Denny Hamlin kicked off the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season with a sixth-place finish in the “Clash at Daytona” exhibition race Tuesday night. Hamlin looked sharp on the Daytona International Speedway road-course event, leading 21 of the 35 laps, but couldn’t push his way back to the front after a late-race pit stop.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2021) – Alex Bowman swapped car numbers for the 2021 season – from 88 to 48 – but has certainly retained his Daytona magic, earning the pole position for Sunday’s DAYTONA 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), giving the Hendrick Motorsports driver a record fourth consecutive front row start in the NASCAR Cup Series season-opener.
Denny Hamlin and the FedEx Racing team return to begin their 2021 NASCAR Cup Series campaign this Tuesday with the 35-lap Busch Clash on the Daytona International Speedway road course. A three-time winner of the event on the Daytona oval (2006, 2014 and 2016), Hamlin is one of only six drivers to win both the Clash and DAYTONA 500 during the same Speedweeks. His only previous start on the infield road course yielded a second-place finish.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (February 8, 2021) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces an agreement with Offerpad to serve as the primary sponsor for two races on the No. 11 Toyota Camry with driver Denny Hamlin in the NASCAR Cup Series and four races on the No. 20 Toyota Supra with driver Harrison Burton in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (February 4, 2021) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today PristineAuction.com will join their sponsorship lineup for 2021. PristineAuction.com will be an associate sponsor in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) with Christopher Bell on the No. 20 and will be featured as a primary sponsor for two races with Ty Gibbs at Phoenix Raceway in March for the ARCA Menards Series event and the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (February 1, 2021) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that it has extended agreements with driver Denny Hamlin and long-time sponsor FedEx with a pair of multi-year agreements.
The last thing Kevin Harvick needed was another bad race at Martinsville. The last thing he needed was a driver below the cut line coming into Martinsville to win the race. The last thing he needed was to have every driver he was chasing finish ahead of him.
Denny Hamlin knew he had a fast car and once he figured that out, he went to the rear of the field and let all the wrecks happen in front of him. And they did, beginning on lap 1.
With weekday races nearly at end, this week we saw Martin Truex, Jr. win at Bristol and Denny Hamlin winning at Homestead. This was the first win of the season for Truex and Hamlin has now notched three wins to lead all drivers.
Race Info: Race: Supermarket Heroes 500 Date/Time: Sunday, May 31/3:30 p.m. ET Distance: 500 laps/266 miles Track Length: 0.533 miles Track Shape: Oval 2019 Winner: Kyle Busch Charlotte Recap: Denny Hamlin finished second in Thursday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the #11 FedEx #SupportSmall Toyota, in the 312-mile event won by Chase Elliott. Hamlin was fifth with less than 30 laps to go, but moved toward the front in the closing laps, crossing the finish line just one spot short of his third victory of the season. Hamlin started 29th and battled…