Latest Denny Hamlin News

DiBenedetto falls short of win but earns immense respect

Aug. 18, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — When his sponsorship dried up early last season, Matt DiBenedetto took the unique step of making a social media video asking for funding ideas. Denny Hamlin was among those who saw the clip and then donated $5,000 to his fellow competitor. The gesture brought more attention to...

Hamlin wins at Bristol to spoil DiBenedetto's upset bid

Aug. 17, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The winner climbed from his car and immediately apologized for denying an underdog his first career victory. The runner-up, in tears over his near miss, was raucously embraced by the crowd for his oh-so-close effort. Bristol Motor Speedway was a bizarre mix of emotions Saturday night...

The Latest: Denny Hamlin wins at Bristol

Aug. 17, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local): 10:45 Denny Hamlin has raced to his fourth victory of the season by holding off Matt DiBenedetto at Bristol Motor Speedway. DiBenedetto finished a career-best second just days after learning Leavine Family...

Hamlin wins 1st pole of season for Toyota and Gibbs

Aug. 16, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has won the pole for Saturday night's race at Bristol Motor Speedway, a critical short-track showdown for drivers trying to qualify for the playoffs. The Daytona 500 winner turned a lap at 129.230 mph in his Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in Friday's qualifying session. His...

Drivers eyeing playoff spots and job security at Bristol

Aug. 16, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — There is very little wiggle room in the race to make NASCAR's playoffs, and as free agency hits full steam drivers are trying to secure their futures as fast as possible. Among those on the bubble is Clint Bowyer, in the 16th and final qualifying spot and in a freefall the past two...

Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR Cup race at Michigan

Aug. 11, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick is so confident in his talent and team he doesn't get excited when he wins. "It's more of an expectation," Harvick said. He raced to the 47th NASCAR Cup victory of his career and his second in less than a month Sunday, pulling away from the pack to win at Michigan...

The Latest: Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR Cup race at Michigan

Aug. 11, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway (all times local): ___ 6:05 p.m. Kevin Harvick has won a NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway for the second straight year, giving him two victories this year and 47 in his career. The Stewart-Haas...

Chase Elliott wins NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen again

Aug. 4, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Chase Elliott put an emphatic end to his summer-long struggle, making a statement with a dominating win on the road course at Watkins Glen International. A year after racing to his first career NASCAR Cup victory at The Glen, Elliott won a second time in the No. 9 Chevrolet for...

The Latest: Elliott wins NASCAR Cup race at The Glen

Aug. 4, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen International (all times local): ___ 5:42 p.m. Chase Elliott has won the NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen International for the second straight time, holding off Martin Truex Jr. just like he did a year ago. Truex began to exert...

Chase Elliott returns to The Glen looking to repeat

Aug. 3, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Chase Elliott is back at Watkins Glen International where he won for the first time at NASCAR's top level. Rest assured that last year's victory on the speedy road course in New York's Finger Lakes region is not on his mind. "Everybody wants to talk about last year and that's...