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Denny Hamlin wins his Short Track Showdown at Langley

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Denny Hamlin held off Kyle Busch to win Thursday night’s Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown charity race at Langley Speedway.

The Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown is a 200-lap Late Model charity race that benefits the Denny Hamlin Foundation, which supports cystic fibrosis research, as well as other youth initiatives.

Hamlin’s victory was his second in the event. Busch was going for his fourth victory in the event.

Results

1 – Denny Hamlin

2 – Kyle Busch

3 – Timothy Peters

4 – CE Falk

5 – Peyton Sellers

6 – Myatt Snider

7 – Justin S. Carroll

8 – Ruben Garcia

9 – Connor Hall

10 – Nick Smith

11 – Grayson Cullather

12 – Ty Gibbs

13 – Brendon Queen

14 – Philip Morris

15 – Casey Wyatt

16 – Colin Garrett

17 – Eddie Johnson

18 – Mason Diaz

19 – Mark Wertz

20 – Chris Johnson

21 – Chase Cabre

22 – Justin T. Carroll

23 – Doug Barnes

24 – Tyler Hughes

25 – Danny Edwards

26 – Nicholas Sanchez

27 – Matt Bowling

28 – Cody Carlton

29 – Ryan Vargas

30 – Brett Moffitt

31 – Bubba Johnston

32 – Terry Carroll

33 – Woody Howard

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Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch headline Hamlin’s Short Track Showdown

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After a two-year hiatus, Denny Hamlin‘s Short Track Showdown is returning this spring for its ninth iteration.

The 200-lap pro-am late model charity race will be held April 19 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia. It will feature Hamlin, Kyle Busch and former Camping World Truck Series driver Timothy Peters.

All proceeds from the race benefit the Denny Hamlin Foundation, which supports Cystic Fibrosis research and therapy.

“This is truly one of my favorite events to host because of what it means for the local racers,” said Hamlin in a press release. “It’s great they get to race against NASCAR veterans like Kyle, Timothy and myself. Plus, I love the attention it gives to these historic Virginia tracks where many drivers, myself included, got our start racing stock cars. Langley has always been special to me, so I’m excited to bring this event there, and look forward to raising money for the Foundation as well.”

Langley Speedway, where Hamlin made his stock car debut in 1997, is the fourth track to host the event. It follows Southside Speedway (2008-10), Richmond Raceway (2011-13) and South Boston Speedway (2014-15).

The 4/10-mile asphalt oval hosts the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East.

Tickets go on sale March 11 and cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and military, $15 for kids 6 through 12, and are free for kids 5 and under. Advanced tickets will be available online at https://langley-speedway.ticketleap.com/

Past Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown Winners:

  • 2015 – Timothy Peters
  • 2014 – Matt Bowling
  • 2013 – Kyle Busch
  • 2012 – Tony Stewart
  • 2011 – Denny Hamlin
  • 2010 – C.E. Falk
  • 2009 – Kyle Busch
  • 2008 – Kyle Busch

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Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown cancelled for 2016, plans to return in 2017

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The Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown has been cancelled for 2016.

According to Denny Hamlin Foundation Race Coordinator Buck Reuss, uncertainty about the host track’s future prompted the cancellation.

“It is correct, the race has been cancelled for 2016,” Reuss said in an email to NASCAR Talk. “But only for this year.

“As for another track, it had been done in the past, but with the timing (Denny Hamlin Foundation) thought it would be better to wait until 2017.”

Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia, was to host the event on April 21, but a dispute between the track operator and the individual that owns the land the track sits upon left the Showdown in limbo.

The track, which opened in 1950, has not posted its regular race schedule for 2016. That further prompted the Denny Hamlin Foundation to cancel this year’s charity race.

Also, because of the stalemate, NASCAR has not re-signed to hold three races it typically holds at Langley: one in the K&N Pro Series East and two other races in the Whelen Southern Modified Tour Series, according to the Daily Press.

This would have been the ninth annual Showdown and first at Langley Speedway. The Late Model race had previously taken place at Southside Speedway, Richmond International Raceway and South Boston Speedway.

The event raises funds for the Foundation, which supports Cystic Fibrosis research and therapy.

If the current issues involving Langley are resolved, Reuss said the Showdown could be held there in 2017.

Previous Showdown winners:

2015 – Timothy Peters

2014 – Matt Bowling

2013 – Kyle Busch

2012 – Tony Stewart

2011 – Denny Hamlin

2010 – C.E. Falk

2009 – Kyle Busch

2008 – Kyle Busch

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