With an impressive victory on Sunday (Nov. 7, 2010), Denny Hamlin put his fellow drivers on notice that he wants the 2010 Sprint Cup championship trophy residing at Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin, who entered the race 14 points behind four-time champion Jimmie Johnson, is now 33 points in front of Johnson with two races remaining. Kevin Harvick continues to hang around, just 59 points behind Hamlin in third.
This week, expect both Harvick and Johnson to try and make a move on Hamlin. Both drivers have multiple wins at Phoenix, while Hamlin has struggled at the track. Hamlin finished 30th at Phoenix in April, with Johnson finishing third and Harvick 13th.
Tune into ESPN this weekend to see what happens in Phoenix before the season ends in Homestead.
In other NASCAR news, Brad Keselowski clinched the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship on Nov. 6, 2010, with two races remaining. The title is Keselowski’s first NASCAR championship. In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Kyle Busch won on Nov. 5, 2010 to move closer to winning the owner’s title in the series, while Todd Bodine holds a 230 point advantage in the driver’s points to become a two-time champion in the series with two races remaining.
Tickets are on sale now for 2011 races at Kansas Speedway. Both season tickets and individual race day tickets are available for both of Kansas Speedway’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events, the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 250. Tickets can be purchased by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or on www.kansasspeedway.com.