33 Facts About Denny Hamlin

1. Denny Hamlin is featured as one of eight playable drivers on the EA Sports NASCAR Racing arcade game, the only rookie to be featured in the game.

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2. Denny Hamlin was eliminated in the Round of 16 after finishing out of the top-10 at Las Vegas, Richmond, and the Charlotte Roval.

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3. Denny Hamlin started the 2018 season with a third place finish at the 2018 Daytona 500.

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4. Denny Hamlin earned himself a 3rd-place finish at the Night Race at Bristol after a very consistent run.

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5. Denny Hamlin earned a respectable 8th-place finish at a wreck-filled Dover despite getting busted for an uncontrolled tire in Stage 1, and subsequently ran well at Pocono, finishing 12th after falling back late.

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6. The next week coming back to Daytona, Denny Hamlin would finish 17th.

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7. Denny Hamlin finished 4th and had one of the best cars of Speedweeks.

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8. Denny Hamlin started the season by having to go to the rear in the Budweiser Duels after being penalized during Daytona 500 qualifying.

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9. Denny Hamlin finished 7th in the race, and 3rd in the championship.

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10. Denny Hamlin replied by angrily throwing his HANS device at Harvick's car during a caution period.

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11. Denny Hamlin started the 2014 season strong by winning the pole and leading all three segments of the Sprint Unlimited, eventually winning the race.

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12. Denny Hamlin wrecked at Pocono on Lap 15 after losing control of his car in the third turn and solidified his chances of missing the Chase for the first time in his career.

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13. Denny Hamlin was airlifted to the hospital as a precaution.

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14. Denny Hamlin started the season on a low note, crashing his cars in both the Sprint Unlimited and the Budweiser Duel.

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15. Denny Hamlin scored his first win of the year in the second event on the schedule, at Phoenix International Raceway.

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16. Denny Hamlin went a lap down, but when a caution came out, he got the Lucky Dog and was back on the lead lap.

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17. Denny Hamlin started 17th, but fell back and lost the draft.

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18. Denny Hamlin closed the lead to 6 points behind points leader and 5th-place finisher, Jimmie Johnson.

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19. Denny Hamlin became the first driver to do so at Darlington since Mark Martin in 1993.

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20. Denny Hamlin beat his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Joey Logano, and Jeff Gordon to the finish line.

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21. On March 29, 2010, Denny Hamlin won the rain-postponed race at Martinsville Speedway in wild fashion.

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22. Denny Hamlin won his fifth Cup career race at Pocono Raceway on August 3, 2009.

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23. Denny Hamlin continued driving the No 11 car in Sprint Cup in 2009, as well as sharing the No 20 car for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Nationwide Series.

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24. In 2008, Denny Hamlin had a near identical season as before, but moved up to eighth in points, and won early in the season at Martinsville Speedway.

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25. Denny Hamlin clinched a spot in the Chase for the Cup and was seeded sixth, 50 points behind the leader, but finished 12th overall in the final standings.

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26. Denny Hamlin won his third career Cup race at the Lenox Industrial Tools 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway.

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27. Denny Hamlin started the 2007 Cup season by finishing 28th in the Daytona 500.

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28. Denny Hamlin achieved his first career Busch Series victory at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

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29. Denny Hamlin became the first Rookie of the Year candidate to take home the Shootout victory.

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30. Denny Hamlin finished the Cup season with three top 10 finishes in those seven starts and one pole at Phoenix International Raceway.

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31. Denny Hamlin started twenty-seventh but finished eighth in the No 18 Joe Gibbs Driven Performance Oil Chevrolet.

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32. Denny Hamlin began racing go-karts at the age of seven.

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33. Denny Hamlin was born in Tampa, Florida, but lived in Chesterfield, Virginia for most of his childhood.

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