Denny Hamlin is putting one heck of a show in 2020 NASCAR Cup Series, along with Kevin Harvick. Whenever one takes over the other in most Cup wins in the season, the other catches up quickly.
It was Hamlin’s turn to catch Harvick after Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford driver took over Hamlin by winning both the races of the doubleheader at Michigan International Speedway. Hamlin finished second in the next race at Daytona Road Course and then won the first race of the doubleheader at Dover International Speedway.
In doing so, Hamlin now has six Cup victories in the 2020 season. As the No. 11 Toyota driver for Joe Gibbs Racing won six races in the 2019 season, it puts him in an elite company of 20 drivers to have won six or more Cup races in consecutive season.
He joins the likes of Cale Yarborough, Rusty Wallace, Richard Petty, and Jimmie Johnson among 16 other drivers to achieve the feat.
The win is Hamlin’s 43 Cup win of his career.