond International Raceway where he has averages in the 11th-12th-place range. At New Hampshire he boasts a 10.7. His best flat track is Martinsville Speedway where he has an 8.3 in 19 starts.
Sprint Cup regular Denny Hamlin won the Lakes Region 200, his 13th victory in 150 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
Sprint Cup regular Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Lakes Region 200 with a lap of 29.069 seconds, 131.026 mph.
Denny Hamlin qualified fifth for the 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and that is the third consecutive race for which he will start on one of the first five spots.
Denny Hamlin finished third in the Quaker State 400 by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway, which is his second straight top-five. He finished third last week at Daytona International Speedway as well.
Denny Hamlin finished third in the Coke Zero 400 and was then turned by Kevin Harvick as the field crossed under the checkers. Hamlin’s spin collected virtually every car on the lead lap, but not until after the results were set.
Denny Hamlin was spun by Kevin Harvick in front of the field at the finish line and in the chain-reaction crash, Austin Dillon was launched into the catch fence on the frontstretch. He tore down the fence, destroyed his car, and ultimately landed on his lid after finishing seventh in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
In the first 15 races of 2015, Denny Hamlin’s results skew slightly toward strength. He has earned six top-10s versus four results outside the top 25 and has been a factor in several races this season.
Denny Hamlin spun out of turn four about halfway through final practice for the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway and blew a right front tire. The damage from the flat ripped the fender off his car.
Denny Hamlin has experienced both highs and lows at Michigan in recent years. He has two results of 11th or better compared to two results of 29th and worse.
Denny Hamlin is generally considered a flat track master, but he has finished outside the top 20 in two of the first three races on minimally-banked courses this year. His 10th-place finish in the Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway joins his Martinsville Speedway victory as the only successes.
Denny Hamlin spun in the final moments of round three in qualification for the Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway and did not record a time. He was one of five drivers who waited too long to make a lap. Hamlin did not make contact with the wall or another car.