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SEAT SUBS: NASCAR veteran Mark Martin will drive the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) No. 11 FedEx Freight Camry at Martinsville Speedway while Denny Hamlin recovers from an L1 compression fracture suffered during an accident at California’s Auto Club Speedway on March 24. Martin, who also shares the seat of the Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) No. 55 Camry, has 858 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) starts and has compiled 40 wins, 271 top-five finishes, 449 top-10 finishes and 56 pole awards, including the pole at Phoenix last month. Martin has made 48 career NSCS starts at Martinsville and has two wins (1992 and 2000) and three poles. Following Martin’s one-race stint in the No. 11 Camry, fellow Toyota driver and JGR NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) competitor Brian Vickers will be behind the wheel beginning with the April 13 race at Texas Motor Speedway.
TOYOTA TALLY: After the first five races of the 2013 NSCS and NNS season are in the books, Camry drivers have already posted strong numbers in bo...
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When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Richmond Denny Hamlin wants to be back behind the wheel. Hamlin who was initially ruled out for six weeks is hopeful that he will be behind the wheel of the No. 11 for the April 27th event. Returning at Richmond would be two weeks earlier this first reported. Hamlin’s eventual return will be dictated by doctors. Hamlin will be at Martinsville...
Telling a racer to slow down isn't easy. Especially a race-car driver accustomed to traveling at speeds of 190 mph.
And backing down wasn't an easy concept for Denny Hamlin to grasp. Then he discovered how severe the consequences from his grim wreck at Auto Club Speedway on March 24 might have been.
Hamlin, 32, suffered a compression fraction to his L1 vertebra.
If it was up to him, Denny Hamlin's fractured vertebra in his lower back would not cause him to miss any races.
''I can get in my car right now and go; I feel like I can get in my car right now and win Martinsville,'' Hamlin said Wednesday.
But he can't race this weekend at Martinsville. He'll be watching from pit road as Mark Martin drives his car,...
Denny Hamlin believes that justice will be served.
While NASCAR deduced that the March 24 incident between Hamlin and Joey Logano in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway was just a racing deal, Hamlin still believes that the accident -- which left him sidelined for at least the next four races -- was indeed intentional.
However, Hamlin did not take issue with NASCAR...
The drivers replacing the injured Denny Hamlin view their opportunities differently.
Mark Martin hopes jumping in Hamlin's No. 11 Toyota at Martinsville Speedway this weekend provides a chance to change his career of disappointment on the shortest, trickiest oval in NASCAR's top series.
Hamlin has won four times in 15 starts at Martinsville. Martin has won twice in 48 starts...
Fontana Recap: Denny Hamlin charged from 18th to second after the final restart with 11 laps remaining in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway and battled for the lead coming to the checkered flag, but contact sent the #11 FedEx Express Toyota spinning into the infield and hard into the inside retaining wall, relegating the team to a 25th-place finish in the event...
Mark Martin will be stepping into the #11 FedEx Toyota this weekend at the Martinsville Speedway in a one off race to help the team while normal driver Denny Hamlin recovers from injuries suffered in the last race in Fontana.
Martin spoke to the media Friday about the relief effort and what it means to get behind the wheel of a car that has been a proven winner at Martinsville.
Denny Hamlin's wreck, the result of hard racing from Joey Logano as both drivers battled for the win at Fontana, wasn't the only nastiness that occurred at the two-mile track.
On the final restart, Logano blocked Tony Stewart and broke his momentum, costing Stewart a chance to win the race. After the race, an angry Stewart confronted Logano on pit road, as crew members...
In picking Brian Vickers to substitute for Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing got a driver who can empathize with what Hamlin is feeling while he waits to return to his car.
Vickers will start a stint of indeterminate length in the No. 11 Toyota next weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, as Hamlin continues to recover from a compression fracture of the first lumbar vertebra suffered during...
It's been 37 years since Elton John first sang "Sorry seems to be the hardest word."
It might take the same amount of time before Denny Hamlin hears an apology from Joey Logano.
"I thought it was just hard racing, to be honest with you," Logano said of the closing laps with Hamlin at Auto Club Speedway two weeks ago. "I felt like I just got in too hard...
In recent weeks there have been several incidents that have created drama and controversy in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. Unfortunately for Joey Logano, he has been at the center of them.
It started at Bristol Motor Speedway when Logano, while running strong in second place, was hit from the rear by Denny Hamlin. The bump resulted in Logano spinning out and making contact with the...
As NASCAR Sprint Cup practice progressed on Saturday, Mark Martin was working hard to find a happy medium for the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota he'll drive in Sunday's STP Gas Booster 500 as a substitute for injured Denny Hamlin.
Martin started out Friday with Hamlin's baseline setup, and it wasn't to his liking. Unable to overcome a tendency for the car to drag...
If you haven't been under a pile of snow for the last two weeks, you have heard endless media coverage regarding Denny Hamlin's injury, Joey Logano's lack of remorse, feuds, rivalries and crashes.
But what about the racing?
C'mon folks, we are at Martinsville! This is the epitome of short tracks, and no doubt there will be more rivalries, more feuds and...
Wild is just one word to describe the start to the 2013 Sprint Cup Series season. After five races last season, we sure didn’t have any rivalries and we were just complaining about the lack of action in the races. 2013 is a different story. The action we’ve seen so far this season has just been incredible. From heated tempers to Danica mania, the storylines just keep rolling...
Brian Vickers has been working on a Sprint Cup Series return for the past year and a half. That quest got a boost this past week when he was announced as the replacement driver for Denny Hamlin. Hamlin is recovering from injuries sustained during the last lap of the Auto Club 400 from the Auto Club Speedway.
Vickers has already been lined up to run a partial Sprint Cup Series with...