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NASCAR

Oct 5 - 2020
Read Time 2 Min

Denny Hamlin Wins in a Wild NASCAR Cup Race at Talladega

Sunday, October 4, 2020, Denny Hamlin celebrates his 44th career victory at Talladega Super SpeedwayDenny Hamlin Wins in a Wild NASCAR Cup Race at Talladega
Denny Hamlin came out of nowhere to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. In a race that saw two overtime attempts, gave Hamlin all he needed to work his way to the front and ultimately score Toyota’s 300th Camry victory in NASCAR.
Sunday, October 4, 2020, Denny Hamlin secures the 300th victory for the Toyota Camry in NASCAR

“We just played the strategy and the numbers game to run in the back until we were locked in. Just things worked out. We finally got one back,” Hamlin said. “This one was unexpected to say the least, but proud of this whole FedEx team, Toyota and everyone at JGR for bringing great race cars. Today we’re obviously thinking about JJ Damato (JGR executive) and his two kids. Really excited about this win. This was unexpected for sure.”

Denny Hamlin
Hamlin was followed closely to the line by teammate Erik Jones, who drove a smart race and navigated the final lap to the runner-up spot at NASCAR’s largest track.
Sunday, October 4, 2020, Erik Jones finishes second at Talladega Superspeedway

“Obviously, wish we could have won it there at the end. We had to throw a big block and got in the wall, but still came back and finished second there,” Jones said. “Good day. The car was strong. The Sport Clips Camry had good speed and we led a lot of laps. Just didn’t totally play out at the end. You can’t ask for a lot more. We were there and coming to the line with a shot to win.”

Eric Jones
Team Toyota drivers Martin Truex Jr finished 23rd, Kyle Busch 27th, Daniel Suárez 34th and Christopher Bell 39th; all of which were involved in separate incidents throughout the lengthy event.
The Playoff fun doesn’t end here, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Charlotte Roval next Sunday afternoon. Coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. and can be heard on PRN Radio as well as SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.