There’s nothing like taking a victory lap in life and motorsports, Outsiders. NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin did just that on Sunday.
Hamlin picked up the checkered flag at Darlington Raceway after crossing the finish line first. It’s a key win as NASCAR kicked off its playoff run with the Cook Out Southern 600.
But he turned on his in-car camera while celebrating the victory. Take a look at Hamlin enjoying sweet victory with fans from his car.
Hamlin picked up 57 points while Kyle Larson finished second and Ross Chastain picked up a third-place finish.
With that win, Hamlin also secured a spot in the Round of 12 going forward in the NASCAR playoffs.
Hamlin is also a NASCAR team owner, heading up 23XI Racing with basketball legend Michael Jordan. He has 45 NASCAR race victories to his credit, including three Daytona 500 first-place finishes. Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch’s brother, will join the team next season and have Bubba Wallace as his teammate.
Up next for the initial round for these drivers is the Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute To First Responders. That race takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va.
NASCAR Driver Kyle Busch Has Tantrum While Driving Off Raceway
Sunday’s NASCAR playoff race at Darlington did not end like Kyle Busch wanted it to do.
The veteran race car driver saw his Sunday afternoon plans get a dent in them. What happened? His No. 18 car bumped into Austin Dillon and his No. 3 race car. Busch hit and started spinning out of control, and that sent the rear of his car into some serious damage.
It all went down on lap No. 125. According to an article from Whiskey Riff, Busch was trying to go outside on Dillon. Busch struggled to gain control fought of his car, and he slid into the outside wall.
With his car barely drivable, Busch headed toward the pits.
Busch Decides To Vent His Frustarations Toward His Own Team
Here’s where the fun begins, so to speak.
Busch was really aware that his night in Darlington was over.
What does he do? Busch approaches the garage but doesn’t slow down. His craziness sends those people on pit roads scrambling. They jumped out of Busch’s way. He drives over traffic cones that are there to stop insane moves like Busch just did.
NASCAR shared the video footage. Busch simply didn’t use sound judgment or follow protocol on pit road.
In a post-race interview, the NASCAR driver said, “We were running like s—. The M&Ms Camry was not very good. We were running terrible and we got wrecked. Wasn’t the 3’s (Dillon’s) fault.”
Kyle Busch will be back on the track next weekend.