Atlanta II: Hamlin post race interview

DENNY HAMLIN, No. 15 Hyprene-Ergon Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports Finished: 3rd How did you think your race went this afternoon? "I thought today was a pretty good race. I definitely would've liked to have watched those guys on the...

DENNY HAMLIN, No. 15 Hyprene-Ergon Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finished: 3rd

How did you think your race went this afternoon?

"I thought today was a pretty good race. I definitely would've liked to have watched those guys on the last lap. I didn't know it was a last lap pass. That's why I decided to run this race. Typically, it comes down to a finish like that at Atlanta. They always put on a great show here, and I wanted to be here. Unfortunately, we just had a bad pit stop. You can't have that when these races are so short. We made up all the ground we could, but just didn't have enough at the end."

What is the biggest difference between the Truck Series races and the Cup Series races?

"I'm voting that all races are only 130 laps. This one was just right. It's good because it's short. I think you get the most action per lap when it's a short race like this. The fans can get in and out of here. You want them to be entertained, but they're going to be more entertained by the race they had on the final lap today then what they did after 500 miles. It kind of becomes a snooze-fest. I didn't mean that in a bad way. Tomorrow you have to be more patient -- you don't see the battle for positions like you do in these truck races. It's just a whole different atmosphere. It's a lot different from the Nationwide and the Trucks to Cup. In Cup, you just run so many more laps and it takes so much longer that you just don't run 100 percent anymore in the Cup Series until the last 50 laps or so. That's what I loved about today's race. That's why I chose this race. It's a great race, it always puts on a great show, and it's short. Just great action."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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