Denny Hamlin finished second in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on the heels of last week’s victory in the MyAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. This gives him more momentum than anyone else in the field.
Denny Hamlin had the third quickest, 10-lap average in final practice for the Sylvania 300. His top speed of 132.981 mph was set from his laps 34 through 43.
Denny Hamlin spun on lap two of the MyAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway after he made an aggressive move on AJ Allmendinger and hit the side of the No. 47. He got a Wave Around to get back on the lead lap and stayed out on one tires during the final caution before winning in a five-lap shootout. His victory gives him an automatic advance to the Contender round.
Denny Hamlin posted only the 30th fastest lap in Friday’s lone practice session and will roll off the grid for the MyAFibRisk.com 400 deep in the pack. He apparently found something overnight, however, and recorded the second-best speed of 182.389 in Saturday’s early afternoon practice.
Denny Hamlin’s Chase campaign will get off to a slow start as he is forced to come from the back of the starting grid for the MyAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Rain cancelled qualification and Hamlin had only the 29th fastest time in practice among drivers who made the show, so that is where he will start on Sunday.
Denny Hamlin overcame a torn ACL and a poor qualification effort to finish sixth in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Denny Hamlin has a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in his right knee, but is not expected to miss any races as a result of the injury according to NBC Sports’ Daniel McFaddin. He sustained the injury in a basketball game.
Denny Hamlin failed in his bid to sweep the Darlington Raceway weekend in the XFINITY and Cups series with wins in both. He won on Saturday night, but could only manage a third in the Southern 500.
Sprint Cup driver Denny Hamlin won the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200, his 14th victory in 152 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
Sprint Cup driver Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 33rd Annual VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 with a lap of 28.640 seconds, 171.704 mph.
On Saturday, Denny Hamlin scored his first top-five in his last six Bristol Motor Speedway starts. Prior to the 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race, Hamlin’s last strong run ended in a victory in the 2012 Night Race.
Denny Hamlin set a new track record at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 131.407 mph and won the pole for Saturday night’s Irwin Tools Night Race.
The rollercoaster continues for Denny Hamlin, but this time it ended with him on top. The No. 11 qualified on the outside pole and raced with the leaders most of the day before finishing fifth in Michigan International Speedway’s Pure Michigan 400.
Denny Hamlin narrowly missed earning the pole for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. His speed of 196.990 mph was half a mile per hour slower than the pole sitter, Matt Kenseth.