Denny Hamlin ­– No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry XSE Preview – Cook Out 400 at Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville Speedway

No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry XSE News and Notes

  • RICHMOND WIN NOTES: Denny Hamlin claimed his 53rd career NASCAR Cup Series victory last weekend at Richmond Raceway. It was his second victory of the 2024 season and his fifth at his home track. This marks the 13th multi-win season of Hamlin’s Cup Series career. It is also his 21st victory working with crew chief Chris Gabehart. For Joe Gibbs Racing, the win was the organization’s 19th Cup Series victory at Richmond and their third win of the season.
  • HAMLIN AT MARTINSVILLE: Hamlin leads all active drivers in multiple categories at Martinsville Speedway, including wins (five), top-five finishes (19), top-10s (25), and laps led (2,382). Last fall, the No. 11 team led 156 laps before ultimately finishing third at Martinsville. Overall, Hamlin has posted three consecutive top-five finishes at the track.
  • 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 108 career starts on short tracks, Hamlin has posted 14 wins, 50 top-five finishes, 67 top-10s, and 11 pole awards. In 12 non-dirt short track races in the Next Gen era, Hamlin has recorded four wins, nine top-five finishes and led laps in 10 of those races. He has finished fourth or better in his last six short track starts, including his win at Richmond last weekend. He also started fourth or better in four of the past five short track races.
  • LEADING IN 2024: Hamlin is the only driver to lead in all seven races this season. After leading 17 laps at Richmond, the No. 11 driver has now led 292 laps this season. He has led in 11 consecutive races dating back to last season.
  • SPORT CLIPS: Sport Clips will be featured as the primary sponsor for Hamlin this weekend in Martinsville. The sports-themed haircutting franchise based in Georgetown, Texas is a longtime supporter of Joe Gibbs Racing dating back to 2009 and has nearly 1,900 stores in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit
  • JGR AT MARTINSVILLE: Joe Gibbs Racing owns 14 NASCAR Cup Series wins at Martinsville Speedway. In 170 combined starts at the track, the organization has posted 59 top-five finishes, 90 top-10s, 11 pole awards, and 6,703 laps led. Christopher Bell, Kyle Busch, Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart, and Martin Truex Jr. join Hamlin on the list of drivers who have won for JGR at Martinsville.
  • JGR OFF TO A HOT START: Joe Gibbs Racing has started the season off strong across the board. All four JGR drivers rank in the top six in the overall standings. Christopher Bell and Denny Hamlin have both secured victories while Martin Truex Jr. leads the points standings and has a series-best 8.1-average finishing position. Ty Gibbs is tied for the series lead in top-five finishes (three) and top-10s (five). Each JGR driver ranks in the top five for laps led this season with all four leading more than 100 laps.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s race at Martinsville Speedway begins Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Denny Hamlin, Driver of the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry XSE

Talk about your mindset going into this weekend at Martinsville…

“We feel good going to Martinsville. I have won there a few times, but it’s been a while and I haven’t won there with Chris (Gabehart, crew chief), so it’s definitely one we’d like to win. We’ve ran really well there together. Just, for whatever reason, haven’t closed it out to get the win, so that’s the goal this weekend to go there and get another one and keep the momentum going.”

Hamlin NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Martinsville Speedway

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Hamlin 2024 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats

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Hamlin NASCAR Cup Series Career Stats

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