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Team: Joe Gibbs Racing-11
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/18/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 170

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Denny Hamlin won his first two attempts at Pocono Raceway as a rookie and he backed that up with two more wins in back-to-back races in 2009/2010. Since then, he has finished in the top 10 five more times and outside that mark four times.
Nearly all of Hamlin’s bad runs have come as the result of crash damage. He has been error-free in the past three Axalta 400s, however, and has a perfect record of top-10s in the June event. Jun 3 - 8:25 AM

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Denny Hamlin completed a perfect weekend by winning final practice with a speed of 156.087 mph. Previously he won the pole and also posted the fastest lap in Saturday morning’s session.

With a perfect sweep of the weekend, it is impossible not to consider Hamlin a favorite for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks. He should run in the top 10 most of the afternoon and challenge for the win.
May 30 - 1:59 PM

Denny Hamlin proved that winning the pole for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks was no fluke. On Saturday morning he once again had the fastest car and posted a speed of 156.331 mph to narrowly edge teammate Carl Edwards.

If Hamlin keeps his speed up for one more practice session fantasy owners will be tempted to start him, but his Dover International Speedway record has been uneven recently with a top-five, another top-15, a 20th, and a 34th in his last four starts. His worst finish came after he led the field to green and then suffered an accident.
May 30 - 11:03 AM

Denny Hamlin posted a lap of 160.121 mph in the final minute of the third round of qualification to grab the pole for the FedEx 400 ad Dover International Speedway.

Hamlin won back-to-back poles once before in his career on this track. He finished eighth in fall 2012, but crashed the following spring to finish 34th. The No. 11 has been uneven so far in 2015 and continues to represent significant risk to fantasy owners in spite of his pole.
May 29 - 4:41 PM

Denny Hamlin suffered migraine-like symptoms late in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte and held on to finish eighth in NASCAR’s longest race of the year.

Hamlin was complaining about a headache even while he was leading in the closing laps. He was one of the drivers who chose to not gamble on fuel and had a top-five capable car.
May 25 - 9:30 AM

Denny Hamlin posted the second quickest average time in final practice for the Coke 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 184.239 mph during his first 10 laps on the track.

Hamlin posted only the 14th fastest time during this practice, however, and he was 13th-fast in the morning session, which indicates he might need a few laps to get up to speed. That could be an issue if there is a late-race restart.
May 23 - 7:25 PM

Denny Hamlin won the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.

The No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry driver started on the pole for the 110 lap five-segment non-points event. No. 5 Kasey Kahne won the 25-lap Segment 1, No. 2 Brad Keselowski won both 25-lap Segments 2 and 3 and No. 41 Kurt Busch won the 25-lap Segment 4. Hamlin started up front for the final 10-lap Segment 5 and held off No. 4 Kevin Harvick to win his first All-Star event. The victory was also the first All-Star win for both Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing.
May 16 - 11:57 PM

Denny Hamlin won the pole for the Sprint All-Star Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a time of 111.227 seconds (145.648 mph).

The non-points event had a special qualifying procedure which consisted of three laps that included one four-tire pit stop. Pit road speed was not limited which caused Hamlin to slide his No. 11 Toyota Camry thru his pit. He had to back up a foot or so before the crew could service his car. This didn't stop him from posting the quickest time to lead the 20-car field in tonight's event which pays $1 million to the winner.
May 16 - 8:45 PM

The field was racing single file coming to the white flag at Talladega SuperSpeedway and someone had to make a move. Denny Hamlin was the first driver to pull out of line, but he did not get the help he needed and finished ninth in the Geico 500.

He was not too distraught over the result, however, since it was his first top-10 since winning Martinsville five races ago. He will be a favorite this July for the Coke Zero 400 since this was his fifth top-10 in the last six restrictor-plate, superspeedway races dating back to last year’s Daytona 500.
May 3 - 7:22 PM

Sprint Cup Series regular Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Toyota Camry) won the ToyotaCare 250, his 12th victory in 147 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.

This is the No. 20 Hisense Toyota driver's first NXS victory and third top-10 finish in 2015. It is his third victory and 10th top-10 finish in 14 NXS races at Richmond International Raceway. This victory was the 100th win for Toyota in the NXS. Hamlin started on the pole and led 248 laps of the 250 lap event.
Apr 24 - 10:46 PM

Denny Hamlin will line up on the outside of the front row next to Joey Logano for the Toyota Owners 400. It is his first front row start at Richmond since he won the pole for the 2008 Crown Royal 400.

Hamlin has two front row starts to his credit and they are both poles. His best result after starting that well was 15th in his rookie season of 2006, but on the heels of a strong Martinsville run three weeks ago he has the confidence to win a second straight Virginia race.
Apr 24 - 6:48 PM

Sprint Cup regular Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Toyota Camry) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the ToyotaCare 250 with a lap of 21.762 seconds, 124.069 mph.

This is the No. 20 Hisense Toyota driver's 17th pole in 147 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. This is his first pole and third top-10 NXS start in 2015 and his third pole in 14 NXS races at Richmond (VA) International Raceway.
Apr 24 - 5:13 PM

Sprint Cup regular Denny Hamlin led the only practice session for the XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.

His lap of 124.850 mph in the No. 20 Hisense Toyota Camry was the quickest of the 42 cars running in this session. No. 22 Joey Logano, No. 33 Austin Dillon, No. 98 Aric Almirola and No. 54 Erik Jones are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 03 Johanna Long was the slowest. Hamlin also had a 10-lap average speed of 121.934 mph. This was the best of the 27 cars running at least 10 consecutive laps.
Apr 24 - 3:08 PM

After a lengthy rain delay, Erik Jones will replace Denny Hamlin behind the wheel of the No. 11.

Points are awarded in fantasy games to the drivers who start, but this is still important for its implications. Hamlin had a neck spasm that would keep him from running to his potential and Jones may give him a better finish than he would have earned.
Apr 19 - 6:41 PM

Sprint Cup Series regular Denny Hamlin leads the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Drive To Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The lap of 122.100 mph in the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota was best of the 39 cars out on the track for this session. No. 2 Brian Scott, No. 22 Joey Logano, No. 20 Erik Jones and No. 33 Austin Dillon are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Mike Harmon in the No. 74 Dodge was the slowest.
Apr 17 - 2:59 PM