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AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 14: Denny Hamlin, sits aboard the #11 Fed Ex Ground Toyota during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 14, 2009 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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 same thing to him. That's where ha...
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