NASCAR Cup
NASCAR Cup
08 Feb
-
09 Feb
Event finished
08 Feb
-
17 Feb
Event finished
21 Feb
-
23 Feb
Event finished
28 Feb
-
01 Mar
First Practice in
1 day
R
Phoenix
06 Mar
-
08 Mar
Next event in
7 days
R
Atlanta
13 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
14 days
R
Homestead
20 Mar
-
22 Mar
Next event in
21 days
R
27 Mar
-
29 Mar
Next event in
28 days
R
Bristol
03 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
35 days
R
Richmond
17 Apr
-
19 Apr
Next event in
49 days
R
Talladega
24 Apr
-
26 Apr
Next event in
56 days
R
01 May
-
03 May
Next event in
63 days
R
Martinsville
07 May
-
09 May
Next event in
69 days
R
All-Star
15 May
-
16 May
Next event in
77 days
R
Charlotte
22 May
-
24 May
Next event in
84 days
R
29 May
-
31 May
Next event in
91 days
R
Michigan
05 Jun
-
07 Jun
Next event in
98 days
R
12 Jun
-
14 Jun
Next event in
105 days
R
Chicagoland
19 Jun
-
21 Jun
Next event in
112 days
R
26 Jun
-
28 Jun
Next event in
119 days
R
Indianapolis
03 Jul
-
05 Jul
Next event in
126 days
R
Kentucky
09 Jul
-
11 Jul
Next event in
132 days
R
17 Jul
-
19 Jul
Next event in
140 days
R
Michigan II
07 Aug
-
09 Aug
Next event in
161 days
R
Watkins Glen
14 Aug
-
16 Aug
Next event in
168 days
R
Dover II
21 Aug
-
23 Aug
Next event in
175 days
R
Daytona II
27 Aug
-
29 Aug
Next event in
181 days
R
Darlington
04 Sep
-
06 Sep
Next event in
189 days
R
Richmond II
10 Sep
-
12 Sep
Next event in
195 days
R
Bristol II
17 Sep
-
19 Sep
Next event in
202 days
R
Las Vegas II
25 Sep
-
27 Sep
Next event in
210 days
R
Talladega II
02 Oct
-
04 Oct
Next event in
217 days
R
Charlotte II
09 Oct
-
11 Oct
Next event in
224 days
R
Kansas II
16 Oct
-
18 Oct
Next event in
231 days
R
Texas II
23 Oct
-
25 Oct
Next event in
238 days
R
Martinsville II
30 Oct
-
01 Nov
Next event in
245 days
R
Phoenix II
06 Nov
-
08 Nov
Next event in
252 days

Denny Hamlin’s Short Track Showdown returns to Langley Speedway

shares
comments
Denny Hamlin’s Short Track Showdown returns to Langley Speedway
By:
Mar 10, 2018, 12:18 AM

Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin are among the early entries for this charity race to be held at Langley Speedway on April 19 following a two-year hiatus.

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Office
Tony Stewart, Stewart-Haas Racing
Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's Caramel
Timothy Peters, Randco/Young's Building Systems Chevrolet Silverado
Race action

The popular pro-am Late Model Stock race will be a 200-lap event with all proceeds to benefit the Denny Hamlin Foundation which supports Cystic Fibrosis research and therapy.

This will be the first time in the eight-race history of the event that Langley Speedway will serve as host.

Southside Speedway hosted the first three events between 2008-2010 before the event was moved to Richmond International Raceway from 2011-2013. South Boston Speedway featured the charity event in 2014 and 2015.

“This is truly one of my favorite events to host because of what it means for the local racers,” said Hamlin. “It’s great they get to race against NASCAR veterans like Kyle, Timothy (Peters) and myself. Plus, I love the attention it gives to these historic Virginia tracks where many drivers, myself included, got our start racing stock cars.

“Langley has always been special to me, so I’m excited to bring this event there, and look forward to raising money for the Foundation as well.”

Previous winners include Hamlin, Busch, Timothy Peters, Tony Stewart, and local late model stars C.E. Falk and Matt Bowling. Peters won the most recent race held at South Boston in 2015.

The Short Track Showdown pits NASCAR stars against local late model racers competing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in the event that will be a sanctioned NWAAS event.

It’s fitting that the event moves to the track where Hamlin, a winner of 31 NASCAR Cup Series wins and a total of 50 career victories in the three NASCAR national series, began his racing career in 1997 in the mini-stock division.

The Chesterfield, Va. native, won his first race and claimed rookie-of-the-year honors during the 1997 season and also captured the division crown as well.

The scheduling of the charity race has been something Langley Speedway owner Bill Mullis tried to get to his historic track for several years according to track General Manager Chuck Hall.

“We had plans in place to host the event in 2016 but unfortunately the speedway didn’t operate that season and by the time we knew we were going to open in 2017, there wasn’t enough time to put the race together,” said Hall.

“We’ve always wanted Denny to bring this special event back to his home track and we’re honored we’ll be able to give our fans a special event and help the Denny Hamlin Foundation raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.”  

Langley is a 4/10-mile asphalt oval that hosts NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stocks, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. In addition, the facility has also previously served as the host track for the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine.

In addition to the 200-lap Late Model Stock race, the local Super Street Division with also compete on April 19. Advance tickets go on sale Sunday. Fans can go to https://langley-speedway.ticketleap.com/ to purchase tickets online or at the speedway office.

Previous Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown Winners:

  • 2015 – Timothy Peters
  • 2014 – Matt Bowling
  • 2013 – Kyle Busch
  • 2012 – Tony Stewart
  • 2011 – Denny Hamlin
  • 2010 – C.E. Falk
  • 2009 – Kyle Busch
  • 2008 – Kyle Busch
Next article
Martin Truex Jr. edges Kyle Larson for Phoenix pole

Previous article

Martin Truex Jr. edges Kyle Larson for Phoenix pole

Next article

Ryan Blaney: Next two races will define Toyota, Chevrolet strength

Ryan Blaney: Next two races will define Toyota, Chevrolet strength
Load comments

About this article

Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Denny Hamlin , Tony Stewart , Kyle Busch , Timothy Peters
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing
Author Tim Southers