Denny Hamlin ­– No. 11 Mavis Tire Toyota Camry XSE Preview – NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway

No. 11 Mavis Tire Toyota Camry XSE News and Notes

  • HAMLIN ALL-STAR HISTORY: Denny Hamlin is a former NASCAR All-Star Race winner after claiming the $1 million prize in 2015. That night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, he started on the pole and led 26 laps to win the annual exhibition race. Overall, he has posted six top-five finishes in 17 career All-Star starts. Last season at North Wilkesboro Speedway, Hamlin started ninth and finished 13th in the 200-lap event.
  • DARLINGTON RECAP: The No. 11 team earned their third consecutive top-five finish with a fourth-place result last Sunday at Darlington Raceway. Hamlin started the day seventh and finished 12th in stage one before recovering to wind up eighth in stage two. In the end, he clawed his way into the top five late in the race to earn a solid finish on what was a challenging day.
  • LEADING IN 2024: Hamlin is the only driver to lead in all 13 races this season. After leading one lap last weekend at Darlington, the No. 11 driver ranks second in the series with 607 laps led this season. Hamlin’s current streak of leading in 17 consecutive races is a personal best for the veteran driver. His previous best was leading 13 consecutive races during the 2021 season.
  • FRONT RUNNER: Hamlin leads the Cup Series in multiple statistical categories according to Loop Data provided by NASCAR. He is currently the best in the series in average running position, driver rating, fastest drivers early in a run, fastest drivers late in a run, fastest on restarts, green flag speed, and laps in the top 15. Through 13 races, Hamlin has spent 263 more laps in the top 15 than the next closest competitor.
  • MAVIS TIRE: Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota Camry XSE will feature a specially-designed Mavis Tire livery for this weekend’s NASCAR All-Star Race. The design incorporates 59 trophy icons to represent Hamlin’s 54 NASCAR Cup Series wins, four Busch Clash victories, and his 2015 All-Star Race win in addition to logos of companies that fall under the Mavis Tire & Brakes family. Mavis, based in Millwood, N.Y., is a tire and service provider in the United States with more than 850 service centers in 22 states. Mavis recently acquired TBC Corporation’s NTB Service Centers and Tire Kingdom Service Centers, which yields more than 2,000 service centers under the brand umbrella in total. For more information, visit www.mavis.com.
  • JGR ALL-STAR HISTORY: Joe Gibbs Racing owns two NASCAR All-Star Race victories. In 78 combined starts in the annual exhibition event, the organization has posted 26 top-five finishes, 46 top-10s, seven pole awards, and 454 laps led. Denny Hamlin (2015) and Kyle Busch (2017) are responsible for JGR’s two All-Star wins.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway begins Sunday, May 19, at 8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Denny Hamlin, Driver of the No. 11 Mavis Tire Toyota Camry XSE

What are you looking forward to about this weekend at North Wilkesboro?

“I’m looking forward to the different tire options this week. If it turns into a tire conservation race, I definitely like my chances. For it being at North Wilkesboro – a short track – not far from home, it’s going to be pretty exciting, I can’t wait to get there.”

Why are you excited about the different tire options this weekend?

“I like it because it gives us options. It gives the teams options to run what they think is best for them. Any time we are all on the same tire, at times, it seems like we all run the same speed. I like the idea of the driver playing a bigger role in your result and they certainly will at North Wilkesboro.”

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