Hamlin believes Toyota advantage gone

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By Caleb Whisler, Staff Writer

After months of bickering from Brad Keselowski about the advantage that Toyota “has”, the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway showed that the advantage the Toyota had is nearly gone.

In the one and only practice session of the weekend, the top-10 consisted of five Chevrolet’s, three Ford’s, and only two Toyota’s.  In the race, the top-10 consisted of three Toyota’s, five Chevrolet’s, and only two Ford’s.

Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 Toyota, believes that the advantage is now gone.

“Oh, I think the gap is gone, honestly.  We qualified front row with JGR, but that’s one lap.  I noticed in practice, though, that our cars were spread out all through the field, so I definitely thought that we were not as strong when we showed up this week as we’d been in weeks past, or other guys just were a little faster,” said Hamlin.

Hamlin expected that because it is the playoffs that the other teams would find something to compete with the Toyota’s.

One Comment

  1. richie

    October 10, 2017 at 5:54 am

    It’s called Hendrick money. Anyone that can buy a leukemia cure can buy “speed”.

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