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Denny Hamlin

Team: Joe Gibbs Racing-11
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/18/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 170

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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

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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

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Denny Hamlin, driving the No. 18 Sports Clips Toyota, won the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200, his 17th victory in 159 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.

This is his second victory and third top-10 NXS finish in 2017. It is his fifth victory and 10th top-10 finish in ten NXS races at Darlington Raceway. Cup driver Joey Logano (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in six NXS races at Darlington and his ninth top-10 NXS finish in 2017. Another Cup driver, Kevin Harvick (third), posted his ninth top-10 finish in 15 NXS races at Darlington. William Byron (fifth) was the highest finishing Rookie of the Year contender. Elliott Sadler (DNF, accident with six laps to go) leads the point standings by 91 points over William Byron.
Sep 2 - 8:00 PM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Denny Hamlin, driving the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) No. 18 Sports Clips Toyota Camry, won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 with a lap of 172.209 mph.

This is his 21st pole in 159 NXS races. It is his first pole and fourth top-10 NXS start in 2017 and his fifth pole in ten NXS races at Darlington Raceway. Another Cup driver, Kevin Harvick (second), posted his third top-10 NXS start of 2017 and his ninth in 15 NXS races at Darlington. Daniel Hemric (third), the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender, posted his first top-10 start at Darlington and his 18th in 24 races this season.
Sep 2 - 2:41 PM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Denny Hamlin, driving the No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota, tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.

He ran a fast lap of 167.248 mph. No. 20 Erik Jones, No. 00 Cole Custer, No. 42 Tyler Reddick and No. 33 Brandon Jones round out the top-five of the 39 cars out on the track. The No. 74 Dodge, driven by Mike Harmon, was the slowest in the final practice session. Hamlin also led the first practice session earlier this afternoon.
Sep 1 - 3:49 PM

Denny Hamlin posted the quickest 10-lap average at Darlington Raceway in the first practice session for the Southern 500 with a speed of 169.098 mph in his first 10 laps on the track.

Hamlin also had the second-fastest lap in that session, which combines speed and durability. He has six top-fives in his last seven races on this track and should be considered a fantasy NASCAR threat.
Sep 1 - 2:54 PM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Denny Hamlin, driving the No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota, led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.

The lap of 170.608 mph was the best of the 40 cars completing laps in this session. No. 42 Tyler Reddick, No. 7 Justin Allgaier, No. 1 Elliott Sadler and No. 9 William Byron made up the rest of the top-five on the speed chart. The No. 93 Camaro, driven by Jeff Green, was the slowest.
Sep 1 - 2:46 PM

Denny Hamlin has an almost perfect record during the past seven years at Darlington Raceway.

Hamlin has six results of sixth or better in that span of races. All but one of those was a top-five. Hamlin’s only finish outside that mark was a 19th in 2014, but he balances that with a win in 2010 and two runner-up finishes in 2012 and 2013.
Sep 1 - 2:09 PM

Denny Hamlin finished third in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway after starting the race seventh.

Hamlin failed to lead any laps, but was up front when it mattered most. This was the third time in the past five Bristol races that Hamlin finished third on this track.
Aug 19 - 10:48 PM

Denny Hamlin posted the fastest single lap in Friday’s practice for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 129.230 mph.

Hamlin has three top-10s in his last four Bristol races and he is one of the best performers on short tracks. Hamlin won the pole here in August 2015 and finished third in that race. Last summer, he started second and finished third.
Aug 18 - 11:35 AM

Denny Hamlin finished fourth in the I Love New York 355k at Watkins Glen International and was one of three Joe Gibbs Racing drivers to finish in the top five.

Early in the season, we were asking what was wrong at Joe Gibbs Racing. Along with their affiliated team driven by Martin Truex Jr., they swept the top four spots and have officially found their groove. This run by Hamlin was all the more impressive because he had to go to the back of the pack to start the race after making a brake change following qualification.
Aug 6 - 5:49 PM

Denny Hamlin qualified 11th for the I Love New York 355 at Watkins Glen International, but he failed to post a time in the second session.

Hamlin had a brake issue on his lap in round two that will cause the team to make an unapproved change and drop to the back of the pack. His official starting position will be 11th, however, and that is from where place-differential will be calculated.
Aug 6 - 1:04 PM

Denny Hamlin finished fourth in the Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway, which is his first top-five on this track since 2014.

In the past six races, he has scored an average finish of 12.3. He is one of the best flat track racers in the business and fantasy owners will be glad to note that he is becoming predictable on this course type.
Jul 30 - 6:34 PM