NASCAR Points Leader Denny Hamlin Confident of Extending Win Record at Homestead-Miami on Sunday

Published 02/28/2021, 5:30 AM EST
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 17: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, prepares to start during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Speedway in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


For this weekend’s NASCAR Cup race at Homestead-Miami, Denny Hamlin will start on pole position. Recently, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver spoke about the upcoming race. He admitted that he is a little confident of grabbing a second consecutive Homestead victory, especially considering that it was a track where he has often dominated the proceedings.

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Since he is on pole position, the ball is already in his court; it is just a matter of keeping the lead. It is worth mentioning that he is leading the 2021 Cup Series championship, so a win will boost his hopes.

Speaking to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, he said, “You got to be able to adjust your line. Not one line is the fastest all the time. You have to have some maneuverability.”

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Can Denny Hamlin win the race at Homestead-Miami?

SInce he boasts of a good history at the race track, Hamlin is definitely one of the favorites. However, he knows that he needs to be on his toes, as his rivals will be out to get him. With someone like Joey Logano right alongside him on the front row, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver cannot afford to lose his edge.

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HAMPTON, GA – FEBRUARY 23: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, walks through the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 23, 2018 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

On the bright side, this is one of his favored tracks, so he will definitely be in his element. The 40-year-old has yet to win a Cup Series championship, especially after coming close several times. With age no longer on his side, desperation will start to set in. However, Hamlin has proven on many occasions that he still has it in him and age is just a number.

On the other end of the spectrum, time is running out for the driver. He knows that the 2021 season could be one of his last chances to finally get the monkey off his back. However, before he can think about all that, he has to get the Homestead-Miami race out of the way.

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