2016 Season in Review: Denny Hamlin

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Denny Hamlin

CREW CHIEF:

TEAM: Joe Gibbs Racing

POINTS: 6th

WINS: 3 (Daytona 500, Watkins Glen, Richmond II)

LAPS LED: 524

Top 5s: 12

TOP 10s: 22 (career best)

POLES: 1 (Richmond II)

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Won the Daytona 500 by .01 seconds, the closest margin in race history … Won at Watkins Glen International for his first road course win … Earned his third Richmond win … Career-best average finish of 11.8 … Has won at least one race in all 11 full-time Cup Series seasons … Qualified for the Chase and advanced to the third round … Enjoyed a nine-race stretch of top-10 finishes.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Missed a chance to win at Sonoma after being passed by Tony Stewart on the final turn … Recorded four DNFs (Martinsville I, Kansas I, Michigan I and Charlotte II).

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2016: His 12th full-time Cup Series season, all of which have been in the No. 11 for Joe Gibbs Racing.