Denny Hamlin set to bring back a popular showdown event Sean Gardner/Getty Images
LOUDON, NH - JULY 16: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, celebrates after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16, 2017 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

From 2008-2015, the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown raised between $30,000 and $100,000 annually for the Denny Hamlin Foundation to assist children’s charities.

The event has been on hiatus for two years, but it is returning in 2018 on April 19 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia.

The Showdown, which features late model cars, was held at various short tracks in the past, including Richmond International Speedway, South Boston Speedway, and Southside Speedway. It was scheduled for Langley in 2016, but the track was shut down that season.

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Langley Speedway owner Bill Mullis told the Daily Press that it will be a “great experience” for everyone involved.

“We?re very excited to work with the Hamlin Foundation and host their event in Hampton, Va.? Mullis said. ?We felt we let them down when we didn?t hold it in 2016 and ?17, and it?s a real honor to host this tremendously popular event.”

Kyle Busch has won the event three times, while Hamlin and Tony Stewart have each won the race once.

The race is for a great cause, and hopefully the event is back for good.

(h/t Auto Racing Daily)

Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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