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Denny Hamlin Shocks with Claim of Winning ‘Probably 22 of the Next 25’ NASCAR Races

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Denny Hamlin, seemingly unstoppable this season with three wins in the first 12 races, faced the question of how many more races he might win during his podcast “Actions Detrimental.” His co-host Jared Allen posed the query, to which Hamlin responded with confidence, “Probably 22 of the next 25, I’m taking out the road courses. Other than that, that’s all I’m taking out.”

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As the number shocked Allen he said, “They (analysts of The Teardown) would expect you got realistically, you would win four of the next 25. And if you won four, that would be a seven win season. And then that would actually probably be pretty disappointing. If you only won four of the next 25 races based on how you’re running,” 

Denny Hamlin’s Crew Chief Navigating the Crucial First Three Playoff Races

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As the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs kick into high gear, teams find themselves at a critical juncture. The first three races of the playoffs set the tone for the entire postseason, and crew chiefs like Chris Gabehart, who oversees Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 team, understand the significance. Let’s delve into why these early races matter and how teams can position themselves for success.

The Crucial First Three Races

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  1. Darlington Raceway (Southern 500): The playoffs kick off at Darlington, a historic track known for its challenging conditions. Crew chiefs must balance aggression with caution. A strong finish here sets a positive tone for the team.
  2. Richmond Raceway (Federated Auto Parts 400): Richmond demands finesse. Teams must optimize pit stops, tire management, and strategy. A win at Richmond provides a buffer for the next round.
  3. Bristol Motor Speedway (Bass Pro Shops Night Race): Bristol’s high-banked concrete oval is a wild card. Expect chaos, close racing, and potential upsets. Surviving Bristol unscathed is crucial.

READ MORE: Denny Hamlin’s crew chief Details No. 11 Team’s Focus on Winning, Foresees Big Upset in Opening Round”

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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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