Category: Denny Hamlin

Feb 13 2011

Kurt Busch Wins 33rd Bud Shootout

There I was, laying on the couch, enjoying the 33rd running of the Bud Shootout at Daytona, Earnhardt Jr was wrecked by Regan Smith or Carl Edwards and they had a couple long commercials and I feel alseep. Daggonit. I missed the rest of the race, but, apparently, Kurt Busch was ruled the winner after Denny Hamlin passed by crossing the yellow line.

Here is how they finished:
1 – 22 Kurt Busch
2 – 1 Jamie McMurray
3 – 39 Ryan Newman
4 – 48 Jimmie Johnson
5 – 16 Greg Biffle
6 – 24 Jeff Gordon
7 – 29 Kevin Harvick
8 – 31 Jeff Burton
9 – 33 Clint Bowyer
10 – 47 Bobby Labonte
11 – 14 Tony Stewart
12 – 11 Denny Hamlin
13 – 17 Matt Kenseth
14 – 64 Derrike Cope
15 – 115 Michael Waltrip
16 – 18 Kyle Busch
17 – 5 Mark Martin
18 – 20 Joey Logano
19 – 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
20 – 42 Juan Montoya
21 – 99 Carl Edwards
22 – 78 Regan Smith
23 – 97 Kevin Conway
24 – 4 Kasey Kahne

Nov 24 2009

Johnson Wins 4th Straight Chase Championship

The Chase for the Johnson is over; Jimmie Johnson has won his fourth straight Chase championship in a row, making Nascar history. Of course, IMHO, its recent history, just because he’s won four chase championships, I don’t hold that in as high regard as I would four Winston Cup championships. If we were still under the old points system, Jimmie would have two championships, this year and 2006, with Gordon winning 2007 and Edwards winning 2008. So, not to take anything away from Jimmie, who is going to be one of the all time greats, four championships in a row is hard to do in any sport, and in Nascar, all it takes is one more wreck or mechanical failure and you’re whole season can be different.

I do agree that Johnson stands alone, as Duane Cross puts it in this article on, he is one of the greats, but you can’t compare these guys anymore like we used to be able to, the points system is completely different, and I am sure if you applied the Chase rules to every Nascar season it would change the results, mainly because the Chase format sucks. To go from the best over the whole season to the best over the last ten races is a big swing, maybe if you took the top 12 drivers and have them vote on the final ten races, that might be more interesting.

Mark Martin looked like he was going to be tough on Sunday, but they weren’t as good as they thought they were going to be, Denny Hamlin was the guy to beat at the end, winning his 8th race overall.
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Sep 26 2009

Brad Keselowski is an Idiot

In case you missed the end of the Nationwide series race today, which Clint Bowyer won by the way, Denny Hamlin called Brad Keselowski an idiot after his remarks on what happened on the track today as Brad wrecked Denny.

I think we have a rivalry growing here, check out the video below, which has Brad’s comments that made Denny call him an idiot, and it also has a little run in they had in Charlotte.

It looked to me like Brad just took him out, so it will be interesting to see what happens in the future, I think Denny is smarter than to try something during the Chase, but you never know.

Here are the points standings after todays race:
1. — Kyle Busch 4,549 –
2. — Carl Edwards 4,338 -211
3. — Brad Keselowski 4,252 -297
4. — Jason Leffler 3,749 -800
5. +1 Steve Wallace 3,259 -1,290
6. -1 Justin Allgaier 3,240 -1,309
7. — Jason Keller 3,125 -1,424
8. +1 Mike Bliss 3,120 -1,429
9. -1 Brendan Gaughan 3,063 -1,486
10. — Michael McDowell 2,978 -1,571

Jul 14 2007

Denny Hamlin & Tony Stewart Problems Continue

We hadn’t heard anything official in way of a response from Denny Hamlin concerning Tony Stewart’s comments after their wreck this week, until today, and he’s saying exactly what I said, “Tony threw me under the bus.”

Despite the fact that video replays clearly show Stewart appearing to cause the accident by hitting Hamlin from behind, Stewart claimed it was the result of Hamlin driving a slower car and refusing to get out of his way. The Joe Gibbs Racing teammates were running 1-2 at the time. (read more)

Stewart also claimed that Hamlin had attempted to wreck him one day earlier during practice for the Pepsi 400, and closed by openly questioning whether the younger Hamlin understood the meaning of being a teammate.

“Sure it disappointed me. It definitely did,” Hamlin said. “Even if it had been a situation where I would have wrecked him from behind, he still shouldn’t have thrown me as far under the bus as he did.

“But I was the guy in front.” Source: Hamlin vents frustration over teammate Stewart

In his weekly radio show, here, Tony Stewart kept on talking like Denny was in the wrong, he even said there were things he, Denny, could do differently as a teammate. I wish I knew what Tony was smoking. The guy asking him the questions even knew he was full of it, he kept saying stuff like now, don’t shoot the messenger and I have to ask this. I wonder if Tony thinks they have a pecking order and that Denny should move aside and let him pass?

Here is the video of the incident, judge for yourself.

Denny said he was planning on talking to Stewart about it today, Tony kept telling the press he wasn’t talking about it to them and would not comment on whether he would talk to Denny or not. Denny also said, “I think at the time neither Joe nor J.D. had really seen a pretty good replay. I don’t think they had realized,” Hamlin said. “We’ve talked since then and I think they realize exactly what happened. Millions and millions of people watching with their opinions know what happened. You know, let them judge.

“I don’t need to sit there and blame Tony. There is no need in that.”

Jul 01 2007

Denny Hamlin Wins His First COT Race, Finally

Denny Hamlin wins his first cot race
If there is one person other than Kyle Busch who has been frustrated with the COT, it has to be Denny Hamlin. I think they have had a shot to win about everyone of the car of tomorrow races, just had trouble closing. Today, they did it with a call for two tires when the others went with four, and it worked out good for the number 11 team. Jeff Gordon was coming hard but ran out of time after spending so much time trying to get by Martin Truex Jr. Had there been one more lap, it could’ve been Gordon winning this race, as it was, Hamlin thanked Jeff in victory lane, because he could’ve spun him out in that last turn to take the win from me. Hamlin won by less than a car length, .068 seconds in front of Gordon.

“You see Jeff coming and you’re trying your best to not be the guy who chokes at the end,” Hamlin said.

Last year’s top rookie had his hands full at the end, trying to keep his No. 11 Chevrolet out of the wall and ahead of Gordon’s No. 24.

“I was all over the track those last two laps,” he said. “I was basically just trying not to give up the bottom.” Source: Hamlin gambles for his first Car of Tomorrow victory

The first eight finishers were Chevy’s, Gibbs, Hendricks, DEI, DEI, and Hendricks filling out the top five.

Kyle Busch and Johnny Sauter both failed post race inspection, both cars were too low in the front end, Nascar said penalties and fine could come later, but their finishes in the race would stand.

Here is how they finished:

1 11 11 Denny Hamlin
2 8 24 Jeff Gordon
3 9 1 Martin Truex Jr.
4 6 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
5 10 48 Jimmie Johnson
6 15 66 Jeff Green
7 25 31 Jeff Burton
8 7 29 Kevin Harvick
9 30 17 Matt Kenseth
10 12 12 Ryan Newman
11 18 5 Kyle Busch
12 14 20 Tony Stewart
13 22 99 Carl Edwards
14 4 70 Johnny Sauter
15 32 6 David Ragan
16 38 26 Jamie McMurray
17 16 7 Robby Gordon
18 31 43 Bobby Labonte
19 5 42 Juan Montoya
20 39 96 Tony Raines
21 2 2 Kurt Busch
22 19 18 J.J. Yeley
23 21 25 Casey Mears
24 41 14 Sterling Marlin
25 28 9 Kasey Kahne
26 3 41 Reed Sorenson
27 24 40 David Stremme
28 27 38 David Gilliland
29 1 22 Dave Blaney
30 42 88 Ricky Rudd
31 34 16 Greg Biffle
32 13 01 Regan Smith
33 23 19 Elliott Sadler
34 36 21 Bill Elliott
35 37 37 Kevin Lepage
36 43 49 Chad Chaffin
37 20 07 Clint Bowyer
38 17 00 David Reutimann
39 35 15 Paul Menard
40 29 36 Jeremy Mayfield
41 33 13 Joe Nemechek
42 40 45 John Andretti
43 26 4 Ward Burton

Sep 13 2006

Newcomer or Old Timer?

Found this article called Field of Dreams in which the writer asks,

With five newcomers – Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne – the 10-member Chase is evenly cleaved between those with experience in the postseason and those without under the new format. But does it really matter?

Gun to your head, would you take one of the aforementioned five to hold the trophy over one in the formidable quintet of Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr.?

I’ll take Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon over all of them any day of the week. Sure, Harvick is hot and he’s got a great chance to win it, Kahne has the most wins this year, Gordon has done that before and not won the chase, so that’s not really a factor, Kyle Busch is also doing great as is Denny Hamlim, but over the course of ten races, the old timers will end up beating the young guns, and I bet we see at least 3 of them in the top five at the end.

Jul 23 2006

Denny Hamlin Wins Again at Pocono

Denny Hamlin needs to buy those guys creating these Nascar games a lunch at least, as he credits them with helping him do so well at Pocono. He has won both races from Pocono from the pole this year.

Jeff Gordon finished a solid third to keep him ninth in the points standings.

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