It didn’t work out in the end for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title contender Denny Hamlin in last month’s season finale at Homestead.
Unfortunately for him, the bad luck has continued in Las Vegas.
Hamlin was one of the 16 Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers that took part in today’s NASCAR “Victory Lap” parade down the Strip.
In addition to rolling down the famous boulevard in their race cars, the Chasers went on donut-making duty by doing burnouts at two “stations” near the Palazzo and the Aria.
But Hamlin ended up only making one set of burnouts. As the drivers made their way to the second burnout station, the NASCAR.com stream of the parade passed along word that he had lost the engine on his No. 11 Toyota Camry.
Hamlin later tweeted a photo of his car being hooked up to go onto the back of a truck.
One figures that fixing the motor now goes on the ‘to-do’ list back at Joe Gibbs Racing headquarters in North Carolina.
Several fans in attendance – including some riding along as passengers with the drivers themselves – also got their own shots of Hamlin’s stricken Toyota: