Positive Hamlin gets good vibe with Dover pole

DOVER, Del. — So eager to change his karma, reclaim his Zen and thrive in the NASCAR championship cosmos, driver Denny Hamlin recently spoke with a sports psychologist to — among other things — help him achieve an attitude adjustment when it comes to race tracks where he traditionally has struggled.

And judging by his pole-winning performance Saturday for the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, there may be something to this power of positive thinking.

120929103119-hamlin-postive-thinking-story-body Positive Hamlin gets good vibe with Dover pole

Dover
Lineup

Pos.
Driver
Speed
Time

1.
D. Hamlin
159.299
22.599

2.
C. Bowyer
159.264
22.604

3.
M. Truex Jr.
159.201
22.613

4.
S. Hornish Jr.
158.758
22.676

5.
Ky. Busch
158.667
22.689

Lineup | Prac. 1 | Prac. 2

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Instead of doing damage control, I’m going to try to treat this weekend as being on offense, not defense.