Start ‘N’ Park Blog is taking a look back at the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver by driver. This recap will take a look at the driver’s stats, the season’s highlights, the season’s lowlights, what a quick look at next year. This installment takes a look back at Denny Hamlin who finished in the 6th place in the final standings.
Preseason Pick: 7th
Top 5s: 14
Top 10s: 17
What Was Said Prior To The Season:
“So a few drivers ago I blasted Joe Gibbs Racing as not being there, then I turn around and put Hamlin 7th after a dreadful 2011. I have two words for you all. Darian Grubb. You can chalk up his past success to having championship drivers like Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart. Stewart’s ending in 2011 has been credited with his will to win, but at the same time Grubb made call after that call that worked during the same stretch. I think a new voice will boast Hamlin...