Denny Hamlin Takes the Pole for the 42nd Annual AAA 400 Set to Run Sunday.

Denny Hamlin listens to some advise from the crew prior to his time trail run at Dover for the AAA 400. Dean Patton Photo.

Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE – RIS – Denny Hamlin takes the FedEx Toyota #11 to the Coors Light Pole for the AAA 400 at Dover. Denny Hamlin puts together a screaming speed of 159.299 MPH for the pole. At the track that Hamlin feels that’s tough to figure out has come out swinging today. Hamlin has already felt that this would be his most trying track during the chase may have just put those fears to rest. It would appear that Hamlin is trying to display that this chase is his to lose and that he is going to be out front each week.

This is Hamlin’s 12th pole win in 252 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts. In truth though this is his first in twelve starts at Dover. In those starts the best Hamlin started was third and that was in 2007 and again in 2008.

The fans at Dover are being treated to one exciting race moment after the other. With all that Dover International Speedway has to offer on and off the track it is tough to get you complete, and quick coverage.

Clint Bowyer starts second in the 5-Hour Energy Toyota #15 with another Toyota starting third. Martin Truex, Jr. will take the Green flag from the third starting position. Truex will be the chauffer of the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota.

Three Toyotas start in front for the AAA 400 which takes the green at 2:00 on Sunday.

See you at the track.

Dean Patton

Dean has been a Pennsylvania Magisterial District Judge for the past 12 years. In a life prior to that he was a Homicide/Sex Crimes Detective for 26 yrs. An avid Penn State Football fan, he now dabbles in writing and photographing sports events. When he says dabble, he means dabble.... Photographing sports is so much better then Coaching and Officiating which he also did for more then 20 odd years. He finds it less stressful behind the lense. He is the father of four and has three grand children. He is married to a Nurse and her oldest son, Aaron, starts as a Freshman at; where else but, Penn State University in the fall of 2012. Dean's son's Damion and Kyle both are fathers and are Police Officers. The youngest of the family, Olivia, will start 7th Grade in the fall of 2012. See you at the track!

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