Denny Hamlin qualified fifth for the Bad Boy Off Road 300, which was the 26th consecutive top-10 start for this driver. This is a feat that has not been accomplished in the NASCAR Cup series in more than 25 years. It was reported in NBC’s Friday race coverage that Benny Parsons was the latest driver to perform this well in the final 26 races of 1980.
Denny Hamlin thought he had an engine problem midway through the race, saying that its tone had changed. The problem stayed at bay and the No. 11 crossed under the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 checkers sixth at Chicagoland Speedway after starting third.
Denny Hamlin finished the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway the way he started it: in first. He led 189 of 400 laps and held off a determined charge by Kyle Larson in the closing laps to score his 29th career NASCAR Cup victory.
Denny Hamlin posted a lap of 122.344 mph at Richmond International Raceway to win the pole for Federated Auto Parts 400. This short, flat track is one of his best courses.
Joe Gibbs Racing swept the top-five spots in final practice for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway with their four drivers leading the session and affiliate Martin Truex Jr. posting the fifth-best time. Carl Edwards had the best 10-lap average of 116.652 mph, Matt Kenseth was 116.607, Denny Hamlin 116.580, Kyle Busch 116.575, and Truex 116.514.
Denny Hamlin finished fourth in the Bojangles' Southern 500, which was his seventh consecutive top-10 in 2016. His current streak began at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a ninth. This was Hamlin’s fifth top five in his last seven Darlington starts; he also has a sixth in that span.
Sprint Cup regular Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Toyota Camry) tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington (SC) Raceway.
Denny Hamlin finished ninth in the Pure Michigan 400. This is his sixth consecutive top-10 this season—a streak that started with another ninth-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Denny Hamlin posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Pure Michigan 400 with a speed of 197.878 mph.
With 34 minutes remaining in final practice for the Pure Michigan 400, Denny Hamlin spun off turn four and damaged his Toyota slightly in the grass. He will probably not need to go to a backup.
Denny Hamlin finished third in last year’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol after starting from the pole. This year, he started on the outside pole for this same race, but finished in precisely the same position.
Denny Hamlin qualified on the outside pole for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway with a lap of 131.200 mph, which was 0.023 seconds slower than his teammate Carl Edwards. Fellow Joe Gibbs Racer Kyle Busch qualified third.
Denny Hamlin posted the quickest 10-lap average in Bristol Motor Speedway’s first practice session for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. His speed was 126.740 mph from lap 61 through 70.
Chris Buescher has made two previous Bristol Motor Speedway starts and has sustained crash damage in three separate incidents. He was involved in two incidents this spring, but managed to finish with a career-best 21st on this track.