Hamlin: Martinsville Is My Favorite Track

Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney & Kyle Larson

Denny Hamlin

Joe Gibbs Racing

Race Info:

Race: Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 10/7:00 p.m. ET

Distance: 500 laps/263 miles

Track Length: .526-miles

Track Shape: Oval

2019 Winner: Brad Keselowski (Spring race)

FedEx Racing Notes:

Press Kit: Download the 2020 FedEx Racing press materials at www.fedexracing.com/presskit, including bios for Denny Hamlin, Chris Gabehart and Joe Gibbs Racing leadership, program highlights and statistics.

Atlanta Recap: Denny Hamlin finished fifth in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the #11 FedEx #SupportSmall Toyota Camry. Rolling off from the 10th position, Hamlin ran the entire first stage in the top 10. Making routine stops throughout the stage to improve the handling of the FedEx Camry, Hamlin finished stage one in the fourth position. For the second stage, Hamlin again ran in the top 10 and made adjustments throughout the stage to keep up with changing track conditions and the handling of his car. At the end of stage two, Hamlin remained in the fourth spot. For the final stage and looking for a shot at the win, Hamlin was running in to the top five before a hiccup on pit road cost the team valuable positions. Returning to the track, the handling wasn’t to Hamlin’s liking during the final stage, but ultimately, he was able to fight back to finish the race in fifth.

Martinsville Preview: The NASCAR Cup Series now heads to Martinsville Speedway for a mid-week race on Wednesday evening, June 10, 2020, for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. One of Hamlin’s most successful tracks, he has earned five wins in 28 starts and has 15 top-five finishes and 21 top-10 finishes with an average start of 8.8 and an average finish of 9.4.

Hamlin Statistics:

Track: Martinsville Speedway

Races: 28

Wins: 5

Poles: 4

Top-5: 15

Top-10: 21

Laps Led: 1,566

Avg. Start: 8.8

Avg. Finish: 9.4

Hamlin Conversation – Martinsville:

Looking ahead to Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday night?

“We had a good top-five run at Atlanta. Overall, it wasn’t a bad day for our FedEx Camry team. Now we head to Martinsville on Wednesday night for a mid-week race. We’ve been fast lately and our Camry’s get better and better each week. Martinsville is definitely my favorite track, so that adds to the motivation to go there and get a W. It’s a challenging track, but we’ve had success there over the years and I think we’re in a good spot to go there and get another win and add another Grandfather clock to the collection.”


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