Denny Hamlin’s thrilling win in last Sunday’s Southern 500 had the encumbered tag plastered on it for irregularities found in his Toyota’s rear suspension.
Martin Truex Jr. – whose late-race lead in the Southern 500 was erased by Hamlin’s charge to the front – said social media has gone extremely nasty in the wake of news of Hamlin’s penalty.
Hometown hero Denny Hamlin (he grew up in Chesterfield County, racing area short tracks) comes to this event on a roll.
Husband and wife Franklin and Amy Grimes of Virginia Beach are, respectively, Earnhardt Jr. and Hamlin Fans.
Michael and Shannon Dufour, husband and wife from southern Maryland, aren’t Hamlin fans and shrugged off the driver’s difficulty.
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