The Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown began in 2008 at Southside Speedway, a local short track near Hamlin's hometown of Chesterfield, Virginia. The event moved to Richmond in 2011 and then moved to South Boston, VA in 2014.
Proceeds from the eighth-annual Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, presented by FedEx, will go to support the Denny Hamlin Foundation, which has donated $150,000 in grants while helping to fund the Denny Hamlin Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU and also supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited Therapeutics Development Center at VCU.
2014 Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown was won by Matt Bowling, who beat NASCAR Cup Drivers Kyle Busch (4th), Matt Kenseth (5th), and Denny Hamlin (8th). Matt Waltz who finished second, led the first 195 laps. Bowling took and kept the lead on lap 196. The 200 lap event was marked by ten cautions for a total of 67 laps.
Today’s race is expected to air as a one-hour special in May amid the network’s coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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For more information regarding the event, visit the southbostonspeedway.com and dennyhamlinfoundation.org.