Articles tagged Denny Hamlin

Page 26 of June 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, June 2008

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IRL The series has announced a new multi-year sponsorship deal with Coca-Cola. It has also introduced a new style of ‘knock-out’ qualifying for road races. Cars will be divided into two groups, with the fastest six from each progressing to the next round. The quickest half dozen from round two will then take part in a ‘Fast Six Shoot-out’.  BTCC Team 48 Motorsports, run by three ex-England...

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Gordon Kirby

Talent is not enough Regardless of what you may think about NASCAR, its field is much deeper than in any other major racing category. There are many competitive cars and drivers, which makes winning a championship very demanding. So to win five in a row is really something, yet Jimmie Johnson has done exactly that as well as recording a record 10th title for the mighty Hendrick Motorsports...

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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Benefits of a sprint finish Six years ago NASCAR shook up its long-running series format, which was renowned at that time for rewarding consistency over a long season. Instead, a play-off was introduced among the top 12 drivers in the points, to be run over the year’s final 10 races. Called the ‘Chase for the Sprint Cup’, the idea was derided by many as a devaluation of the traditional...

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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Toyota: the cars in front Kyle Busch has emerged this year as the man to beat in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series. The 23-year-old won five of the season’s first 16 NASCAR races and has taken a strong lead in the championship, more than 200 points clear of his closest rivals. In his fourth year in NASCAR’s premier division and his first with Joe Gibbs’ Toyota team, Busch has been a contender to win...

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Busch plans to chase every cup

This year’s other top NASCAR title contender is Kyle Busch (above left) who won eight races last year, his first with Joe Gibbs’s three-car Toyota team. Fast and confident, Busch seemed at Daytona to have tamed some of the youthful hubris which has got the better of him in recent years. Kyle turns 24 in May, and by then we’ll know how good he’s looking this year. At Daytona he was the man to beat...

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It's rough at the top

Nascar's 10-race 'chase for the cup' season-ending play-off starts at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19. Following the year’s first 26 Sprint Cup races the top 12 drivers in the points qualify for ‘The Chase’, which has of course been dominated for the past four years by Jimmie Johnson, who has swept to an unprecedented four consecutive championships. In what is clearly the world’s...

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