Will Denny Hamlin Get Season Going In Right Direction This Weekend in Phoenix?

It’s no secret, Denny Hamlin thought the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season would have started much better. After a disappointing 17th place finish in the Daytona 500, Hamlin came home 38th in Atlanta. But, things started turning the corner last weekend in Las Vegas, as Hamlin brought home his No. 11 Toyota sixth on the 1.5-mile Nevada circuit. Now, we head to Phoenix, another good track for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. Currently, Hamlin sits 15th in the Cup points standings, but another good run on Sunday at…

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Chase Elliott Leads the Way in Final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice in Atlanta

Hampton, GA – The Georgia fans will have plenty to cheer about on Sunday afternoon, as their native son Chase Elliott (Dawsonville native) was fastest on Saturday in final practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Elliott, turned a lap of 188.015 mph in his No. 24 Chevrolet to earn the top speed among the 39 starters for tomorrow’s Fords of Honor QuikTrip 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN). With how last weeks Daytona 500 ended for Elliott, he’s eager and ready to get back…

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After Quiet 1st Half of the Daytona 500, Big Crashes Steal The Show Over Final 100 Laps

Daytona Beach, Fla – Entering Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500, it would have been easy to pick someone from either Team Penske, Hendrick Motorsports or Joe Gibbs Racing to win the season opener at the Daytona International Speedway. After all, someone out of these three camps have won 17 of the last 19 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races during Daytona Speedweeks. But, by time we got to Lap 150, most of them were already eliminated or at least caught up in a crash at some point in the final…

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Denny Hamlin Looking to Be Just 4th Daytona 500 Winner to Repeat The Next Year

Daytona Beach, Fla – In 2016, Denny Hamlin edged out Martin Truex Jr. by .010 seconds en route to his first Daytona 500 victory. Now, Hamlin returns to the Daytona International Speedway with one goal in mind, a repeat. Unfortunately for Hamlin, repeating Daytona 500 triumphs is no small task. Out of 58 Daytona 500’s in the books, only three times has a winner won again in the follow year. In fact, it hasn’t happened in over 20 years as Sterling Marlin was the last to do so in 1994 and…

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Denny Hamlin, FedEx Sign Extension With Joe Gibbs Racing

Daytona Beach, Fla – FedEx, Denny Hamlin and Joe Gibbs Racing all announced today that the sponsor and Hamlin have agreed to an extension with Joe Gibbs Racing. FedEx, will serve as the sponsor of the No. 11 Toyota with driver Denny Hamlin in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. “FedEx has been synonymous with the #11 car and Denny Hamlin for many years, and together we have enjoyed great successes on and off the race track,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, senior vice president, FedEx Integrated and Marketing Communications.  “The FedEx Racing program provides the…

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Chase Elliott Wins the Pole for Next Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – After practice yesterday, it seemed it would be a Ford battle for the pole in Daytona 500 qualifying on Sunday. Ford drivers had four of the top five speeds on the speed chart and looked like the clear favorite to land at least one if not both of the guaranteed front row starting spots for next Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN). Instead, Chevrolet had other things in mind. For the fifth straight year and ninth time in the last 10 years, a Chevy…

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Joey Logano Wins Thrilling Clash at Daytona Ending on Sunday

Daytona Beach, Fla – It was back to the glory days for the season opening NASCAR race at Daytona. Since 1979, NASCAR has held an all-star event format formerly known as the Busch Clash. Every year, this race kicks off Daytona Speedweeks. Recently though, the race was renamed and moved to run under the lights. But, a name change back to the “Clash” in the offseason and a rainout from last night, forced this year’s “Clash” to be run back to daytime hours. That threw a wrinkle to everything, as all…

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