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Denny Hamlin’s Mission 11: Can He Repeat Last Year’s Magic at Homestead for Cup?

Nearly a year ago at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Denny Hamlin and his No. 11 FedEx Toyota team made a vow that they'd be the team to beat for the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, even if that meant dethroning four-time titlist Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet.

And why not? Hamlin's confidence in his Joe Gibbs Racing group, led by crew chief Mike Ford, had all the reasons in the world to believe that they could outperform and outmaneuver the likes of Johnson and fellow headwrench Chad Knaus.

While Johnson and his familiar blue and white No. 48 Chevy Impala have dominated the series for the past four seasons, Hamlin's black Toyota Camry has lurked in the picture in a way that it's not off the frame, but just...

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