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Denny Hamlin

Team: Joe Gibbs Racing-11
Age / DOB:  (37) / 11/18/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 170

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Denny Hamlin finished sixth in the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway after starting the race deep in the pack in 25th.
Hamlin was one of 13 drivers who did not get a chance to qualify on Friday because they failed to clear inspection. With this win, he has now alternated top-10 finishes with results outside that mark in the past seven races on this track type. Mar 18 - 7:12 PM

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Denny Hamlin has earned only one top-10 finish in his last six attempts at Auto Club Speedway.

With an average finish of 18.3, this counts as Hamlin’s fifth-wort track and that suggests he is best left in the garage for all types of Fantasy NASCAR games.
Mar 16 - 12:09 PM

Denny Hamlin finished fourth in the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway after starting sixth.

Hamlin has long been considered a short, flat track master and as one of the one-mile tracks, Phoenix has long been a favorite. This is only his second top-five on this track in the past seven races, however, which has diminished his appeal somewhat.
Mar 11 - 7:08 PM

On the pit stop with four laps remaining in stage two of the TicketGuardian 500k at ISM Raceway, Denny Hamlin slid through his pits and lost a ton of ground.

Mar 11 - 5:12 PM

Denny Hamlin’s Short Track Showdown returns after a two-year hiatus to Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va. on Thursday, April 19.

Joining Hamlin for the 200-lap pro-am late model charity race is Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch as well as NASCAR veteran Timothy Peters. All proceeds benefit the Denny Hamlin Foundation, which supports Cystic Fibrosis research and therapy. The Showdown pits NASCAR stars against local late model racers competing in the NASCAR WHELEN All-American Series. Previous winners include Hamlin, Busch, Peters, Tony Stewart, and local late model stars C.E. Falk and Matt Bowling. Peters was the last to visit victory lane in this event at South Boston in 2015.
Mar 10 - 1:02 PM

Denny Hamlin was flagged for being too fast on pit road midway through the second segment of the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

That will drop Hamlin from the lead lap at the end of stage two. Since the NASCAR Fantasy Live game has to be locked before he will be able to get his lap back, it is best to leave him in or move him to the garage.
Mar 4 - 5:05 PM

Denny Hamlin popped a tire midway through Saturday morning’s practice session for the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He did not sustain any damage in the incident.

None of the Joe Gibbs drivers were showing much speed at the time; Hamlin was only about 27th at time. Speculation is that a brake duct broke first and cut the tire.
Mar 3 - 12:45 PM

Denny Hamlin’s fourth-place finish last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway was the seventh consecutive time that he finished in the top five on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track.

Hamlin has not won on this track type since the 2015 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, but no one cares as long as he keeps rattling off solid performances like that. Until he stumbles, he represents one of the best values in the game and should anchor most fantasy rosters in most games.
Feb 28 - 10:10 AM

Denny Hamlin ran with the leaders all afternoon and swept under the checkers fourth in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Hamlin was handicapped fifth in this week’s Cheat Sheets and surpassed that by one position. He and the entire Joe Gibbs Racing organization are expected to excel on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. Hamlin led the charge, but Kyle Busch led laps during the afternoon and sophomores Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez ran well.
Feb 25 - 7:35 PM

Denny Hamlin posted the quickest 10-lap average in final practice for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a 176.557 mph during his first 10 trip around the track.

Long run speed is a much greater indicator of who will run well on Sunday because times drop off precipitously on old tires. Hamlin struggled just a little in Friday’s qualification and had to take two runs in round one. By the time he got around the final round, he was out of rubber and will start 12th, but he should be considered a threat to finish in the mid-single digits.
Feb 24 - 1:51 PM

Denny Hamlin is still angry at Sunday’s comments made by Darrell Wallace Jr. suggesting he needed medication to help with attention deficit disorder.

Wallace made the comments during the post-race interview after the Daytona 500. In the run to the checkers, Wallace aggressively side drafted Hamlin, which the driver of the No. 11 says cut his tire. Hamlin’s car drove Wallace up to the wall, but the rookie managed to finish second by an inch or two. Hamlin’s budding rivalry with first-year Wallace comes on the heels of his run-in with then second-year Chase Elliott last fall.
Feb 21 - 10:12 AM

In a photo finish with Darrell Wallace Jr., Denny Hamlin finished third in the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Hamlin led the field to green in the three-lap shootout to the checkers. He lost the lead to Aric Almirola who had a strong push from eventual winner Austin Dillon. Thaty stalled his momentum and allowed Wallace to side draft into the second. Hamlin tried to push Wallace up the track, but lost the spot by less than a spoiler.
Feb 18 - 6:47 PM

With a speed of 195.092 mph, Denny Hamlin posted the second-fastest time in qualification for the Daytona 500 and has locked into the outside pole position alongside Alex Bowman.

Starting on the front row often causes drivers to race a little more conservatively in the Gatorade Duels, so Hamlin is not going to be a very good value on Thursday in specialty games.
Feb 13 - 1:46 PM

Denny Hamlin finished behind his Joe Gibbs teammate Kyle Busch to capture second in the first practice for next Sunday's Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway (DIS).

In the shorten first Daytona 500 practice Hamlin completed 10 laps, his best lap was 0.027 slower than practice leader Kyle Busch. The 2016 Daytona 500 will need the help of his teammates to try to repeat his results as the drivers find their packs during the next week.
Feb 10 - 4:02 PM

After starting on the pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway Denny Hamlin fell back to a ninth place finish. Martin Truex Jr. started beside Hamlin and would take the lead on the first lap as the #11 driver slowly fell out of contention. This was Hamlin's fifth top-10 in a row at Homestead stretching back to his 2013 win.

Hamlin's car improved as the night came and the track cooled during qualifying, leading many to think Hamlin could put himself in the position to battle for the win late. Last week, Hamlin was close to grabbing the final transfer spot into the round of four before his multiple race rivalry with fellow round of eight contender Chase Elliott ruined his chances when the young driver crashed Hamlin at Phoenix. With all the drama around the final four races, Hamlin will enter the early races of 2018 with a vengeance to prove that he can rise about the drama, that he races clean, and most importantly that he can continue to win.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 10:53:00 PM