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Denny Hamlin Leads Toyota 1-2 Finish at Bristol

“Between my spotter and the crew chief, they just stayed on me to not get anxious, just kind of take my time,” said Hamlin on chasing down DiBenedetto. “I had plenty of time. I just worked him over, worked him over. I knew I didn't want to show him the bottom until I knew I could make the pass. I ran the top, ran the top, ran the top, got the position on the bottom and finished it. We had a great car that could move around. Came back from a couple laps down and here we are.”

Toyota drivers led a combined 277 laps (of 500) with DiBenedetto leading a race-high 93 laps en route to a career-best runner-up finish.

August 17, 2019, Toyota drivers led a combined 277 laps (of 500) with DiBenedetto leading a race-high 93 laps en route to a career-best runner-up finish.

“I don’t even know what to say,” said DiBenedetto. “I’m so sad we didn’t win, but proud, proud of the effort. It’s so hard to be that close, but it’s neat to race door-to-door with Denny Hamlin, someone who I’ve been a fan of since I was a kid. It’s amazing. Great day, but this one is going to hurt for sure.”

The NASCAR Cup Series takes next weekend off before heading to Darlington Raceway for the legendary Southern 500 on Sunday, September 1.

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Timmy Hill Captures Career-best Finish at The Last Colosseum

“Bristol has always been a great track for me and I’m glad we could put on a great finish here,” said Hill. They gave me a great Supra. One that I could have a lot of fun with. Bristol is one of those tracks where you just have to keep your fenders clean, which we were able to do all night.”

Xfinity Series Playoff contender Brandon Jones finished just outside the top 10 in 11th after running in the top three throughout much of the final stage. 

“I felt like that was our race to win. I don’t know if we cut a tire or it sounds like the sidewall itself separated, so it might just be a tire failure there. I hate it for the guys, but that was a really fast Supra that we had this weekend.”

Brandon Jones

Supra drivers collected both stage wins with Jones winning Stage 1 and Kyle Busch taking Stage 2. Busch led a race-high 137 laps (of 300) before retiring from the race at the conclusion of the second stage. 

The Xfinity Series travels to Road America for its third road course race of the season on Saturday, August 24.

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Chandler Smith Scores Runner-Up Finish in Event Filled Bristol Race

“(Brett Moffitt) was just better all day,” Smith said. “We fought back early in the race. We got up to the 45 (Ross Chastain) and Brett (Moffitt). We needed just a little bit more to sit where he is right now.”

Toyota’s Playoff drivers, Austin Hill and Tyler Ankrum, finished 10th and 20th, respectively.

Hill was relieved with his 10th-place finish, knowing what Bristol could bring.
Augsut 15, 2019, Toyota’s Playoff drivers, Austin Hill and Tyler Ankrum, finished 10th and 20th, respectively.

“I actually told my guys in here that out of all the seven races on the Playoff schedule, this is my weakest one. If it’s a 10th-place finish, I’ll take it and run.”

Austin Hill
The series heads north of the boarder to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for road course action on Sunday, August 25th
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They Said It

Before his fourth straight top-three finish, Denny Hamlin took in quite the concert. 

You can always go home. Erik Jones stopped by the place that started it all for him.

Shane Lee’s wife is having a….

Always fun when our Toyota Racing drivers get together.

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