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Denny Hamlin Claims Goodyear ‘Nailed It’ with Tire at North Wilkesboro

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NASCAR announced that this year’s All-Star Race would feature an “option” tire developed by Goodyear. The goal was to create a tire that would experience quicker wear than the current slick tires. The new tire utilizes rubber typically used for rain tires, adding an interesting twist to the racing dynamics. Denny Hamlin, the seasoned NASCAR driver, recently shared his insights on the new Goodyear tires used during practice at North Wilkesboro Speedway for the All-Star Weekend.

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During practice, Denny Hamlin was impressed with the performance of the new tire. He stated, “Goodyear nailed it with this one.” Hamlin praised the tire’s responsiveness and grip, especially during long runs. The lap-time fall-off was significantly higher with the option tire compared to the prime tire, which added an element of strategy for the drivers.

Denny Hamlin: Making the Sport Better and Avoiding Credit

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Denny Hamlin, the renowned NASCAR driver, has always been passionate about improving the sport. Recently, he played a pivotal role in the creation of the $1 million in-season tournament, an exciting addition to the NASCAR Cup Series. However, Hamlin’s approach to this initiative is unique—he avoids seeking credit for his ideas and focuses on elevating the sport for everyone involved.

Last year, Denny Hamlin introduced a bracket challenge that caught many by surprise within NASCAR. Nearly 70,000 fans participated, filling out brackets through Dirty Mo Media, which included Hamlin’s social channels. As the challenge gained traction, conversations within NASCAR began. The numbers spoke for themselves, and NASCAR didn’t want to miss the train on this innovative idea.

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When NASCAR expressed interest in the bracket challenge, Hamlin’s response was telling: “I’m just trying to give back to the sport, give back to the drivers. And again, I don’t need credit for that.” His focus was on making the sport better, not personal recognition. Hamlin believed that the idea could truly take off and benefit everyone involved.

Hamlin recognized that certain parts of the season could become monotonous. The in-season tournament injects excitement during a lull in the schedule, competing against baseball. By creating storylines and engaging fans, NASCAR aims to elevate the racing experience. Hamlin believes that teams, drivers, and TV partners will benefit from this initiative in the long term.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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