Race: NASCAR All-Star Race
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 15/8:30 p.m. ET
Distance: 140 laps/74.62 miles
Track Length: .533-mile
Track Shape: Oval
2019 Race Winner: Kyle Larson
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.
Kentucky Speedway Recap: Making his 10th-career start at Kentucky Speedway, Hamlin started the Quaker State 400 from the 12th position and after 267 laps, finished the race in the same position. With the green flag waving on Sunday afternoon, Hamlin rolled off from the 12th position and quickly radioed the team about the handling of the FedEx Camry being too free. Slipping through the field, Hamlin was scored 24th at the end of stage one. The team pitted under the stage break for four tires, fuel and a big set of adjustments. Hamlin continued to struggle with the handling and finished stage two in the 17th position. The team continued to make adjustments throughout the race to improve the handling of the FedEx Camry and at the end of the 400-mile race, Hamlin was scored with a 12th-place finish.
Bristol Motor Speedway Preview: The NASCAR Cup Series now heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the 2020 All-Star race. Hamlin has 13 appearances in the All-Star race, winning the event in 2015. This year, the race moves to a new venue, Bristol Motor Speedway. With 29 starts at the Tennessee short track in the Cup Series, Hamlin has two trips to victory lane, nine top-five finishes and 14 top-10 finishes. Hamlin’s average start is 13.4 and average finish is 14.5 and he has led 828 laps.
Hamlin Conversation – Bristol Motor Speedway:
Looking ahead to this week’s All-Star race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
“The All-Star race is always a fun event. I think this year, moving to Bristol will add to the excitement. It’s a short track, no points on the line and everyone going for their chance at a million dollars. It’ll be nice to have a limited number of fans back at the track and it will just add to the atmosphere. We had a fast FedEx Camry a few weeks ago at Bristol, led laps and had a chance to win until late in the race. We haven’t had the best luck for finishes the last two weeks, so I think a little short-track, mid-week race is just what we need to get back on track before we head to Texas.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!