Denny Hamlin raced away from the struggles of the 2011 season by winning the new year's second race, the Subway Fresh Fit 500, Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. It was the first win with Darian Grubb as his crew chief.
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Mike Hembree is NASCAR Editor for SPEED.com and has been covering motorsports for 30 years. He is a six-time winner of the National Motorsports Press Association Writer of the Year Award.