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Hamlin named to Forbes’ Top 5 NASCAR Earners of 2016

By Kurt Badenhausen (Forbes.com, Feb. 17, 2016). Nascar has undergone big changes over the past decade with how the sport crowns a champion, sells its merchandise and broadcasts its races on TV. The latest overhaul is a “charter” system that transforms 36 Sprint Cup teams into franchises, with similarities to other sports leagues liked shared revenue. The […]

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Cole Whitt joins Front Row Motorsports in 2015

STATESVILLE, N.C. (January 16, 2015) – Up-and-coming driver Cole Whitt will expand the Front Row Motorsports racing stable to three full-time cars in 2015, piloting the No. 35 Ford with support from Speed Stick® for 10 races, including the season-opening Daytona 500. Randy Cox will also join the Front Row team to continue his relationship […]

Kahne and Wallace featured in NASCAR brand spots

Kasey Kahne and Darrell Wallace Jr. are featured in NASCAR’s next evolution of ‘Unpredictable, Dramatic’ brand campaign that debuted on FOX-TV during the Daytona 500. Titled “Machine,” “Heroes” and “Change,” these spots are designed to connect NASCAR’s biggest stars, the drivers, with NASCAR’s most treasured supporters, the fans, driving home the experiences, sights and sounds […]

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Hamlin salvages season with Homestead victory

By Bob Pockrass (SportingNews.com, Nov. 17, 2013) — HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Both Denny Hamlin and crew chief Darian Grubb were going to be miserable going into the offseason. Granted, they wanted the 2013 season to end. But they also had not accomplished any of their goals. They salvaged something out of the disappointing year Sunday as Hamlin […]

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Wallace Jr. makes NASCAR history with victory

By Nate Ryan (USA Today, Oct. 26 2013) MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Becoming the second African-American driver to win a NASCAR national series race was a triumph of patience for Darrell Wallace Jr. He hopes it’s also worth the wait for a sport that has spent much of the past decade trying to diversify a traditionally lily-white […]

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I’m a Runner: Kasey Kahne

By Meghan G. Loftus (Runners World, July 31, 2013) — The NASCAR driver from Mooresville, North Carolina, enjoys the feeling he gets from racing cars and running: Kasey, in his own words, describes his love for running: I love adrenaline. I get that driving—but it’s nice to feel it on my feet, too. You can […]

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Denny Hamlin nets JGR’s 100th win

By Reid Spencer (NASCAR Wire Service, Sept. 23, 2012). LOUDON, N.H. — Denny Hamlin called his shot — and gave the rest of the field a handicap before he fulfilled his own prophecy. After running out of fuel in the first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race last Sunday at Chicagoland, Hamlin promised via […]

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Hamlin and Kahne in 2012 Chase field

With four wins to his credit, Denny Hamlin leads the list of 12 drivers that have raced their way into the 2012 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup.  Kasey Kahne, by virtue of his two wins and eleventh place in the driver standings, took one of two wild card spots. 2012 Chase field points prior […]

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Two in a row for Hamlin

By Reid Spencer (NASCAR Wire Service, Sept. 2, 2012). HAMPTON, Ga. — Denny Hamlin did himself a favor — and one for Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in the process. Outrunning Jeff Gordon on a two-lap dash to the finish in Sunday night’s AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hamlin scored his second straight […]