Found October 24, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Denny Hamlin
If Denny Hamlin is to stay in contention for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title the 32-year-old will need to continue his impressive runs at Martinsville Speedway. Hamlin is currently 20 points behind Brad Keselwoski in the Sprint Cup Series Chase. With four races remaining the series heads to Martinsville where Hamlin has won 4 races and has a 6.4 average finish. Only Jeff Gordon (7) and Jimmie Johnson (6) have more wins then Hamlin at Martinsville. The weekend for Hamlin will also involve a truck series race on Friday night. Kyle Busch Motorsports will have two entries in this weekends Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway. Brian Scott will drive the the No. 18 Toyota Tundra while Hamlin will take the wheel of the No. 51 truck. Last season Hamlin won his first truck series race becoming the 23rd driver to win a race in each of NASCAR’s top three divisions. Hamlin has started inside the top five in four of his five Truck Series starts and led 60 or more lap...

Hamlin gearing up for Sprint Cup stretch run

PHOENIX -- After wrecking at 204 mph in practice last Thursday, Denny Hamlin was a tad gun-shy taking the turns at Kansas Speedway the rest of the week. The reason would surprise non-NASCAR folk. Its hard to come back as a driver, especially on a high-speed race track. Its hard to come back to being 100 percent, going into that corner at the same speed and not being worried about...

Johnson, Hamlin shine at Martinsville

The race at Martinsville Speedway this weekend features the only short track in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. To me, even though it's a 500-lap race, the competition this weekend truly begins on Friday with a good, solid qualifying run because that dictates your pit-road selection, which is truly very important at this .526-mile track. It keeps you from having to beat and bang...

Denny Hamlin Kroger 200 Race Preview

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – In last year’s Kroger 200 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, home-state hero Denny Hamlin drove Kyle Busch Motorsports’ (KBM) No. 18 Tundra to his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory. With the monumental win, Hamlin became the 23rd driver in NASCAR history to win at least one race in each of its top three divisions in his career, and just...

Denny Hamlin TUMS Fast Relief 500 Race Preview

Kansas Recap: Denny Hamlin drove the No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota to a 13th-place finish Sunday at Kansas Speedway and continues to hold third place in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup points standings with four races remaining. Sunday’s event saw a season-high 14 caution flags in the first competition on the new asphalt. A solid qualifying run put the FedEx car ninth on the...

Close championship battles across NASCAR’s top series

We are inching in on closing out the 2012 NASCAR racing season, but not without a title fight. Fans are lucky this year to have a close race for the championships in all three series; Cup, Nationwide and Trucks. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is headed to Martinsville this weekend for the third to last race before they crown their champion. Four drivers are in real contention of taking...

Tony Stewart TUMS Fast Relief 500 Race Preview

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – With less than two weeks before Election Day, campaigns are on high alert for an “October Surprise,” where a calculated political maneuver designed to create news coverage influences the outcome of an election. While Tony Stewart didn’t run for office last year, the driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing delivered an...

Kroger 200 from Martinsville Final Practice Times

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. Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 51 Denny Hamlin TOYOTA Toyota 19.616 Leader 2 29 Ryan Blaney DrawTite / MOPAR RAM 19.680 -0.064 3 88 Matt Crafton ZECOL / Menards...
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