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Denny Hamlin bounces back from speeding penalty to finish fourth at Kentucky (VIDEO)

Denny Hamlin finished fourth at Kentucky after overcoming a pit road speeding penalty and says that Joe Gibbs Racing is getting closer to contending.

While it was Kyle Busch who was the best performing driver for Joe Gibbs Racing most of the night, Denny Hamlin used an overtime finish to place ahead of Busch Saturday at Kentucky Speedway.

Hamlin finished fourth in the Quaker State 400 after battling back from a speeding penalty on Lap 83.

“Everytime we went up front we were at a tire disadvantage,” Hamlin told NBCSN. “A lot of it came from having a speeding penalty early. ... Nonetheless it’s at a track where it’s very, very difficult to pass on. We did a great job of rebounding.

The result is Hamlin’s fifth top five of the season. The No. 11 Toyota has finished fourth in three of the last four races.

Watch the above video for the full interview.