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Only Yesterday: Is Denny Hamlin Really Better Than Some NASCAR Champions?

2021 Phoenix Cup Championship 4 Media Day Denny Hamlin Martin Truex Jr Chase Elliott Kyle Larson Sean Gardner

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Hamlin’s the best without a title. How many with a title is he better than?

5 Points to Ponder: The 2 Alpha Problem at Hendrick Motorsports

Nascar Cup Series

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro, #5: Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports, Valvoline Chevrolet Camaro

Also, who are rising to be the championship favorites after two races? And does Kansas really need two races on the schedule?