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Denny Hamlin broke the track record Thursday with a lap of 195.624 mph to capture the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Hamlin, who has never won a Sprint Cup race at CMS, was one of eight drivers to top the previous record of 193.708 set last October by Greg Biffle.
It is Hamlin's 14th career pole.
Four Toyotas will start in the top five. Hamlin will start alongside Kurt Busch on the front row, followed by Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin and Clint Bowyer.
Kasey Kahne will start sixth, Biffle seventh, Kyle Busch eighth, Jamie McMurray ninth and Ryan Newman rounds out the top 10.
Sprint All-Star race champion Jimmie Johnson starts 12th.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 11th and Danica Patrick starts 24th.
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All-Star Race Recap: Denny Hamlin finished sixth in last Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, learning valuable information for this Sunday’s longest race of the season — the Coca-Cola 600 — on the 1.5-mile oval. Saturday’s 90-lap non-points, exhibition event was broken into five segments, with four 20...
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On Saturday Brian France spoke to the media before the running of the Nationwide Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
One of the topics France was asked to talk about...
Denny Hamlin will start from the pole in the Coca-Cola 600…
Denny Hamlin wins Coca-Cola 600 pole with speed of 195.624 mph…
Denny Hamlin won the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Hamlin set a new track record at 195.6 mph, seven other drivers also topped the previous track record. He will lead a field of 43 cars to the green flag in the twelfth race of the Sprint Cup season.
Kasey Kahne won last years race, he will start sixth in Sunday’s race.
Only one car failed to qualify for...
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing | Starting Position: 1st
How was your qualifying run? “We just ran real fast. The entire FedEx Office team just gave me an awesome car this weekend. We knew we had to improve from last week. We didn’t improve the way we wanted. All these guys here sucked up and made a helluva run.”
What do you expect in Sunday’s...
Denny Hamlin won the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte with a time of 27.604 seconds. Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin, and Clint Bowyer round out the top five starting positions. The only driver who did not make the event was Mike Bliss. The event will be live on FOX at 6 PM EST.
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It was not the near $600 million payout, but a cashier in Missouri can thank NASCAR for her winning of $1 million in the recent Powerball.
Mary-Jane Hart works each weekend at the Heartland Pit Stop in Doniphan, MO. The part-time cashier sold herself a powerball ticket when she came into work on Saturday. The jackpot had reached $590.5 million dollars and Hart thought it was a good...