Denny Hamlin after race at the South Point 400: “Viva Las Vegas”

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Denny won the race in Las Vegas

Denny Hamlin won the race in Las Vegas last weekend. After passing through the finish line, he shouted “Viva Las Vegas” loudly. He had several reasons to shout the name of the song of the famous Elvis Presley after the race. Hamlin celebrated in Las Vegas for the first time in his career. During the race at the South Point 400, he led almost 140 laps. He led more than half of the race. So far, he has driven as many as 20 times on the mentioned track and finally came to victory. In addition to the mentioned achievements, he managed to place in the next round of the playoffs. Hamlin managed to pass first through the finish line ahead of title defender Chase Elliot.

Denny after 46th win

In addition to Hamlin, two other drivers of the Joe Gibbs Racing team achieved excellent placements. Kyle Busch took third place while Martin Truex Jr. finished the race in fourth place. The guy who took the lead in the regular season, Kyle Larson finished the race out of the top 10. Joey Gase had a serious incident that transported him to the hospital. Hamlin won the mentioned race in stage 2. In the end, he recorded the final victory that he had been waiting for so long. After winning Las Vegas, he said the following:

“It feels so good to win in Vegas, last couple times I’ve been so close but just didn’t have the right breaks, but they got the car great and great to hold those guys off,”

 “I’m so happy to not have to worry about the next two weeks, but I am a professional and I will work just as hard each and every week to win.”

Hamlin earned his 46th career victory and becomes the first driver to officially earn a shot into the Playoff Round of 8. After this race in the general standings, Kyle Larson still leads. He currently has 14 points more than the aforementioned Hamlin.

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