Found May 13, 2013 on Fan View Point:
PLAYERS: Denny Hamlin
Denny Hamlin missed four races after his wreck and resultant back injury. Season over right? No chance at making The Chase, right? Well, hold up.Denny Hamlin brought home the #11 Fed Ex Toyota Camry to an outstanding second place finish Saturday night. The win moved Hamlin to a respectable 26th in points, with the meat of the summer schedule ahead of him.Post race, JD Gibbs was asked about Hamlin's Chase chances. "When he came over to congratulate Matt after the race was over, I asked him how he was feeling. He said, I'm sore because, man, I've wanted this for a long time. He's passionate about it. I think when you're not in the sport, you haven't been driving for a while, it reignites that passion. He's kind of back in that mode. He felt a little bit of pain, but it wasn't nearly what he thought it might be. I think he's excited to be back in that role." Gibbs said. He added, on the Chase, "I don't k...

Hamlin tries to rally into Chase

I realize the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is still relatively young. Let's face it: We've run only 11 out of 36 points events. While the teams pretty much have a baseline now, they all know there is still a lot to learn about this new Generation-6 car. The team and manufacturer that definitely have reaped the benefit of the car at this point have to be Joe Gibbs Racing...

Denny Hamlin Bojangles’ Southern 500 Race Recap

• Returning to the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota for his first full race since being sidelined earlier this season following a late-race accident at Auto Club Speedway, Denny Hamlin proved he was ready to get back to racing by securing the sixth starting position for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. • Battling a tight-handling Camry from the start of the...

Joe Gibbs teams challenge Hendrick

There's a power shift occurring in the Sprint Cup garage. Hendrick Motorsports has long been considered NASCAR's juggernaut, but in 2013, Joe Gibbs Racing has raised the bar. With five wins this season -- three victories by JGR newcomer Matt Kenseth and two by Kyle Busch -- the company has collected nearly half the hardware. On Saturday night, Gibbs' Toyotas nearly...
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