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NASCAR: Denny Hamlin Giving Up on 2011 Season, Shifting Focus to 2012?

Denny Hamlin entered the 2011 season as one of the favorites to win the Sprint Cup title on the heels of a runner-up 2010 campaign in which he won a series-high eight races.But instead of being a top contender for the title this year, Hamlin and the No. 11 team limped into the Chase with just one victory on the year. Now, just two races into the Chase, Hamlin finds himself 66 points behind the leader and is all but eliminated from championship contention.With such a deficit, is Hamlin giving up on 2011? Here are his own words at a NASCAR teleconference on Tuesday afternoon: "In the position I'm in at this point, we're going out there and we're trying to win, and that's what we need to do to get back on track for 2012 is to win a few races b...

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