Hamlin Daytona Road Course Notes

Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin

Joe Gibbs Racing

Race Info:

Race: Go Bowling 235

Date/Time: Sunday, August 16/3:00 p.m. ET

Distance: 65 laps/231.4 miles

Track Length: 3.56-miles

Track Shape: 12-Turn Road Course

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.

Michigan International Speedway Recap: Heading to the Irish Hills for a double header weekend at Michigan International Speedway, Hamlin left with a sixth-place finish and a second-place finish. For the first race of the weekend on Saturday afternoon, Hamlin rolled off from the second position and led 10 laps before crossing the finish line in the sixth position. With the top-20 finishers from Saturday’s race inverted for Sunday’s race, Hamlin started the second race of the double header weekend from the 15th position. Hamlin made his way to the top 10 and eventually moved in to the top five, leading six laps throughout the race. Closing in on the final laps, Hamlin found himself in a close battle with Kevin Harvick for the win, but came up just shy and finished in the runner-up position.

Daytona International Speedway Road Course Preview: The NASCAR Cup Series now heads to Daytona International Speedway to compete on the infield road course. This will mark the first time the NASCAR Cup Series will compete on the 3.56-mile, 12 turn road course. The race replaces Watkins Glen International on this year’s NASCAR schedule. Hamlin returns to the track as the most recent Daytona 500 winner.

Hamlin Conversation – Daytona International Speedway Road Course:

Looking ahead to the Road Course at Daytona International Speedway. “It’s going to be cool to run the Daytona road course this weekend for the first time in the Cup cars, but it’s definitely different than anything else we have on the schedule. The closest thing we have to compare it to is the Roval at Charlotte, but even then there are a lot of differences. We’re fortunate to have TRD and Toyota resources with the Lexus program that does run the road course and the ability to lean on those guys and have Lexus driver Jack Hawksworth help us. Kyle (Busch) has run the road course for Lexus, so he can give pointers on how it compares to the road courses we typically drive. It’s really just taking the time to gather as much information as you can and apply it the best way possible. I’ve been able to get sim time and spend time on iRacing practicing as much as I can to learn the course. As a team, we are in a good position with five wins this season, so we don’t have the added pressure of going out to win, but we want to win every race for FedEx and we’re going to go in to Sunday, have some fun and give it our best shot.”


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