An explanation why Denny Hamlin had to start at the rear at Phoenix

NASCAR's Steve O'Donnell admits that Denny Hamlin's penalty was a 'really tough break' but it is what teams requested with the rule.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

Errant screw means Denny Hamlin will start out back

Denny Hamlin caught a bad break Friday afternoon and will now have to start Sunday’s Camping World 500 at Phoenix Raceway from the rear of the field. The reason was an errant screw. Yes, you read that correctly: a screw. As you can see from this tweet from Mike Wheeler, Hamlin’s crew chief on the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Hamlin ran over a screw in the first round of qualifying...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

Kyle Busch vs. Joey Logano: Hate is great in NASCAR

Without intending to, Joey Logano created a hornet’s nest for NASCAR when he lost control of his No. 22 Team Penske Ford on the last lap at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and wrecked Kyle Busch as the two were racing for fourth place last Sunday.And may turn out to be the best thing that’s happened to NASCAR in a long time.That’s because in racing as in wrasslin’, hate is great...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago

NASCAR won’t penalize anyone for the Kyle Busch-Joey Logano fight

A few years ago, in an attempt to boost interest in the sport amidst sagging ratings and develop more engaging personalities in the sport, NASCAR decided to loosen up its rules and restrictions on tough racing. The policy colloquially known as “have at it, boys” came into effect several years ago where the sport encouraged their drivers to handle business on the track.Of course...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

One year after stunning Daytona 500 triumph, Toyotas pulled up short

What a difference a year makes.In 2016, Toyota put together a stunning Daytona 500 game plan that saw all four Joe Gibbs Racing drivers and Martin Truex Jr. work in lockstep in the closing laps.The end result was Denny Hamlin’s JGR Toyota crossed the start-finish line 0.010 seconds ahead of Truex in the closest Daytona 500 finish since the advent of electronic timing and scoring...
Via FOX Sports
24 days ago

Hamlin spoils Earnhardt return with last-lap pass for win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Denny Hamlin didn't need a Toyota teammate to grab another win at Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin charged past Dale Earnhardt Jr. with one lap remaining Thursday night to win the second 150-mile qualifying race. Earnhardt actually dominated, but couldn't hold off Hamlin at the end. Hamlin is the defending Daytona 500 winner and has won a Duel qualifying...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamlin gets contract extension from Gibbs and sponsor FedEx

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Denny Hamlin has signed a contract extension with both Joe Gibbs Racing and longtime sponsor FedEx. The reigning Daytona 500 winner had the extension announced Thursday as FedEx honored him with a highlight video of the victory, the closest finish in race history. FedEx has been with JGR since 2005, and the only primary sponsor Hamlin has had at NASCAR...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The one decision that changed everything for Team Penske

After years of just being OK at restrictor-plate tracks, Team Penske has vaulted to the top of the pack, winning six of the last nine races at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.Last year, Penske driver Brad Keselowski won at both plate tracks, Talladega in the spring and Daytona in July, while his teammate, Joey Logano, won the fall Talladega race.Logano...
Via FOX Sports
29 days ago

WATCH: Denny Hamlin Interview at Daytona Media Day | NASCAR RACE HUB

Denny Hamlin talks with Shannon Spake and Larry McReynolds about being the defending Daytona 500 Champion.
Via FOX Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Toyota carry their 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup success into 2017?

If Drake was to ever become a bandwagon fan in NASCAR, he’d be taking warm-up laps in a Camry. What a time to be alive for Toyota racing.2016 was a groundbreaking year for Toyota in many respects. They hope to take that momentum and carry it into 2017. In a sport where Ford and Chevrolet has dominated the scene for more than 30 years, Toyota secured its first-ever NASCAR Sprint...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

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