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Denny Hamlin is winning the mental battle against his NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup competitors. That's what happened this past weekend, he won a mental battle against those guys when he rallied from an opening-race setback with a dominating win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
But those are the same guys who know that Denny is going to be good at Loudon, Denny is going to be good at Richmond, Denny's going to be good at Martinsville. It's the other places that Denny has to worry about.
They expect him to be the car to beat when they go to these racetracks. What the Chase drivers are hoping for is when they get him to Dover, when they get him to Talladega, when they get him to Charlotte, that they can return the favor.
That's what you've got to kind of worry about and work on if you're one of the other Chase contenders.
Don't get all wrapped up in one or two races, because you've got to believe you've got one or two races that you can do the...
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Denny Hamlin turned a lap of 159.299 mph to win the pole Saturday at Dover International Speedway.
Hamlin has been open in his disdain for the 1-mile concrete oval. He has an average finish of 20.5 in 13 career starts at Dover.
Hamlin turned to a sports psychologist for advice and was told he needed to ''fall in love with the track.''
Hamlin, third in the points...
Denny Hamlin was dominant in Sunday’s NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, leading 193 of 300 laps in the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota en route to a series-leading fifth victory of the 2012 season in Round 2 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. The Virginia native sliced through the field from his 32nd-place starting position to take the lead for the first time on...
Now that race #2 of the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup is in the books, let’s take a look back at what we learned and what could lie ahead:
1) Denny Hamlin Remains a Title Favorite
After running out of fuel at Chicago and finishing 16th, Hamlin guaranteed via Twitter that he’d win at Loudon. He and his #11 Joe Gibbs Racing team not only delivered, they delivered in dominant...
NASCAR’s three national touring series split away from one another this past weekend, with the headline event and second race of the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup taking place at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. There, Denny Hamlin capitalized on a called shot—of sorts—to take his series-leading fifth win of the season and close out [...]
The Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was all about Denny Hamlin. The No. 11 flat-out dominated practice and was untouchable in the race itself. Of course, there was that little matter about qualifying, but that miscue just served to make things more interesting. Otherwise, what would have even been the point of showing [...]
Sport Clips, a national sport-themed hair-care franchise for men and boys founded in 1993 with nearly 1,000 stores nationwide, will make its final appearance of 2012 with the Joe Gibbs Racing Nationwide Series program on Saturday afternoon with Joey Logano and the No. 18 Toyota. Sport Clips, who has a rich history with Joe Gibbs Racing, has sponsored Logano’s JGR teammate Denny...