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NASCAR: Hamlin’s Martinsville Replacement Announced; Can He Still Make Chase?

So the Denny Hamlin storyline continues.According to an article on, Mark Martin will be replacing Hamlin just for the Martinsville race.There was some apparent confusion after Joe Gibbs Racing released a statement saying that Martin is "to drive the No. 11 FedEx Toyota until Hamlin returns." Michael Waltrip, the owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, attempted to clear up the confusion: We said that we wanted to help, and by helping we would offer up Mark for Martinsville because Brian was racing there [in the 55] ... I guess we just never had the whole deal done when the [JGR] press release went out. All we were doing was offering help. We agreed that Mark was driving at Martinsville, and we were working through what it looked like ...

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