Posted by kryan November - 11 - 2012 1 COMMENT

After leading 46 laps in the Advocare 500 Sprint Cup race at Phoenix, Denny Hamlin brought  the #11 FedEx Toyota Camry to a 2nd place finish. Denny definitely faced adversity throughout the day but overcame it for a strong finish.

Early in the race Denny followed team mate Kyle Busch in 2nd place. Right before green flag pit stops, Denny would finally take over the lead. The #11 pit crew did their job and got Denny back in the lead during green flag stops. Unfortunately mid way through the race during a yellow, the team made an adjustment that made the car very tight for Denny. Denny fell back to 7th place.

Thanks to great pit work, adjustments, and driving the #11 team rallied back to a 2nd place finish in a wild race at Phoenix. One that involved paybacks, fights, wrecks and lots of excitement for the fans that could be arguably the best race of the season. With Denny’s 2nd place finish he moves up  to 5th place in the points standing as he heads to the final race of the season at Homestead Miami.

Denny Post Race Quotes:

How was your race today?
“The track is just so slick. We’re running on such hard tires. You can’t get a grip on it and it makes for exciting racing like we saw today. I’m proud of our FedEx Ground Toyota Camry team. We felt bad — wish we could have pulled off the sweep here. But, still one-two is pretty good.”

Can you describe today’s run?
“Treacherous. The race track is extremely treacherous. You can’t — with these hard tires — you just can’t get a grip on the race track. I did a tire test with Goodyear here not too long ago on 2013 car. I think they got some ideas that’s going to make it a little bit better, but right now — holy cow, it’s a mess. What’s happening is everyone’s just sliding around and sliding into each other. Of course, it makes for excitement on TV, but obviously it also makes for championship implications as well.”

Denny Hamlin restarts at Phoenix

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One Response to “Phoenix Race Report – 2nd”

  1. jenny hart Says:

    Had a great time and Denny ran a great race. Lots of excitement at the end!

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