Hamlin disputes notion of "new" Kyle Busch

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - Denny Hamlin isn't buying into the notion that teammate Kyle Busch has turned over a new leaf.

Busch touted the idea of a "new" Kyle Busch following last weekend's win at Richmond. Busch said he's matured inside the race car, and that helped him snap his 21-race winless streak.

But Hamlin says he's not buying it.

He says his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate is only a changed man following victories. The rest of the time, Hamlin says Busch is as temperamental as ever.

Busch has been criticized for unraveling in the race car and a lack of professionalism following races he doesn't win.

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