Dreaded Dover could derail Hamlin's surge

120927065249-hamlin-johnson-dover-story-top1_thumb Dreaded Dover could derail Hamlin's surge

Denny Hamlin once won a Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway. He has no idea how.

“Everyone else must have wrecked or something,” he said.

120927072122-hamlin-dover-struggles-story-body Dreaded Dover could derail Hamlin's surge

Monster-mashed

Denny Hamlin led two laps at Dover in June, just the second time he has led there in 13 races that also includes four crashes (two DNFs).

Dover results

Year
Spring
Fall

2006
11
9

2007
4
38*

2008
43
38

2009
36
22

2010
4
9

2011
16
18

2012
18
?

* Led 61 of the first 77 laps; later in three-car crash

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People have their Achilles’ heel, and for me, in the course of my career, Dover has been it.