2013 Stats: Points Finish 23rd, 5 Poles, 1 Win, 4 Top Fives, 8 Top Tens, Average Running Position 15.7, Average Finish 21.0, Laps Led 363, Driver Rating 82.4 Strengths- Denny Hamlin is an elite talent on short tracks and flat tracks. When he’s 100% he’s arguably the best driver in the series on both of […]
Denny Hamlin Matt Kenseth Dale Earnhardt Jr. Martin Truex Jr. Clint Bowyer Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski Joey Logano Jimmie Johnson Kevin Harvick Jeff Gordon Carl Edwards Kasey Kahne Elliott Sadler Kyle Larson Aric Almirola Ryan Newman Juan Pablo Montoya Mark Martin Danica Patrick Kurt Busch Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Jeff Burton Greg Biffle Parker Kligerman Marcos […]
Car No Lap Caution Incident 11 51 #1 After leading the opening 18 laps, Denny Hamlin began losing spots rather quickly after his car got really loose, falling all the way outside the top 20 at one point. Hamlin spun Lap 51 in turn 2, bringing out the race’s first caution. He restarted in the […]
Car No Lap Caution Incident 31 7 #1 Running in 20th, Jeff Burton spun, with a little help from Carl Edwards. Dave Blaney, Travis Kvapil and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. also suffered damage getting by Burton, Blaney going to the garage. 93 88 #2 Travis Kvapil spun in turns 3 & 4. No contact, but a […]
Car No Lap Caution Incident 40 3 #1 An early caution was brought out after Tony Raines blew up. 5 24 While running in the back of the pack, Kasey Kahne lost the draft, running in the 41st position. By lap 33, he was over seven seconds off the pace of that pack. After […]
Car No Lap Caution Incident 10 1 #1 A number of cars were involved in an early wreck, including Danica Patrick, Cole Whitt and David Reuitmann. Patrick got loose and went hard into the wall in turn 1, ending her day barely after it began. Reuitmann also was forced to the garage. Kyle Busch, who […]
Car No Lap Caution Incident 30 #1 Competition caution after rain. 78 81 Kurt Busch was forced to serve a pass-through penalty after speeding on pit road during a green-flag stop, putting him a lap down. 30, 42 109 #2 Cole Whitt spun off of turn 4, possibly due to some rain drops. Juan Pablo […]
Car No Lap Incident 42 1 Traffic was tight heading into the race’s opening turn, and Juan Pablo Montoya made contact with Ricky Stenhouse Jr., sending them spinning. Matt Kenseth was also involved,, as he had nowhere to go. Stenhouse went to the garage with heavy damage, while Kenseth and Montoya headed to pit road […]
Car No Lap Incident 27 23 Fire could be seen underneath Paul Menard’s No. 27 Chevrolet as his engine blew up, bringing out the first caution flag of the day. He was running third at the time. Menard finished 43rd. 11 25 Denny Hamlin, boxed in by the No. 51 of AJ Allmendinger, took an […]
Denny Hamlin Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch Matt Kenseth Ryan Newman Mark Martin Kevin Harvick Brad Keselowski Joey Logano Jamie McMurray Kasey Kahne Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kurt Busch Juan Pablo Montoya Clint Bowyer Paul Menard Casey Mears Carl Edwards Greg Biffle Jeff Gordon Landon Cassill Tony Stewart Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Jimmie Johnson Austin Dillion Bobby […]
The 2013 NASCAR season is now about 1/3rds completed so it’s time to hand out some trimester grades. Some drivers have performed well and others have not. Find out if your favorite driver passed or failed. This post is part of a three part series. These grades are subjective and some drivers are graded on […]
Denny Hamlin will not be returning for the Richmond Toyota Owners 400. Here’s is a statement he tweeted:
This evening Joe Gibbs Racing announced that they were premature with their earlier statement. Mark Martin will drive the #11 at Martinsville but at Texas Brian Vickers will take over the duties of piloting the car until Hamlin returns.
This evening it was announced that Mark Martin will be replacing Denny Hamlin in the #11 while he heals from his back injuries. Reportedly Mark Martin won’t drive the #11 at Talladega though. Brian Vickers is expected to drive for JGR at that venue.
Due to his injury at Auto Club Speedway Denny Hamlin will be out six weeks. He will not require surgery. Also no replacement driver has been named. Because of the off week he’ll likely miss five races.