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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 standings, had to love this effort.
Chase for the Sprint Cup championship drivers Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr. were second and third. Points leader Jimmie Johnson starts 11th.
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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...
Entering Dover International Speedway this weekend, Denny Hamlin's greatest challenge was accepting the track.
It's not that his record was terrible at the Monster Mile, but with two top-five finishes and no wins in 13 starts, it just wasn't quite Hamlin-like.
So Hamlin's crew chief, Darian Grubb, devised a new strategy and enlisted his driver. If Hamlin bought...
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...
Denny Hamlin’s win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon last weekend may have been his fifth trip to victory lane in 2012, the most of any NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitor this year, but the driver, apparently, thought there was still room for improvement.
“We’ve been working hard on getting our cars better,” Hamlin said on Saturday after claiming the pole for Sunday’s...
New confidence gives Denny Hamlin pole...
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DENNY HAMLIN - WINNER
#11 FedEx Office Toyota
· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 103.1
· Five wins, 12 top fives, 14 top 10s; two poles
· Average finish of 12.3
· Led 20 races for 1,093 laps
Dover International Speedway Outlook:
· Two top fives...
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 [...]