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Denny Hamlin has to be considered a favorite to win the TUMS Fast Relief 500 when the Chase for the Sprint Cup rolls into Martinsville Speedway on October 28.
He’s already won a Chase race, he’s third in the points, only 16 behind leader Brad Keselowski and he has dominated Martinsville in recent years with four victories in his short Sprint Cup career.
Now Hamlin’s fans will get the chance to hear what he thinks about his Chase chances and the odds of him pulling off another Martinsville Speedway win when he meets with those who purchase the Denny Hamlin Package for the TUMS Fast Relief 500.
The Hamlin Package includes a seat in the Old Dominion Tower and admission to a question-and-answer session with Hamlin for just $73. The question-and-answer session is tentatively scheduled for 10:10 on race morning. It will be a 15-minute emceed appearance. “Denny has a great history at Martinsville, from his Late Model Stock days to winning in Sprint Cup and the Truck Series,” said Martin...
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Denny Hamlin did everything right -- well, almost everything -- but stretching his fuel for the final 89 laps was beyond the capabilities of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
Forced to pit from the lead with nine laps left in Sunday's race, Hamlin, the pole winner, finished eighth and lost nine points to the series lead, now held by Keselowski.
"It's so frustrating...
Based off the performance of the teams of Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin during the season - and some of them from last year - we had some insight into how they would perform during the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
I'm a little more surprised that we don't have one or two more doing better than they are right now.
Most notably, as good as defending champion...
Denny Hamlin’s Dover day ruined by fuel mileage…
Just what is causing so much frustration for Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers in races?
It's a combination of things.
Some of the drivers whom I picked up on being a little frustrated - and some who were a lot frustrated - include Denny Hamlin. Even though he won the race at New Hampshire last week in very dominating fashion, when you look at the past four races, including...
When crew chief Chad Knaus told Jimmie Johnson that he'd have to squeeze 89 laps out of his final tank of fuel, Johnson wasn't happy -- because he knew the implications.
With a car capable of winning, Johnson instead had to back down his lap times drastically to save enough fuel to get to the end of Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.