TC Daily Pit Stop: Denny Hamlin 'Always Has Options' As Far as 2024 Plans are Concerned; Brayton Laster Gearing Up for ARCA Run at DuQuoin
TC Daily Pit Stop: Friday, September 1st, 2023
One of the biggest talking points in the NASCAR Cup Series as of late, other than the post-season, has been the fate of Denny Hamlin for the 2024 season, as the future Hall of Famer has yet to find a signed contract for the upcoming season.
Hamlin, speaking to members of the media on NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Media Day, says that he has “a lot of irons in the fire”, when asked if contract negotiations have been weighing heavily on him.
“I don’t have anything new to announce,” Hamlin said to the swarm of media. “I’m not trying to leak one word, either, one way or another. It’s on to Darlington.”
However, Hamlin is adamant that his goal is to return to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2024, and to have 23XI Racing, the team he co-owns with Michael Jordan, remain under the Toyota Racing Development umbrella.
Grabbing A Slice With The Pizza Man, Brayton Laster Talks Top-10, The Dirt, and His Season As a Whole
Brayton Laster is a fan-favorite in the ARCA Menards Series, known to many as “The Pizza Man”, the young driver is looking to continue a string of positive momentum that saw him score his first top-10 finish in the series at Illinois State Fairgrounds, while driving the No. 31 for Rise Motorsports.
Brayton ‘The Pizza Man’ Laster is once again teaming up with Rise Motorsports to pilot the No. 31 for the Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin. He and the team are hoping for another great result on the dirt. While there was reason for celebration after the race, Laster said it didn’t come easy after a nine-hour drive back home from Watkins Glen and helping Fast Track Racing.
Ben Branscum spoke to Laster at length about his first career top-10, racing on the dirt, and his 2023 ARCA Menards Series season as a whole.
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