Denny Hamlin looks for quick start in Round of 8 at one of his favorite tracks
Denny Hamlin is one of the best -- and most dominant -- drivers at Martinsville Speedway.
Coming into today’s First Data 500 at the legendary .526-mile track, Hamlin has been nothing short of spectacular there.
In 23 starts, Hamlin has 5 wins, 12 top-fives and 17 top-10s. He starts today’s race from the sixth position.
That’s why Hamlin expects to build off his success in the Round of 12 and make a serious run at the winner’s circle today as we begin the Round of 8 semifinal round for the NASCAR Cup playoffs.
Eight drivers remain eligible for the championship: Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Martin Truex Jr. and Brad Keselowski.
Hamlin joined Krista Voda, Kyle Petty and Jeff Burton before today’s race to talk about his chances for win No. 6, the track’s unique challenges and how he’ll race not only the other 7 championship competitors, but also the 32 other drivers in the field.
Check out the video above.