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Denny Hamlin beats Miles the Monster for the second time

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

DOVER — Mavis Tires & Brakes sponsored driver Denny Hamlin won the Wurth 400 on Sunday at Dover Motor Speedway in Dover, Delaware. This was his second win at Dover in his career, defeating Miles the Monster.

With the win, Hamlin now has 54 career wins. He is now 12th on the all-time list with Lee Petty.

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Würth 400
Denny Hamlin celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Würth 400 (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

Hamlin, who is originally from Virginia, picked up his third win of the season. He also had three wins last season.

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The Joe Gibbs Racing driver also won at Bristol and Richmond. This was his second straight win with the Mavis Tires & Brakes sponsorship, as he also won with the sponsorship in Richmond on Easter.

His other win at Dover came during the Drydene 311 Race 1 on Saturday, August 22nd, 2020. He took the FedEx office sponsorship to victory lane four years ago.

Hamlin withstood a late push by former Cup Series Champion Kyle Larson, who finished second. The sponsored driver was just 0.25 seconds behind, according to the telecast.

Larson picked up his third Top 5 finish in the last 5 races at the facility. Last season; however, he finished 32nd.

He also finished 1st, 2nd, and 2nd in the three other races since 2019. He had a sixth-place finish in 2022.

The Hendrick Motorsports driver won the Drydene 400 on October 6th, 2019, with the Clover sponsorship.

Bass Pro Shops sponsored driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 3rd. He was hoping to finish the doubleheader with his brother in the top spot.

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Ryan Truex won the Xfinity Series race on Saturday for the second straight year when he won the Bet Rivers 200. Martin won the 2023 edition of the Wurth 400 on May 1st, 2023.

This is the home track for the Truex brothers. Truex grew up in Mayetta, New Jersey. Barring traffic, it is two hours and 15 minutes from Dover.

Kyle Busch was the lone Richard Childress driver in the Top 5. The Fico-sponsored driver finished fourth in his Chevrolet.

Chase Elliott was the second Hendrick Motorsports driver in the Top 5. The NAPA Auto Parts sponsored driver finished fifth in his Chevrolet.

Three of the Top 5 drivers were in a Chevrolet. Hamlin and Truex Jr. drove Toyota’s.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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