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Denny Hamlin


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Born: 18 November 1980
Hometown: Chesterfield, Virginia, USA

A NASCAR driver. Qualified for the Chase for the Nextel Cup his rookie season in 2006.

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Denny Hamlin page on 26 March 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

James Dennis Alan "Denny" Hamlin is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 11 Toyota Camry and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving a Toyota Supra, both for Joe Gibbs Racing. He has won over 30 NASCAR Cup Series races, including the Daytona 500 in 2016, 2019, and 2020. In 2020, he became the fourth person to win the race in back to back seasons, joining Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, and Sterling Marlin.

Hamlin was born in Tampa, Florida, but lived in Chesterfield, Virginia, for most of his childhood. He began racing go-karts at the age of seven. Afterward, he worked his way up to Late Models by 2004 and signed a development contract with Joe Gibbs Racing. After running briefly in the Craftsman Truck Series, Hamlin drove a full season in the Busch Series in 2005, while running a few Nextel Cup races. After having strong race finishes, Hamlin was given a full-time ride with JGR.

His strongest season was in 2010, where he was leading the Championship by 15 points heading into the final race at Homestead. Despite having an incredible season, winning the most races of any driver in that year (8), he would lose the Championship by 39 points to Jimmie Johnson. With the exception of the 2013 season, in which a collision with Joey Logano damaged his lower back and kept him out for a large part of the early season, Hamlin has competed in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs in every season he has competed full-time (12 seasons as of 2018), including his rookie season in 2006 when he finished third in the Chase for the NASCAR Nextel Cup standings, capping off one of the most impressive rookie campaigns in modern NASCAR history.

Since his appearance in the Cup Series, Hamlin has been one of the most consistent drivers in the sport, winning at least one race from the 2006 to 2017 Cup seasons and again from 2019 to 2020. The 2019 season also saw him reach the playoffs' Championship Round with a six-win season, the most since 2010. These title near-misses have firmly established Hamlin as one of the best drivers in history to have never won a NASCAR Cup Championship.


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2009 Coca-Cola 600 - Denny Hamlin Photographer/Source:  Tequila Mike
Event:  2009 Coca-Cola 600
License:  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic
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Denny Hamlin at the 2012 Daytona 500 Photographer:  United States Army MWR
Event:  2012 Daytona 500
License:  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0
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2012 Kobalt Tools 400 - Denny Hamlin Photographer:  Brian Neudorff
Event:  2012 Kobalt Tools 400
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2012 Kobalt Tools 400 - Denny Hamlin Photographer:  Brian Neudorff
Event:  2012 Kobalt Tools 400
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2012 Kobalt Tools 400 - Denny Hamlin Photographer:  Brian Neudorff
Event:  2012 Kobalt Tools 400
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2012 Kobalt Tools 400 - Denny Hamlin Photographer:  Brian Neudorff
Event:  2012 Kobalt Tools 400
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
17 January 2006NASCAR Media ConferenceClint Bowyer
Denny Hamlin
Brent Sherman
J.J. Yeley
14 March 2006NASCAR Media ConferenceClint Bowyer
Denny Hamlin
27 July 2006Denny Hamlin beat at Pocono RacewayAlfred Johnson
12 September 2006NASCAR Media ConferenceDenny Hamlin
12 November 2006NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Checker Auto Parts 500Denny Hamlin
Jimmie Johnson
16 November 2006NASCAR Media ConferenceDale Earnhardt, Jr.
Curtis Gray
Denny Hamlin
Kevin Harvick
Jimmie Johnson
Matt Kenseth
Robin Pemberton
19 November 2006NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Ford 400Denny Hamlin
Martin Truex, Jr.
21 April 2007NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Subway Fresh Fit 500Denny Hamlin
1 May 2007NASCAR Media ConferenceDenny Hamlin
1 July 2007NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Lenox Industrial Tools 300Mike Ford
J.D. Gibbs
Denny Hamlin
5 August 2007NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Pennsylvania 500Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Denny Hamlin
12 August 2007NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Centurion Boats at the GlenDenny Hamlin
5 September 2007Joe Gibbs Racing Media ConferenceSteve Addington
Jim Aust
Mark Cronquist
Mike Ford
J.D. Gibbs
Denny Hamlin
Jimmy Makar
Tony Stewart
10 September 2007NASCAR Media ConferenceDenny Hamlin
9 October 2007NASCAR Media ConferenceDenny Hamlin
18 November 2007NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Ford 400Kurt Busch
Denny Hamlin
Juan Pablo Montoya
28 January 2008NASCAR Media ConferenceDenny Hamlin
14 February 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Gatorade Duel 2Denny Hamlin
Mike Ford
30 March 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Goody's Cool Orange 500Mike Ford
J.D. Gibbs
Denny Hamlin
12 April 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Subway Fresh Fit 500Clint Bowyer
Denny Hamlin
27 April 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Aaron's 499Denny Hamlin
Juan Pablo Montoya
29 April 2008NASCAR Media ConferenceDenny Hamlin
8 June 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Pocono 500Denny Hamlin
Brian Vickers
27 July 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Allstate 400 at The BrickyardCarl Edwards
Denny Hamlin
23 August 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Sharpie 500Kyle Busch
Denny Hamlin
31 August 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Pepsi 500Greg Biffle
Denny Hamlin
7 September 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Chevy Rock & Roll 400Jeff Gordon
Denny Hamlin
Tony Stewart
26 October 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Pep Boys Auto 500Denny Hamlin
Jimmie Johnson
5 November 2008NASCAR Media ConferenceDenny Hamlin
17 January 2009NASCAR Preseason Fan FestivalAlex Garcia
Denny Hamlin
10 January 2009NASCAR Sprint Sound & Speed FestivalDenny Hamlin
Randy Houser
Reed Sorenson
David Stremme
Michael Waltrip
22 March 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Food City 500Denny Hamlin
Jimmie Johnson
29 March 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500Denny Hamlin
14 June 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: LifeLock 400Denny Hamlin
4 July 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-ColaDenny Hamlin
Jimmie Johnson
28 July 2009NASCAR Media ConferenceDenny Hamlin
Jimmie Johnson
3 August 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500Mike Ford
J.D. Gibbs
Denny Hamlin
12 September 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Chevy Rock & Roll 400Denny Hamlin
Jimmie Johnson
12 September 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Chevy Rock & Roll 400Denny Hamlin
Kasey Kahne
20 September 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Sylvania 300Denny Hamlin
25 October 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: TUMS Fast Relief 500Mike Ford
J.D. Gibbs
Denny Hamlin
8 November 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Dickies 500Denny Hamlin
15 November 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 presented by PennzoilDenny Hamlin
22 November 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Ford 400Mike Ford
J.D. Gibbs
Denny Hamlin
9 January 2010NASCAR Sprint Sound & Speed presented by SunTrustKyle Busch
Danny Gokey
Denny Hamlin
Tony Stewart
29 March 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500Mike Ford
J.D. Gibbs
Denny Hamlin
19 April 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Samsung Mobile 500Mike Ford
Joe Gibbs
Denny Hamlin
8 May 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Showtime Southern 500Mike Ford
J.D. Gibbs
Denny Hamlin
6 June 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Gillete Fusion ProGlide 500Mike Ford
Joe Gibbs
Denny Hamlin
13 June 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400Mike Ford
J.D. Gibbs
Denny Hamlin
15 August 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Carfax 400Carl Edwards
Denny Hamlin
11 September 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Air Guard 400Mike Ford
J.D. Gibbs
Denny Hamlin
19 September 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Sylvania 300Denny Hamlin
Jamie McMurray
26 September 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: AAA 400Denny Hamlin
19 October 2010NASCAR Media ConferenceDenny Hamlin
24 October 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: TUMS Fast Relief 500Mike Ford
J.D. Gibbs
Denny Hamlin
7 November 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: AAA Texas 500Mike Ford
J.D. Gibbs
Denny Hamlin
14 November 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Kobalt Tools 500Denny Hamlin
18 November 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Championship Contenders ConferenceDenny Hamlin
Kevin Harvick
Jimmie Johnson
21 November 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Ford 400Denny Hamlin
Kevin Harvick
20 January 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Daytona TestingKurt Busch
Denny Hamlin
30 April 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Crown Royal presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400Denny Hamlin
Kasey Kahne
5 June 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: STP 400Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Denny Hamlin
19 June 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400Mike Ford
J.D. Gibbs
Denny Hamlin
17 July 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Lenox Industrial Tools 301Denny Hamlin
10 September 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Wonderful Pistachios 400Jeff Gordon
Denny Hamlin
27 September 2011NASCAR Media ConferenceDenny Hamlin
18 November 2011NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Ford 200Denny Hamlin
4 March 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Subway Fresh Fit 500Joe Gibbs
Darian Grubb
Denny Hamlin
22 April 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: STP 400J.D. Gibbs
Darian Grubb
Denny Hamlin
12 May 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Bojangles' Southern 500Denny Hamlin
27 May 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coca-Cola 600Kyle Busch
Denny Hamlin
27 June 2012NASCAR Media ConferenceDenny Hamlin
30 June 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Quaker State 400Denny Hamlin
Kasey Kahne
15 July 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Lenox Industrial Tools 301Denny Hamlin
28 July 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400Denny Hamlin
25 August 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Irwin Tools Night RaceJ.D. Gibbs
Darian Grubb
Denny Hamlin
2 September 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: AdvoCare 500J.D. Gibbs
Darian Grubb
Denny Hamlin
8 September 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Federated Auto Parts 400Greg Biffle
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Denny Hamlin
Kevin Harvick
Matt Kenseth
Martin Truex, Jr.
23 September 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Sylvania 300Joe Gibbs
Darian Grubb
Denny Hamlin
25 September 2012NASCAR Media ConferenceDenny Hamlin
13 October 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Bank of America 500Denny Hamlin
Jimmie Johnson
28 October 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Tums Fast Relief 500Clint Bowyer
Denny Hamlin
Kasey Kahne
Brad Keselowski
11 November 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Advocare 500Kyle Busch
Denny Hamlin
3 March 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Subway Fresh Fit 500Denny Hamlin
11 May 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Bojangles' Southern 500Jeff Gordon
Denny Hamlin
17 November 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Ford EcoBoost 400J.D. Gibbs
Darian Grubb
Denny Hamlin
21 February 2016Denny Hamlin triunfa en las 500 Millas de Daytona 2016 en un final cerrado Wikinoticias
21 February 2016Hamlin Gives Toyota First-Ever Daytona 500 WinParke Brewer, VOA News


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