Denny Hamlin Points a Finger at NASCAR’s Intricate System for Teammate’s Dramatic Downfall


In the aftermath of a dramatic playoff elimination race at Bristol, Denny Hamlin, a key figure in Joe Gibbs Racing, points a finger at NASCAR’s intricate system.

The Regular Season Champion's Struggle

The regular season champion faced an uphill battle in the playoffs. His regular season success was overshadowed by recent poor finishes, including an 18th place at Darlington and a last-place finish at Kansas.

Martin Truex Jr's Narrow Escape

Martin Truex Jr barely escaped what could have been a disastrous elimination. Despite his far from stellar record at the high-banked, 0.533-mile Bristol track, he managed to secure a 19th-place finish, keeping his title hopes alive.

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Hamlin's Critique of the Playoff Format

Hamlin didn't hold back in sharing his opinion on NASCAR’s playoff format. He blamed the “crazy“ playoff system for putting his teammate Martin Truex Jr in a tight spot. Despite the challenges, Hamlin believes there’s no stopping him now.

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