Denny Hamlin – No. 11 Express Oil Change Toyota Camry TRD Preview – Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway

No. 11 Express Oil Change Toyota Camry XSE News and Notes

  • HAMLIN AT BRISTOL: Denny Hamlin is a three-time NASCAR Cup Series winner at Bristol Motor Speedway. He started second and led 142 laps on the way to winning the track’s most recent race last September. Overall, he has posted 10 top-five finishes, 17 top-10s, four pole awards, and 1,036 laps led at the .533-mile concrete oval. The Chesterfield, Virginia native has recorded three consecutive top-10 finishes on the Bristol concrete dating back to 2021.
  • PHOENIX RECAP: Hamlin earned his 41st career pole award and led 68 laps in last weekend’s race at Phoenix Raceway. He finished third in the opening two stages and battled for the lead before a spin on lap 215. Despite the setback, he rallied to finish 11th.
  • SHORT TRACK STANDOUT: Throughout his career, Hamlin has excelled on the three short tracks on the schedule – Bristol Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, and Richmond Raceway. In 106 career starts on short tracks, Hamlin has posted 12 wins, 48 top-five finishes, 65 top-10s, and 11 pole awards. In 10 non-dirt short track races in the Next Gen era, Hamlin has recorded two wins, seven top-five finishes and led laps in eight of those races. He has finished fourth or better in his last four short track starts, including his win at Bristol last September. He also started fourth or better in the past three short track races.
  • LEADING IN 2024: After leading 68 laps at Phoenix, Hamlin is now the only driver who has led laps in all four races this season. The No. 11 driver has led in eight consecutive races dating back to last season.
  • EXPRESS OIL CHANGE: The No. 11 Toyota Camry XSE will feature Express Oil Change as the primary sponsor this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Part of the Mavis family of brands, Express Oil Change operates in more than 350 locations across 20 states. The company prides itself on being a one-stop shop for automotive repair and maintenance, including its signature 10-minute oil change. For more information, visit www.expressoil.com.
  • JGR AT BRISTOL: Joe Gibbs Racing owns 14 wins on Bristol’s .533-mile concrete oval and two additional victories when the track was reconfigured to a dirt track. In 158 combined starts on the concrete oval, the organization has tallied 42 top-five finishes, 63 top-10s, 12 pole awards, and 6,868 laps led. Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, and Tony Stewart join Hamlin on the list of drivers who won for JGR on Bristol’s concrete layout while Busch and Christopher Bell also claimed victories on the dirt track.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway begins Sunday, March 17, at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Denny Hamlin, Driver of the No. 11 Express Oil Change Toyota Camry XSE

What do you think about moving the spring race back to the concrete?

“The Bristol race itself; it doesn’t matter if it’s the day or the night, always seems to put on a great show. As a purist, I love seeing this race back on the concrete. Obviously as the last guy that won there, it’s going to be good to go back there and kind of test what this car wants compared to what we had in the past. We’re going to have to tweak on it, but we feel like we’ve got a good base setup with what we had last year.”

Hamlin NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Bristol Motor Speedway

Starts
Wins
Top 5
Top 10
Poles
Laps Led
Avg. Start
Avg. Finish
33
3
10
17
4
1,036
12.3
13.9

Hamlin 2024 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats

Starts
Wins
Top 5
Top 10
Poles
Laps Led
Avg. Start
Avg. Finish
4
0
0
1
1
109
12.5
15.3

Hamlin NASCAR Cup Series Career Stats

Starts
Wins
Top 5
Top 10
Poles
Laps Led
Avg. Start
Avg. Finish
654
51
222
341
41
14,461
11.9
13.2

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