STP 400 Notes & Quotes
Toyota’s main man: Denny Hamlin has given Toyota both of its victories thus far, which was something of an upset since another Toyota driver, Martin Truex Jr., dominated the race until Hamlin tracked him down with 31 laps remaining
Too fast, perhaps: For the second race in a row, the winner set a record for average speed. Hamlin averaged 144.122, eclipsing Greg Biffle’s 138.077 mark in October 2010.
4 – Starting position of the race winner.
32 – Laps led by Hamlin.
173 – Laps led by Truex.
199 – All-time Cup victories carrying No. 11. Cale Yarborough won 55 of them.
“As disappointing as this is, this was a statement day for this team. It’s been a long time since I’ve won. … It’s pretty frustrating when you haven’t won in a while.” – Martin Truex Jr.
“I was sitting in the car, trying to find a silver lining.” – Jimmie Johnson, on losing track position due to a pit stop when other leaders remained on the track.
“Lots of times I save my best for last, or at least that’s my intention.” – Denny Hamlin.