Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 driver Denny Hamlin addressed why he was booed in the final race of the Round of 8 Martinsville Speedway.
Hamlin didn’t have a good end to the race at Martinsville as he was taken out by Alex Bowman during the final last seven laps while he was leading and en route to get the win. Fortunately, he managed to get to the Championship 4 race despite the incident.
But that was not the only thing that was going against Hamlin that evening. He was constantly booed by fans during the race.
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Hamlin, in response, said that those were Elliott’s fans and he expects to be booed again in the race at Phoenix.
“It’s just Chase Elliott fans, man. They don’t think straightly. They’re going to boo the sh** out of me next week, I can tell you that.”
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Elliott was not happy with the comment Hamlin made about his fans and responded sarcastically.
“I’m going to lose so much sleep tonight. I might not sleep at all, that’s how concerned I am.”
The final four race will be between Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr. and Hamlin.