Always up for a laugh, NASCAR star Denny Hamlin took to his Twitter account to share a video featuring hysterical audio over Kris Wight’s jump in the Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis.
“Everything is better with sound… #Weee,” Denny tweets with the video of Kris Wright in the #26 car.
Followers of the Hamlin commented on the hilarious video. NASCAR on NBC hilariously tweeted back, “Your social media person needs a raise. And if you’re the social media person, give yourself one Denny.”
Another follower also writes, “Even Denny knows it’s gonna be a sh—show on Sunday.”
NASCAR to Remove Rumble Stripe For Cup Series Race
Meanwhile, NASCAR also announced that it will remove the orange rumble strip outside of Turn 6 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course ahead of Sunday’s Cup Series race.
According to a statement, NASCAR says that the rumble strip posed an issue during Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race on the 2.439-mile road course after a Lap 1 crash damaged the front end of a number of cars when they got off-course. This included Brandon Brown, Harrison Burton, Kevin Harvick, and Brandon Jones.
The Cup Series will be on the track Sunday (August 15th) beginning with the Busch Pole Qualifying at 9 a.m. ET. The race will be followed by the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard at 1 p.m. ET.
Denny Hamilin Opened Up About Becoming a Racing Team Owner
In October 2020, Denny Hamlin spoke to Motorsport about becoming a NASCAR Cup Series team own. He is now a co-owner of NBA legend Michael Jordan’s 23XI Racing. “Some people say you can end up coming and going,” he explained. “And it’s going to cost a lot of money and all that stuff. I understand the risk.”
“What really made me feel good about it was that Michael’s team spent weeks working on it behind the scenes. Looking at the business model. Seeing where NASCAR is currently and where they think it’s going in the future. They deemed it a viable model for them,” Denny stated.
Denny then recalled he and Michael put together a long-term plan. “All those pieces put together persuaded me more in the fact that this is something I’m confident in. But not only that, if I won it, it’s in my hands.”
Hamlin further explained that the success and failures of the racing team ultimately fell on him and he didn’t want his reputation to be a failure as a Cup owner. “So I’m going to work very, very hard to make sure this time is successful.”
In regards to starting a team from scratch, Hamlin added the NASCAR team is something he is going to be very passionate about. “I’m going to be hands-on. I’ve seen the success my boss has had and how hard he works at it to be successful. It’s more than a hobby for me.”