Tag Archive: Denny Hamlin

Nov 12

Denny Hamlin’s late-race run-in with Chase Elliott ends his title dreams

High drama in the desert

The Chase Elliott-Denny Hamlin rivalry continued Sunday at Phoenix Raceway, and it had massive playoff implications. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 03

Hamlin commits costly mistake, flies through field to complete comeback Darlington win

Hamlin swept the weekend races after also winning Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Darlington

Denny Hamlin stormed back from a costly pit road error with 53 laps remaining and passed Martin Truex Jr. with three laps left to capture the victory at the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 16

Denny Hamlin breaks through with New Hampshire victory

Hamlin led 54 of 301 laps in the No. 11 Toyota

Denny Hamlin stormed to his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 18

Hamlin does his homework before doing battle

“I was at the very back for the first 20-some laps last year” – Hamlin

Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing drivers have won the last three Advance Auto Parts Clash races at Daytona International Speedway and four of the last five. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 31

Johnson scores ninth Martinsville win, advances to Championship 4

Mr. Martinsville is back – and with him, a realistic shot at a record-tying NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship

Winless at the .526-mile short track since the spring race of 2013, Jimmie Johnson ended his “drought” on Sunday with a victory in the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 and earned a berth in the Championship 4 race, set for Nov. 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 12

Denny Hamlin wins regular-season finale at Richmond

Jamie McMurray locked up a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with a seventh-place finish

Denny Hamlin won a wild race at his home track, and the top four Chase hopefuls entering Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 all held serve at Richmond International Raceway in an event that ended in overtime after a record 16 cautions. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 08

Hamlin earns first career road course win at Watkins Glen

The race was in doubt until the final corner

Denny HamlinDenny Hamlin, winner of Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at the Glen, entertained a sold-out grandstand with a celebratory burnout that trailed a plume of smoke the entire length of the frontstretch at Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 21

Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500

Truex earned the runner-up result

Denny Hamlin

In a thrilling photo finish, Denny Hamlin made a pass on Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead on the final lap on Sunday’s Daytona 500. Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. were side-by-side for the win as they crossed the start-finish line, but Hamlin — who led a race-high 95 laps — prevailed by inches over Truex in a photo finish. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 14

Denny Hamlin wins Sprint Unlimited in overtime finish

Hamlin battles through to win wild Sprint Unlimited

Sprint Unlimited logo Saturday’s Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway ended with a mere handful of cars undamaged — and race winner Denny Hamlin‘s Toyota wasn’t one of them.
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Sep 28

Matt Kenseth wins at New Hampshire

Kevin Harvick clarified his championship status on Sunday—but not the way he had planned

Kenseth: 'You got to enjoy it while it's here'After dominating the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for most of the afternoon, Harvick ran out of fuel while leading on Lap 298 of 300, handing the top spot and the victory to Matt Kenseth, who joined teammate Denny Hamlin as an automatic qualifier for the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

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Sep 21

Denny Hamlin wins at Chicagoland

In the theater, using the expression “Break a leg” is a way to wish an actor good luck on opening night.

Recap: Hamlin busts Chase Grids with winTwelve days before Sunday’s opening Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway, Denny Hamlin tore the ACL in his right leg playing basketball. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 17

Dominant Kenseth corrals Michigan victory

Kenseth quickly exhibited his mastery of the high-drag aerodynamic package

Dominant Kenseth corrals Michigan victoryFrom Matt Kenseth‘s point of view, the competition package NASCAR used at Michigan International Speedway could well have had a big, bright bow on it. Read the rest of this entry »


May 20

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Charlotte Motor Speedway

It’s Hamlin Time: All-Star Winner Tries To Become Eighth Driver To Sweep May Charlotte Races

Charlotte Motor Speedway logo Denny Hamlin sent a message to the other drivers on the final 10-lap shootout of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race: “Can’t touch this.” Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 02

NASCAR National Series News & Notes

Hamlin chimes in with Fifth Martinsville victory

NASCAR logo With past nemesis Brad Keselowski beating on his bumper in the closing laps of Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Denny Hamlin kept control of his car and sped to his first checkered flag since he won at Talladega on May 4, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 29

Hamlin outlasts Keselowski to win STP 500

Denny Hamlin delivers win for Gibbs, Toyota

Denny HamlinWith Brad Keselowski beating a tattoo into his rear bumper, and with his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota sliding sideways as it approached the checkered flag, Denny Hamlin held on to his car and held off Keselowski to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 20

Danica has words with Hamlin following Duel #2

Stewart-Haas Racing driver rallies from late wreck to make Daytona 500

Danica Patrick - photo © Todd Warshaw -Getty Images For the second time this week, Danica Patrick wound up with a wrecked race car and on both occasions fellow driver Denny Hamlin was seen as the culprit. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 17

Matt Kenseth aims to keep early Daytona momentum

Veteran won Sprint Unlimited, posted strong time in qualifying

Sprint Unlimited logo He won the Sprint Unlimited and posted the fourth fastest time in the final round of qualifying for Sunday’s Daytona 500 (which became the third fastest in the final round after teammate Denny Hamlin’s time was disallowed). Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 10

Harvick wins at Phoenix, clinches spot in championship race

Harvick, Hamlin, Logano and Newman make up final four Chasers

A victory at Phoenix—and a dominating one at that—was exactly what Kevin Harvick needed to keep his hopes for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship alive. Read the rest of this entry »


May 05

Denny Hamlin wins thriller at Talladega

JGR driver avoids ‘Big One’ to become eighth different winner in ’14

Denny Hamlin - photo © NASCAR Via Getty Images In his 300th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start, Denny Hamlin overtook Kevin Harvick coming to the white flag to win the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

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Jul 01

Matt Kenseth wins action-packed Quaker State 400

Kenseth becomes first driver to four victories this season

Kentucky Speedway  2011-08-27About the only thing that could cast a cloud over Matt Kenseth’s fourth victory of the season was the hard hit Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin suffered in Sunday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, a race postponed from Saturday because of rain. Read the rest of this entry »


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