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Denny Hamlin holds off JGR teammate Martin Truex Jr. for 1st Dover victory

Denny Hamlin zipped past teammate Martin Truex Jr. with less than 10 laps to go and won the NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday at Dover International Speedway.

UPDATED: Sat., July 18, 2020

Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin still predictable Cup favorites at hot Texas

Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin can easily be considered favorites for the first summertime race at Texas, even in this unpredictable and unprecedented NASCAR Cup season.

Barefoot Denny Hamlin wins virtual Homestead as NASCAR races again

NASCAR provided live action to its fans with a virtual race at Homestead-Miami Speedway that was televised nationally.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Denny Hamlin wins third Daytona 500; Ryan Newman hospitalized

Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 for the third time when he beat Ryan Blaney to the finish line in the second-closest finish in race history.

Daytona 500 up for grabs as no clear theme has emerged

Denny Hamlin will try to become the first driver in 25 years to win consecutive Daytona 500’s this weekend.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Commentary: Joe Gibbs walks fine line managing 3 title contenders

Joe Gibbs is a retired Hall of Fame NFL coach with three Super Bowl titles who changed course in his early 50s to wade into NASCAR and see if he …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 10, 2019

Denny Hamlin races way into championship field with Phoenix win

Denny Hamlin snagged the final slot in NASCAR’s championship field with a season-saving victory at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Denny Hamlin wins pole for playoff race at Martinsville

Denny Hamlin has won the pole at Martinsville Speedway, where the five-time winner will attempt to lock himself into NASCAR’s championship race.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 20, 2019

Denny Hamlin wins chaotic NASCAR cut-off race at Kansas Speedway

Denny Hamlin won a chaotic NASCAR Cup Series elimination race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, holding off Chase Elliott on the second overtime restart that knocked Brad Keselowski out of …

Denny Hamlin wins pole at Dover for start of 2nd playoff round

Denny Hamlin turned a lap of 166.984 mph at Dover to start the second round of the playoffs on the pole.

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin suffered carbon monoxide poisoning at Dover

Denny Hamlin suffered from nausea and double vision from carbon monoxide that seeped into his Toyota at the end of the NASCAR race at Dover. Hamlin felt ill after Monday’s …

UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019

Denny Hamlin overcomes two pit penalties second win of year

Denny Hamlin had such a fast car at Texas Motor Speedway, he was able to win even after two penalties on pit road and some other issues during green flag …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Denny Hamlin cruises to second Daytona 500 victory in four years

Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered with a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch go 1-2 for Gibbs at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch swept the front row in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway. Kevin Harvick, neck-and-neck with Busch all season, was right behind in third. …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017

Kyle Busch earns spot in championship race at Martinsville

Kyle Busch is the first driver into NASCAR’s championship race, using an overtime pass of teammate Denny Hamlin to win Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.

Denny Hamlin takes pole for NASCAR Cup race at Charlotte

Denny Hamlin’s streak is alive. Hamlin topped qualifying Friday night for the NASCAR Cup playoff race Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, marking the 13th straight year he has captured a …

Denny Hamlin sweeps Darlington, rallies to Southern 500 win

Denny Hamlin overcame a bad miss of the pit road entrance to chase down Martin Truex Jr. with three laps left to win the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on …

Denny Hamlin wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Darlington

Denny Hamlin passed Joey Logano coming out of the final turn to win the Xfinity race at Darlington Raceway on Saturday.

UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017

Auto racing: Denny Hamlin, Josef Newgarden, Lewis Hamilton win featured races

Denny Hamlin held off Kyle Larson over the final laps Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and send Joe Gibbs Racing to victory lane for the first time this season. …

Hamlin wins again at Richmond, but Newman steals spotlight

It was yet another Denny Hamlin runaway for Joe Gibbs Racing on Saturday night in what turned out to be an anticlimactic end to NASCAR’s regular season.

Auto racing: Elliot Sadler holds off Denny Hamlin for first Darlington win

Dale Earnhardt Jr. surely needed a break from his unsettled future in racing. Elliott Sadler provided the perfect distraction Saturday with his Xfinity Series win at Darlington (South Carolina) Raceway.

Auto racing notebook: Hamlin wins at Watkins Glen

Denny Hamlin wasn’t about to get shoved aside again. Ignoring what he described as the worst pain he has ever felt in a race, Hamlin prevailed in a four-lap dash …

Tony Stewart wins NASCAR race at Sonoma to snap 84-event drought

For at least one weekend, Smoke was back. Tony Stewart returned to victory lane for the first time in three years in vintage fashion – refusing to let Denny Hamlin …

In Brief: Joe Gibbs Racing dominating NASCAR Spring Cup season.

AUTO RACING: The latest impressive showing for Joe Gibbs Racing came in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway. Matt Kenseth won the NASCAR Sprint Cup pole Friday at Brooklyn, Michigan, and …

All-Star winner Denny Hamlin confident in Charlotte double

CONCORD, N.C. – Denny Hamlin’s not sure he could be more confident coming into the Coca-Cola 600 with how he has performed the past two weeks at Charlotte Motor Speedway. …

Auto Racing: Denny Hamlin proves too tough to catch in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. – Denny Hamlin returned from last week’s injury-shortened weekend and led almost from start to finish Friday night to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond International …

Second incident creates anger between Danica Patrick, Denny Hamlin

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Hendrick Motorsports swept Thursday night’s qualifying races for the Daytona 500, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson winning their respective duel. The Earnhardt and Johnson …

Danica Patrick, Denny Hamlin wreck in Daytona 500 practice run

Danica Patrick and Denny Hamlin wrecked during Daytona 500 practice Wednesday. Patrick’s No. 10 Chevrolet sustained enough damage that she was forced to switch to a backup car and will …

Auto racing: Four years later, Denny Hamlin gets another shot at Sprint Cup title

Denny Hamlin had a championship within his sights before, four years ago when the Sprint Cup title was his to lose. It slipped away over the final two races of …

Hamlin wins at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Denny Hamlin started his full-time career at Joe Gibbs Racing with an upset victory in an exhibition race at Daytona. Over the years, he added three more …