Emotions run gamut for Joe Gibbs Racing after ups and downs of Bristol

Kyle Busch frustrated with mechanical issue, while Denny Hamlin pleased to overcome mistakes.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Rain Interrupts Bristol Race, Forces Postponement Until Sunday

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BRISTOL, Tenn. – Bristol Motor Speedway teased its race fans with a brief taste of side-by-side action on Saturday night, before persistent storms halted the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race after 48 laps and forced postponement of the finish until Sunday afternoon. The race will resume at 1 p.m. ET Sunday and will be broadcast on CNBC. Carl Edwards...
Via Motorsports Tribune
2 days ago

NSCS: Edwards Steals the Pole From Hamlin

Bristol, Tennessee — In happy hour Carl Edwards was the slow one of the Joe Gibbs Racing drivers, but when the stopwatch mattered he was the one positioned atop the charts. At a speed of 131.407 mph Edwards matched the previous track record to secure his pole for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. In the first round of qualifying Denny Hamlin set the qualifying...
Via Rubbings Racing
3 days ago

Why Carl Edwards will be one of the drivers to beat at Bristol

Is Carl Edwards the driver to beat Saturday night in the Bass Pro Shops NRA 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway? Signs point to yes, with his stiffest competition probably coming from his own teammates at Joe Gibbs Racing. All told, JGR's current lineup of drivers have won a total of 14 races at Bristol, including five for Kyle Busch four apiece for Edwards and Matt Kenseth, and one...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago

Denny Hamlin's Daytona 500 smaller replica trophy has typo

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Denny Hamlin might want to keep his own engraver on standby. The Daytona 500 winner tweeted a picture Tuesday after he received a replica version of the Harley J. Earl Trophy, which goes to drivers who win ''The Great American Race.'' The silver plate read 2015 instead of 2016. Daytona officials said Thursday that Hamlin had tweeted a picture of a smaller...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rare week off comes at great time for ailing Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin

The final week off for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in this 2016 season could not be coming at a better time for two of its top stars, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin.Both drivers could use the extra time away from the grind of a track on a race weekend to try to overcome health issues.Earnhardt has missed the last four races while trying to recover from concussion-like symptoms...
Via FOX Sports
13 days ago

Denny Hamlin's Daytona 500 trophy has a typo

DAYTONA, Florida (AP) Denny Hamlin might want to keep his own engraver on standby. The Daytona 500 winner tweeted a picture Tuesday after he received his version of the Harley J. Earl Trophy that goes to drivers who win the Great American Race. But instead of the correct year of 2016, the silver plate read ''2015.'' ''It just hasn't been the best week as far as mis-prints go...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamlin insists he didn't let retiring Stewart win in Sonoma

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Denny Hamlin insists he didn't let retiring NASCAR star Tony Stewart win last week at Sonoma Raceway. Asked about his runner-up finish at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, Hamlin made it clear that his mistake was the main reason Stewart got by him in the final turn Sunday. Stewart passed Hamlin on the inside going into tricky Turn 11 and held...
Via Associated Press
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Denny Hamlin wins closest ever Daytona 500

With one lap left in the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Matt Kenseth had the lead, Martin Truex Jr. was stuck in second and Denny Hamlin was back with the rest of the pack. But after a thrilling final stretch, Kenseth somehow wound up 14th, with Hamlin defeating Truex by just .011 of a second, or this much: Photo.Finish.#DAYTONA500 — NASCAR (@NASCAR) February...
Via The Comeback
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

NSCS: Denny Hamlin Talks His Knee, NASCAR Goes West,… The Bachelor?

As Larry McReynolds would let everyone know, as of Thursday there are only 23 days until the Daytona 500. With the Daytona 500 only a few weeks away, Denny Hamlin is focusing on getting back to 100% before Daytona. At the beginning of the off-season, Hamlin had surgery on his knee. Injuries aren’t anything new to Hamlin. Hamlin’s first ACL tear came in January of 2010 and had...
Via On Pit Road
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

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