Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsDenny Hamlin
IN THE NEWS

Denny Hamlin

SPORTS
May 9, 2009 | Tania Ganguli
His younger Joe Gibbs Racing teammate grabs all the headlines, but Denny Hamlin is sticking with his own plan. Consistency, he thinks, not the flashy boom-or-bust style Kyle Busch employs, is what will win him a championship. Tonight they'll race in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, where Busch won last year and where Hamlin has never finished outside the top 10. While Busch enters the race fifth in points with three wins, Hamlin is fourth without any wins.
Advertisement
SPORTS
September 27, 2009 | Associated Press
Clint Bowyer raced to his second Nationwide Series victory of the season on Saturday, taking the lead with 83 laps to go on the concrete at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. His celebration was ignored as all attention turned to a brief but heated confrontation on pit road between Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski. They made contact late in the race, sending Hamlin to the garage. Keselowski finished third and was greeted when he got out of his car by an angry Hamlin. They exchanged words, and Hamlin shoved Keselowski.
SPORTS
November 17, 2013 | By George Diaz
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Jimmie Johnson began the 2013 NASCAR season celebrating a victory at the Daytona 500, accidentally tearing up his car during a celebratory burnout. He finished the season in celebratory mode again at Homestead on Sunday, completing the perfect bookends to a 36-race grind by winning his sixth NASCAR Cup title. "Yes, yes, yes!" Johnson screamed over the radio after the checkered flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Denny Hamlin's first victory of the 2013 season was obliterated by Johnson's amazing "Six Pack" - a title that brings him to within one championship of tying Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. for most Cup titles in the sport's history.
SPORTS
February 20, 2014 | By George Diaz
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The first Budweiser Duels were downgraded to something with a little less buzz at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday night. Obviously, nobody was drinking. And for sure everyone was driving responsibly, trying to avoid any major dust-ups that could derail plans for Sunday's Daytona 500. Matt Kenseth won the first 150-mile sprint race in an exciting three-wide finish featuring Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne as his major threats. The difference in first and third place was 0.063 seconds.
SPORTS
March 24, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Somewhere in the galaxy, maybe Mars, there might be a crazier sport than NASCAR. These guys don't race cars, they play Russian roulette with lives. Each other's. There is courage, and then there are NASCAR drivers. They must do their training by wrestling crocodiles or sticking hands into the mouths of great whites. For kicks, they sneak up on rattlesnakes in high grass. Calling this a sport of daredevils is selling it short. Testosterone- fueled psychos comes closer, which will be taken in the garages as a compliment, except for Danica Patrick's.
SPORTS
March 27, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Signaling that its "boys, have at it" policy remains in effect, NASCAR on Tuesday declined to penalize any of its drivers after the wild finish Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. The climax to the Auto Club 400 featured the feuding drivers Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin colliding and crashing on the last lap as they battled for the win, which went to Kyle Busch. There also was a post-race shoving match between Logano and three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, who was furious about an earlier blocking move by Logano.
SPORTS
June 21, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
There's nothing like an unruly road-course race to jumble NASCAR's championship standings. When the Sprint Cup Series arrived at the serpentine Infineon Raceway here, the top five drivers in points were Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth. Harvick finished third in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma on Sunday, and the Bakersfield native maintained his lead in the standings. But Kyle Busch and Hamlin had dreadful days that dropped them each a notch while Jimmie Johnson – seeking an unprecedented fifth consecutive Cup title – won the race and jumped to second behind Harvick.
SPORTS
November 13, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
If Jimmie Johnson does not win a fifth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this year, a setback more than a few people are rooting for, Johnson himself is prepared to face it. "I'm just in a better space mentally this year," Johnson said in an interview. "Maybe I need to be worried and freaked out. But after going through the fire [of prior title battles] I'm a little wiser and a little smarter. " After a record four consecutive titles in stock-car racing's premier series, Johnson is 33 points behind Denny Hamlin with two races left in NASCAR's 10-race Chase for Cup playoff ?
SPORTS
March 24, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Luckily for Joey Logano and his fellow NASCAR drivers, they have a break next weekend to relax over Easter. They're going to need it. In a finish that was wild and chaotic even by NASCAR standards, Kyle Busch swept past a crashing Logano and Denny Hamlin on the final lap Sunday to win the Auto Club 400 stock-car race in Fontana. But the dramatics at Auto Club Speedway were just getting started. After Busch drove under the checkered flag, Hamlin - who slammed the inside wall head-on after his collision with Logano - slumped after climbing from his car and had to be placed in an ambulance.
SPORTS
August 20, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
When he watches a NASCAR race on television, Greg Scott feels his heart sink if smoke suddenly billows from the cars of Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin or some other Toyota drivers. The smoke usually means one of Toyota's engines blew up from the enormous stress placed on the power plants. "I take it hard," Scott says. "I don't feel good at all. " That's because Scott helps build the motors at Toyota's engine plant in Costa Mesa. But when his drivers win "it's exhilarating," said Scott, a 16-year veteran of Toyota Racing Development.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|