Hamlin finished fourth in the Quaker State 400 after battling back from a speeding penalty on Lap 83.
“Everytime we went up front we were at a tire disadvantage,” Hamlin told NBCSN. “A lot of it came from having a speeding penalty early. … Nonetheless it’s at a track where it’s very, very difficult to pass on. We did a great job of rebounding.
The result is Hamlin’s fifth top five of the season. The No. 11 Toyota has finished fourth in three of the last four races.
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