Denny Hamlin – No. 11 Mavis Tire Toyota Camry XSE Preview – The Great American Getaway 400 at Pocono Raceway

No. 11 Mavis Tire Toyota Camry XSE News and Notes

  • HAMLIN AT POCONO: Denny Hamlin is the all-time wins leader at Pocono Raceway with seven victories, including last season’s race at the 2.5-mile tri-oval. He also leads all active drivers in top-five finishes (15), top-10s (22), and laps led (827) at Pocono. Hamlin’s four pole awards are also tied for the most among active drivers. The Chesterfield, Virginia native has led laps in nine consecutive Pocono races dating back to July 2018.
  • CHICAGO RECAP: Hamlin finished 30th in last weekend’s race at the Chicago Street Course. After starting 11th, he slipped back as the race began in the rain. Once the rain subsided and the track dried out, Hamlin was running top-five lap times before the rain returned. He was involved in an accident on a lap-31 restart before recovering to finish 10th in stage two. In the closing laps, Hamlin was running inside the top 20 until he was spun from behind and ultimately finished 30th.
  • FRONT RUNNER: Hamlin leads the Cup Series in multiple statistical categories according to Loop Data provided by NASCAR. He currently leads the series in fastest on restarts, green flag speed, and laps in the top 15. Through 20 races, Hamlin has spent 285 more laps in the top 15 than the next closest competitor.
  • MAVIS TIRE: Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota Camry XSE will feature Mavis Tire this weekend at Pocono Raceway. 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 AT POCONO: Joe Gibbs Racing owns 17 NASCAR Cup Series wins at Pocono Raceway, including Hamlin’s victory last summer. In 162 combined starts at the 2.5-mile track, the organization has tallied 47 top-five finishes, 86 top-10s, 12 pole awards, and 1,948 laps led. Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Bobby Labonte, Joey Logano, and Tony Stewart join Hamlin on the list of drivers who have taken JGR to victory lane at Pocono.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend race at Pocono Raceway begins Sunday, July 14 at 2:30 p.m. ET on USA Network, MRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

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

Why do you think you have had so much success at Pocono and why do you like going there?

“I feel like we have executed extremely well at Pocono. That and the racetrack certainly fts my driving style. I typically don’t drive very deep into the corner; instead, I try to get good exit speeds. Pocono has such long straightaways, so you get rewarded for that exit speed. I love the racetrack itself. It seems like the fans continue to come out in huge numbers every time we go to Pocono. They have improved it. They have great family facilities in the infield with a huge playground for all the kids, so I think Pocono is one of the great racetracks that we continue to visit every year.”

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