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Denny Hamlin spoke to the media after winning Saturday’s Kroger 200 from the Martinsville Speedway. It was his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win following up his win in this race one year ago. It was the first win of the season for Kyle Busch Motorsports as well. Video courtesy of the NASCAR Media Group.
BEST OF MAXIM
Denny Hamlin didn't receive the homecoming he had hoped for at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.
The Virginia native entered the weekend third in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings, 20 points behind then-leader Brad Keselowski.
However, although he fought back from several setbacks in the race, Hamlin couldn't overcome electrical issues.
"It's going (expletive) haywire...
Denny Hamlin’s team worked feverishly to get the No. 11 car back on track, after electrical issues sent them to the garage Sunday at Martinsville. Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images for NASCAR
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And then there were two. Just when it was looking like a three man race for the championship between Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski...
The drivers are at Martinsville for the Tums Fast Relief 500 today for the seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase race. Six-time Martinsville race winner, Jimmie Johnson is on the pole, his speed of 927.598 edged out Brian Vickers for the top spot, who is making his last start of 2012 season, in the #55 Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing. Johnson has finished in the top ten in 18...
Denny Hamlin showed just why he is a master of Martinsville Speedway Saturday.
Making a rare appearance in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Hamlin started from the rear after missing the drivers' meeting because of a conflict with Sprint Cup practice, then immediately began to work his way through traffic. He bumped and banged his way to the front, finally taking the lead...
After this weekend's race at Martinsville Speedway and looking forward, I feel like we're down to three, maybe three-and-a-half men, who have a shot at the championship.
Denny Hamlin and his group took such a hit after the mechanical failure at Martinsville that being able to recover from the amount of points they lost in Sunday's race is going to be next to impossible...
If you had to pick any driver to come from the back of the field during a 200-lap race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, the discussion wouldn’t go much further than the name Denny Hamlin. After rain halted NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying twice and the session ended just prior to the start of Sprint Cup Series practice, Hamlin – who is still in the heat of the Chase...
To Denny Hamlin, it was standard operating procedure at Martinsville Speedway.
To Matt Crafton, it was an unjustified bulldozer move.
Regardless of the point of view, Hamlin won Saturday’s Kroger 200 with an aggressive pass after a restart with eight laps left and showed no regret in claiming his second victory at the 0.526-mile track and his second win in 15 career Camping World...
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DENNY HAMLIN - WINNER
#11 FedEx Express Toyota
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 102.6
Five wins, 13 top fives, 16 top 10s; three poles
Average finish of 11.9
Led 22 races for 1,168 laps
Martinsville Speedway Outlook:
Four wins, nine top fives, 12 top 10s; two poles
Average finish of 6.4 in 14 races
Honestly, everything kind of unfolded Sunday afternoon to some degree the way it was anticipated at Martinsville Speedway.
We talked about it a lot pre-Martinsville. We knew we would have a fair amount of cautions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race; we had 11 cautions for 64 laps. At the same time, we cycled through one set of green-flag pit stops, so all that was pretty much in line...
Denny Hamlin led the way with a lap of 19.616 seconds in the final practice for the Kroger 200 from Martinsville. Rounding out the top five was Ryan Blaney, Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, and Kevin Harvick.
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