Denny Hamlin celebrates after winning the Daytona in February. The Daytona winner was instrumental in organizing his fellow Cup drivers for the invitational series that started after the Cup series was suspended. Hamlin, who races barefoot on a top-of-the-line simulator, won the opening iRacing event March He also gained national attention three races ago at virtual Talladega Superspeedway when his daughter, Taylor, tried to ask him a question during the race and accidentally turned off the screen on his simulator with a remote control she was holding. To win at North Wilkesboro on Saturday, Hamlin on four fresh tires chased down leader Ross Chastain and nudged him out of the way. Chastain retaliated by hitting Hamlin's car after the checkered flag.
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NASCAR is providing quite a night to mark the 25th season of racing at Texas Motor Speedway and sendoff for track president and showman Eddie Gossage, whose last race is Sunday after overseeing the track since its groundbreaking in , two years before it opened. It should be a good show. Based on a random draw, the top eight to 12 spots will be inverted before the second and fourth segments, and the entire field of up to 21 cars will be inverted before the third. The lineup for the longest stretch will be based on cumulative finishes from the first four segments, and the finishing order of that fifth segment will set the starting order for the final short shootout. For the 17 drivers already qualified for the All-Star race, the starting order was determined by random draw. The polesitter is Kyle Larson, who has won the last two Cup races and has been part of three consecutive finishes for Hendrick Motorsports with Elliott, who starts sixth.
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It seemed like nearly every driver on the track was furious with their competitors or with the way their cars were handling the California road course, so the radio was, obviously, wildly entertaining. And road rage aside, Truex — who won the previous two races at Sonoma — finished third behind Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott. During the third stage at Sonoma, there was a multi-car pileup in Turn 11, and drivers were fuming. Jones finished 11th, while LaJoie came in 18th. It was Dale Jr.