It’s been a strange season for Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin. Hamlin, who scored a win at Richmond Raceway, has not finished inside the top-10 in any other race this season.
Despite having one of the fastest cars at Dover Motor Speedway, it looks like he will fail to score a top-10 again, as he was involved in an accident with Cody Ware on lap 243 of Monday’s race.
The contact peeled the passenger side of Hamlin’s car.
HAMLIN & WARE WRECK!
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Hamlin won Stage 1 earlier in the day, and it looked like he had a car to contend for the win. Then, in the Stage break caution following Stage 1, the wheel flew off of Hamlin’s car on the exit of pit road.
Hamlin worked his way back inside the top-five after the pit road issue when he was swept up in this crash.