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Championship format changes give injured, ill drivers more flexibility

...ran three races hiding a broken neck from NASCAR officials.That bravado ? foolishness? ? in drivers is no more.Denny Hamlin became the fourth Sprint Cup Series driver to require a replacement when he pulled out of Sunday's race at Bristol...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-04-20/championship-format-change
Rain delays Matt Kenseth's trip to Victory Lane

...unrelated to the rain stoppages: Austin Dillon ran out of gas while running third because of the lengthy final caution, Denny Hamlin didn't get back in his car after the first rain break because of a kink in his neck, and the two Team Penske drivers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-04-19/rain-delays-matt-kenseths-
Denny Hamlin wins for the fifth time at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - For the first time all year, there were smiles throughout Joe Gibbs Racing.Denny Hamlin's victory in the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway not only gave the four-car organization its first victory of the year, it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-03-29/denny-hamlin-wins-fifth-ti
Matt Kenseth is still going strong at age 43

...advanced all four of its cars into the final round of qualifying for the first time Friday.Kenseth, Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin will all start inside the top five, while David Ragan, the replacement driver for Kyle Busch, will start 11th.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-04-18/matt-kenseth-still-going-s
Matt Kenseth on pole for Sprint Cup race at Bristol

...Ford.He was followed by Carl Edwards as JGR drivers took two of the top three spots, and three of the top five when Denny Hamlin qualified behind Kevin Harvick. RCR APPEAL: Richard Childress Racing appealed NASCAR's penalties against Ryan Newman's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-04-17/matt-kenseth-pole-sprint-c
Some NASCAR teams aren't tigtening all lug nuts in an effort to save time

...A.J. Allmendinger, Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, Ryan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-04-15/some-nascar-teams-arent-ti
Teenager Erik Jones takes Xfinity race over Sprint Cup stars

...Now everybody else knows."The win also was a first for Jones' crew chief, Michael Wheeler, a former engineer for Denny Hamlin in the Cup series.Jones acknowledged after the race that he was frustrated with Earnhardt as he tried to get around...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-04-11/teenager-erik-jones-takes-
Denny Hamlin wins pole in Arizona

...most of the championship contenders delivered Friday with strong qualifying runs at Phoenix International Raceway.Denny Hamlin led five Chase for the Sprint Cup championship drivers in the qualifying session, turning a lap at 142.113 mph to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-11-07/denny-hamlin-wins-pole-ari
Newman's team finds little support from fellow competitors after manipulating tires

...support from his competitors."If it's out there and they (NASCAR) know about it, you should be gone forever," Denny Hamlin said. "That's a major, major, major thing. This isn't like the old rodeo days of being able to go out there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-04-08/newmans-team-finds-little-
Three Sprint Cup drivers starting to separate themselves from the pack

...30th.The rest, particularly Joe Gibbs Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing and Roush Fenway Racing, have struggled. Denny Hamlin did win at Martinsville Speedway on March 29, but that track is the smallest and slowest on the circuit and it requires...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-04-08/three-sprint-cup-drivers-s