TC Daily Pit Stop: Hamlin Beats Larson in Last-Lap, Contact-Filled Move; Chastain Throws A Punch; Highlights from Sunday at Kansas
TC Daily Pit Stop: Monday, May 8th, 2023
Denny Hamlin Makes Thrilling Last-Lap Pass on Kyle Larson to Score Kansas Win
PHOTO CREDIT: Rachel Schuoler | LAT Images | Courtesy of Toyota Racing
There aren’t many adjectives that can accurately describe the caliber of race that fans were treated to in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Kansas Speedway.
With a record-smashing number of lead changes, a fantastic battle for the victory – which ended in an aggressive last-lap pass, and amazing storylines of drivers rebounding from adversity to finish strong, the 2023 AdventHealth 400 had it all.
Despite a couple of side-by-side moments with Larson over the closing laps, Hamlin wasn’t able to make his move for the victory until the final lap, using the air to gain momentum on Larson off of the second corner.
While attempting to side-draft the Hendrick Motorsports driver, who started from the outside of the front row, Hamlin clipped the left rear of the HendrickCars.com entry, sending the No. 5 into the outside wall nose first.
Video: Ross Chastain Punches Noah Gragson in Post-Race Confrontation
Video: Denny Hamlin Reacts to Post-Race Fight Between Ross Chastain and Noah Gragson
Video: Kyle Larson Turned on Backstretch in Last-Lap Battle with Denny Hamlin
Video: Kyle Busch’s Day Ends After Pounding Inside Wall at Kansas
Video: Josh Berry Spins on Backstretch After Three-Wide Contact with Ty Gibbs
Video: Kyle Larson Gets Turned From Lead by Tyler Reddick on Lap 5
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