Sonoma Raceway proved once again why it’s one of the most interesting races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. Holy crap, the last lap delivered.
We’re riding along with Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin in the pace car this morning, so why not come along with us? Let’s take a quick lap of Sonoma Raceway, one of the few road courses on the NASCAR Sprint Cup calendar.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Race is always a little confusing, as the format changes almost every year. We spoke with 2015 winner Denny Hamlin ahead of Saturday’s All-Star Race, and he’s okay rolling with the changes.
NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin tore his right knee’s anterior cruciate ligament (more commonly known as an ACL, or HOLY CRAP THAT HURTS) Tuesday night playing basketball. Today? He’s back in the car for Sprint Cup practice like nothing even happened. Dude is a beast.
[Denny Hamlin signs the Coors Light Pole Board after not only securing both the poles for the Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup races this weekend, but also by beating the Sprint Cup track qualifying record for Bristol Motor Speedway by .005 seconds. Photo credit: Getty Images]
Denny Hamlin’s hood flew off early in the Watkins Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup race and gave us the best image of the year so far: a crew member running through the pits with a replacement hood. Run for it, dude. Run like your life depends on it.
Sometimes, a pass happens so quickly that you just stare at the race in disbelief and wonder how on earth that just happened. Here’s one such crazy ninjitsu-inspired pass from Denny Hamlin at today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono.
NASCAR doesn't always do the best job of explaining their debris cautions. Today's race at Texas Motor Speedway has a convenient Tex-Mex excuse for any yellow flags that get thrown. Pit lane commentator Michael Waltrip spilled a taco all over Denny Hamlin's car on the grid.
Danica Patrick got wrecked not once, but twice by Denny Hamlin this week, including during the last Daytona Duel race. Hamlin tried to explain his side of the story, but she's clearly not having it. Nuh-huh. Oh, and Kurt Busch totally cupped Danica's face after she had words with Hamlin to calm her down. (Too soon?)
NASCAR updated a bunch of its rules to try to make things a bit safer in the wake of the death of Kevin Ward, Jr. But if you thought that the tragic incident would've helped cooler heads previal, just for a little while, then you don't know NASCAR. Because Denny Hamlin just threw his HANS device at Kevin Harvick.
Kyle Busch took the checkered flag today in California, but attention quickly turned to Denny Hamlin—whose crash sent him to the hospital and which let Busch take the lead on the final lap—and Joey Logano, who tangled with Hamlin and eventually found himself the target of Tony Stewart's fists.
After Denny Hamlin spun out former teammate Joey Logano at today's NASCAR Sprint Cup Food City 500 race, things got a little physical.