Homestead: Denny Hamlin preview

Homestead Chassis -- JGR 291 and 285: The FedEx team will unload Chassis JGR 291 this weekend in Homestead. 291 ran, and won, two weeks ago in Texas. Chassis 285 will serve in backup duty. HAMLIN CONVERSATION -- Homestead-Miami...

Homestead Chassis -- JGR 291 and 285: The FedEx team will unload Chassis JGR 291 this weekend in Homestead. 291 ran, and won, two weeks ago in Texas. Chassis 285 will serve in backup duty.

HAMLIN CONVERSATION -- Homestead-Miami Speedway:

It's all for the taking at Homestead this weekend -- this is a scenario you said you welcomed, still this case?: "I still like the idea that we are all going to be racing for the championship on track this weekend. It's really good for this sport and for the fans. I hated the way our race ended last week only because we had been so strong. It was frustrating to run up front and see it go away at the end but we are still in the lead and we still think we will be very good at Homestead."

Did you imagine this Chase could be so tight going into the last race?: "I didn't but that is the goal of the Chase versus the old system. This is how it's supposed to work in the Chase, a real shootout at the final race. Over the past four years we've had scenarios where the 48 was comfortably ahead and didn't need to race for the win at Homestead to win the championship. This year is definitely different and it should make for an exciting race."

Looking back at this season, short of winning the Championship on Sunday did you accomplish everything you wanted to: "We did as a team, yes. There were points where were really good, really consistently good and winning races but there were also points where we didn't run as well as we wanted to. To win eight races was awesome and something we can be really proud of, but we want this championship and we want to keep improving and challenging ourselves. I think our potential to be even better is there."

-source: jgr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Denny Hamlin