Originally posted on Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News  |  Last updated 6/10/14
Denny Hamlin doesn’t want to get ahead of himself. He knows he isn’t “officially” locked into the Chase for the Sprint Cup. But with a victory already in hand this season, he knows under the new Chase format, the odds are good he’s in the elimination-style playoff field. When the Sprint Cup teams arrive at Martinsville Speedway for the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot™ 500 on October 26 Hamlin figures if he has survived the cut to the final eight championship contenders, he will be in perfect position for a title run. The Eliminator Round, the third round of the Chase, begins at Martinsville and a win in any of the three races in that round guarantees a spot in the Sprint Cup Series Championship on November 16. “Martinsville is going to be a key race, especially for our 11 team,” Hamlin said recently during a break in a mid-week test session. “I think you find yourself in a place where you have won a lot of races before, and if you can somehow win that Chase race (Martinsville) you are...
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