All Eyes On Hamlin: Defending Bojangles’ Southern 500 Champ Wants A Repeat At ‘The Lady In Black’by The Staff September 1, 2018 0 comments
By: Scott Chancey/Morning News
Photo Credit: Andrew Boardwine/Morning News
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Denny Hamlin has won at least one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series every season since 2006.
But on this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series slate, the No. 11 Toyota has yet to take the checkered flag. He’s 13th in the driver standings 12 top-10 finishes and six top-fives.
His most recent victory was last year’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 in which he was declared the winner despite his car not passing postrace inspection.
But this is a new season, and it’s far from over for the 2016 Daytona 500 champion. And, he wants to keep that streak of seasons with at least one win alive.
“It’s important,” Hamlin said. “I think that there’s only a handful of drivers that have won over 10 years straight. It’s important. I still believe that we will win a race before the season is over, if not multiple. It’s got to start this weekend. The countdown is on. 2013, we waited until the last race of the year to win. A little bit of an asterisk, because I was hurt most of that year, but still it’s a streak for certain that is important to me.”
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