Raybestos® Brakes Help Denny Hamlin Earn First Talladega Victory
May 5, 2014
Hamlin Earns His 24th Win In His 300th Start
Denny Hamlin overtook Kevin Harvick coming to the white flag to win the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. In his No. 11 FedEx Toyota… and under the stopping power of Raybestos brakes… Hamlin earned his first points-paying win at a restrictor-plate track. This virtually ensures him a berth into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
“We started the season strong at Daytona, and we knew it was just a matter of time before we struck it big,” said Darian Grubb, crew chief for Denny Hamlin. “Things got a little tense in the middle of the race, but Denny was able to avoid the wreck. Smart driving and strategic braking really paid off today.”
The Raybestos Racing brake package, used by NASCAR® teams like Joe Gibbs Racing, combines ample stopping power with a considerable weight savings advantage on tracks like Talladega’s 2.66-mile Superspeedway.
Raybestos racing brake pads are the ultimate high-friction, high-torque racing pads. The famous Raybestos “ST” series racing compounds provide superior stopping power for championship-caliber race teams.
Raybestos Racing calipers make up the strongest and lightest caliper package currently available in all of NASCAR. They have an optimized structure caliper architecture design and a mono-block aluminum alloy construction. They also include integral crossover cooling and progressively sized titanium pistons.
Raybestos Racing two-piece rotors are engineered to withstand the high-heat torture of short tracks and road courses; delivering the effective lightweight operation required for qualifying and superspeedway runs. Winning features include an S-groove slot design, a racing-specific vane configuration and optimized metallurgy.
The lessons learned on tracks like Talladega are continually translated into product improvements across the entire Raybestos product line, which includes racing, street performance, police patrol/pursuit vehicles and heavy-duty trucks.
For more information on the Raybestos Sprint Cup braking system, or for questions on any Raybestos brand brakes, visit www.RaybestosBrakes.com or call 800-323-0354.
Brake Parts Inc (BPI) is one of the leading global manufacturers of braking systems in the transportation industry. The BPI brake product line includes everything from brake pads and rotors, to drums, shoes, calipers and hydraulic parts for the light and medium duty market. Raybestos® brakes are used by top racing teams in NASCAR® competition such as Joe Gibbs Racing, Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports. For more information about Raybestos brakes, visit Raybestos.com.
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