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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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Hamlin stayed out late in the third round of qualifying to steal the pole of the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway from Martin Truex Jr. - who was the fastest in the first two rounds of qualifying. Truex held the top spot until Hamlin made his final lap right before the close of round three.
As the sun set and the track cooled down Hamlin found the speed he needed, if he can match this run in the race on Sunday look for him to make a late race move for the win. Last week Hamlin started on the front row at Phoenix International Raceway and was a major player until his crash, his one position advantage could lead to a dominant day for the Joe Gibbs driver. Nov 17 - 7:15 PM

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Denny Hamlin posted the second fastest lap in the final round of practice for the Can Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway and will lineup alongside Ryan Blaney.

Hamlin has more experience at Phoenix than Blaney and will probably lead more laps in the first segment. Hamlin and Blaney are very close in points and this will be a battle at the front, which should bode well for both of their handicap.
Nov 10 - 7:48 PM

Denny Hamlin finished third in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway after starting on the outside of the front row.

Hamlin had a solid run one week after being embroiled in controversy. He put Martinsville Speedway behind him, but it might not matter unless he can win next week at Phoenix International Raceway since likely only one spot remains open for a playoff contender. The good news is that Hamlin is often at this best on short, flat tracks like the one-mile oval in Arizona.
Nov 5 - 6:15 PM

Denny Hamlin posted the fastest single lap in Happy Hour for the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 191.469 mph.

Hamlin lines up on the front row beside Kurt Busch—who had the fastest speed in an earlier session at Texas. This is a track on which it pays dividends to roll off the hauler fast and that means Hamlin should be favored to finish in the top 10.
Nov 4 - 6:04 PM

Denny Hamlin posted a lap of 200.617 mph and will line up to the outside of Kurt Busch for the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Hamlin has been strong at Texas in the past and needs to get off to a good start in order to immediately put last week’s accident with Chase Elliott behind him.
Nov 3 - 7:37 PM

Denny Hamlin finished seventh in the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway after being involved in two incidents in the closing laps.

Hamlin wrecked Chase Elliott to take the lead, but on the next restart he got knocked out of the lead by teammate Kyle Busch. Notably, he was booed in front of his home state crowd for the avoidable contact with Elliott. Hamlin got wrecked on the run to the checkers by Ryan Blaney, but he survived for a top-10 finish.
Oct 29 - 8:15 PM

Denny Hamlin posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 95.415 mph.

Based on his Martinsville record, Hamlin was one of the pre-weekend favorites. He has done nothing to change our opinion and he should be on a lot of fantasy rosters.
Oct 28 - 12:28 PM

Denny Hamlin finished fifth in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Hamlin had a solid run green to checkers. He finished third in stage one and won stage two to add a bonus point to his ongoing total. As the points reset, he is only three points outside to fourth as the focus shifts to a round that had two short flat tracks in the next three races.
Oct 22 - 8:27 PM

Denny Hamlin finished sixth at Talladega SuperSpeedway in the Alabama 500, but in many ways, he was one of the race’s biggest winners.

Hamlin was one of only two playoff contenders who finished the race without damage and that allowed him to make up ground on the other contenders. Brad Keselowski won while Kyle Larson was the next highest playoff driver in 13th.
Oct 15 - 7:47 PM

Denny Hamlin finished fourth in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway after leading the field to green from the pole.

In this week’s Weekend Update, we predicted Denny Hamlin would challenge for a top-five and spend enough time in the lead to make him a good value. His 45 laps led easily offset the four place-differential points that he lost.
Oct 8 - 5:04 PM

Denny Hamlin posted a lap of 191.598 mph to edge out teammate Matt Kenseth for the Bank of America pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night, October 6.

Hamlin enters the weekend with three consecutive top-fives on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. He has a tendency to step up to the plate in high profile races like the ones at Charlotte and will be a great value in games that do not rely heavily on place differential points. A top-10 is likely, but winning could be a challenge.
Oct 6 - 10:01 PM

Denny Hamlin finished fourth at Chicagoland Speedway, led one lap, and started second.

That made Hamlin a solid value in most fantasy games, although his salary cap has grown progressively more expensive in the past few months. So long as he continues to record top-five finishes, he should be considered a place and hold driver.
Sep 17 - 6:51 PM

Denny Hamlin finished fifth in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway despite getting involved in an incident with Martin Truex Jr. at the end of the race.

While battling for second, Hamlin pushed up into Truex and sent the No. 78 into the wall. Both drivers were favored to finish in the top five and they would have without the late-race accident.
Sep 10 - 1:57 AM

Denny Hamlin posted a lap of 122.277 mph and will line up alongside teammate Matt Kenseth when the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway gets underway.

Hamlin is widely considered one of the best short, flat track racers around. On the heels of his Darlington Raceway win last week, he should be favored to finish among the top five this week.
Sep 8 - 6:51 PM

Denny Hamlin chased Martin Truex Jr. down in the final segment of the Southern 500 to win his second edition of this Crown Jewel at Darlington Raceway.

Hamlin was on an alternate strategy from most of the other racers. He stayed out longer before his final stop and then missed pit road, which cost him about 10 seconds. Hamlin caught Truex with two laps remaining; Truex blew a tire, but the No. 11 would like have earned the victory regardless.
Sep 3 - 10:22 PM