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Dale Earnhardt Jr Picks HMS Prodigy for Denny Hamlin’s $3 Million Challenge; Ross Chastain Snubbed in the Process: “Good Luck Willy B Over at F**king Sonoma!”

Published 05/05/2023, 6:39 AM EDT

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In the high-octane universe of NASCAR, bracket games have rapidly gained popularity as a thrilling way for racing enthusiasts to immerse themselves. Recently, Denny Hamlin took the initiative to start his own bracket game for the upcoming races.

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News of Hamlin‘s exciting bracket game quickly caught the attention of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Eager to join in on the fun, Dale Jr enthusiastically encouraged his legion of fans to register for the game and cast their votes, while sharing his own insights and predictions.

Amidst his excitement, Junior revealed a Hendrick Motorsports prodigy as his pick for the upcoming races. Furthermore, adding to the excitement, Dale Jr also took a playful jab at Ross Chastain.


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During the latest episode of The Dale Jr. Download, Junior and Mike Davis talked in length about the rules of the Denny Hamlin Bracket Challenge. Explaining the rules, Junior said, “You go in there you create your bracket. Alright, it’s very simple, basically you put in your name, put in your email address. Points are gonna be given for correct picks and weighed by each round. Round one is 10 points; round to 20 points; round three, 30 points, and so on.

“You can watch the race, track your progress, and see how you’re going to finish second to me.


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“Points are awarded per each correct winner selection. We’re starting at Kansas. All right, Kansas this weekend. If you haven’t got your bracket filled out by the time of the race, you’re done and you’re not even in it, you can’t do it. You can’t even play.

“So if you want to be a part of this, fill your s**t out before the Kansas race starts on Sunday. That’s at 3 pm Eastern, May 7. We’re going to play Kansas, Darlington, Charlotte, Gateway, and Sonoma is the final round. And pay attention! That’s a road course.”

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Junior then went on to reveal his choice, and it is William Byron. “Hey, I have William Byron winning it all, because he kicks a*s at Sonoma. And I even going up against Ross Chastain, final round, so good luck, Ross. Good luck Willy B over at f**king Sonoma,” he concluded.

The rules of the challenge seem simple enough, but the question about its inception remains.

What is the Denny Hamlin Bracket Challenge exactly?


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Several weeks ago, Denny Hamlin introduced an innovative concept inspired by the NCAA Tournament-style bracket, designed to encompass the upcoming five races. Recently, Dirty Mo Media seized the opportunity to transform Hamlin’s ingenious idea into reality by unveiling the NASCAR Bracket Challenge, worth $3 Million.

This interactive event invites fans to submit their NASCAR bracket selections for the upcoming five races in Kansas, Darlington, Charlotte, Gateway, and Sonoma. As an added incentive, participants have the opportunity to win handsome prizes.

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Hamlin’s bracket game has not only generated a new level of interactive fun within the NASCAR community but also showcases the friendly and competitive spirit that lies at the heart of the sport. We wish to see the outcome of the game after the final winner is declared.


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Srijan Mandal


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Srijan Mandal is a NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. With a Master's Degree in Journalism from a top institution, Srijan has written over 1000 articles across various platforms. His passion for racing began at a young age and has only grown stronger over time.
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