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Video: Denny Hamlin Makes Contact With Larson For the Lead, Cuts Tire and Goes Into Wall

Hamlin Cut Tire Bristol
Denny Hamlin cut a tire at Bristol on Saturday night. Screengrab from NBCSN’s race broadcast.

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson are without a doubt the top-two favorites for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series title. In Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, both drivers were battling for the lead with 100 laps left in the 500 lap event.

Then, Hamlin made contact with Larson’s left rear quarterpanel. The contact instantly cut the right front tire on Hamlin’s car. Hamlin went straight into the wall when he reached the next turn.

Here is video of the incident that led to Hamlin pounding the wall:

Fortunately, for Hamlin, he is already locked into the Round of 12 of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs by virtue of his race win at Darlington.

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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