Denny Hamlin Biography

Denny Hamlin

Quick Facts Of Denny Hamlin

Celebrated Name Denny Hamlin
Age 39 Years
Nick Name Hamlin
Birth Name James Dennis Alan Hamlin
Birth Date 1980-11-18
Gender Male
Profession Professional Stock Car Racing Driver
Nationality American
Place Of Birth Tampa
Birth Nation USA
Ethnicity American-White
Race White
Horoscope Scorpio
Father Dennis Hamlin
Mother Lou Hamlin
Siblings 4
Sisters 4
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Jordan Fish
Children 2
Daughter Taylor James Hamlin and Molly Gold Hamlin
Net Worth $65 Million
Salary $14.6 (2019)
Source of Wealth Car Racing Career
Height 1.83 m
Weight 77 KG
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Body Build/Type Athletic

A professional stock car racing driver from the USA is named for Denny Hamlin who currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 11 Toyota Camry and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving a Toyota Supra, both for Joe Gibbs Racing. He started racing 'go-karts' at the age of only seven and won the WKA manufacturers cup in 1995 at the age of fifteen. Till now, he has altogether won 43 NASCAR Cup Series races. He was also featured among the eight playable drivers on the EA Sports NASCAR Racing arcade game, the only rookie to be featured in the game. In the year 2020, he became the fourth person to win the race in back-to-back seasons, joining Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, and Sterling Marlin.

Denny Hamlin "encouraged" with Las Vegas run

Denny Hamlin clearly had the best car in Sunday night's South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, leading 121 of the 268 laps but an untimely caution during a late-round of green-flag pit stops turned the race upside down. At first, it looked like Hamlin could be in for another rough night-initially getting caught a lap down-but he and his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team rallied in overtime to come away with a third-place finish. "We had a dominant car today and I'm proud of the whole team for giving me such a great car. By far the best car I've had in Las Vegas in a long time. It was really, really good," Hamlin said. "Really encouraged by the way we ran, but very disappointed that we didn't get a win. It's just been the way that the playoffs have gone. Whoever stays out the longest (during green-flag stops) puts themselves in a great spot to win." After his finish Sunday, he has a 58-point cushion above the cutoff heading into next weekend's race at Talladega. The final race of the second round is in two weeks at the Charlotte Roval.

Famous For

  • Being a professional stock car racing driver.
  • For winning 43 NASCAR Cup Series races, including the Daytona 500 in 2016, 2019, and 2020. 

Denny Hamlin celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 311 Dover

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What is the Birthplace of Denny Hamlin?

On 18th November 1980, Denny Hamlin was born with the birth name/real name of James Dennis Alan Hamlin. His place of birth is in Tampa, Florida (USA) but he lived in Chesterfield, Virginia, for most of his childhood. He is American by nationality and his ethnicity is American-White. As of 2019, he celebrated his 39th birthday. Scorpio is his Zodiac sign. He was born to his parents; Dennis Hamlin (father) and Lou Hamlin (mother). He also has four siblings (sisters). He is the youngest of five children who started racing 'go-karts' at the age of only seven. 

How was the Career of Denny Hamlin?

  • After Denny began racing 90-karts, he won the WKA manufacturers cup in 1995 at the age of fifteen.
  • After a year, he began racing mini stocks. In his first stock car race, at Langley Speedway, Hamlin won the pole position and won the race. 
  • In the year 1998, he progressed to the Grand Stock division and then moved on to Late Model Stock Cars in 2000. 
  • He won ten Late Model races in the year 2002 and surpassed that in 2003 with 25 wins, and 30 poles, out of 36 races. 
  • He was signed to a driver development contract with Joe Gibbs Racing in the year 2004. 
  • In the same year, he competed in five NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races with EJP Racing and had a tenth-place finish in his NASCAR debut at Indianapolis Raceway Park. 
  • He ran his first career ARCA RE/MAX Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, finishing third in the No. 10 Pontiac owned by Andy Hillenburg. 
  • He also made his Busch Series debut at Darlington Raceway. 
  • He started twenty-seventh (rain-out) but finished eighth in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Driven Performance Oil Chevrolet.
  • He ran the full season in 2005 after he replaced Mike Bliss in the No. 20 Rockwell Automation Chevrolet in the Busch Series and then he ended up finishing 5th in the final championship points standings as a rookie in that series, with 11 top 10s and earnings of $1,064,110. 
  • In the year 2005, he ran his first NASCAR Cup Series races making his Cup debut at Kansas Speedway as a driver of the No. 11 FedEx Chevrolet for the 2006 season, after Jason Leffler was released, and made seven starts in the Cup series in 2005. 
  • He finished the Cup season with three top 10 finishes in those seven starts and one pole at Phoenix International Raceway. 
  • He ran his first full season in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series in the year 2006 where he drove in both the Nextel Cup and Busch Series full-time.
  • He also became the first Rookie of the Year candidate to take home the Shootout victory.
  • He scored his first career Cup Series win at the Pocono 500, where he also won his second career pole on 11th June 2006 and he also achieved his second career win on 23rd July 2006 in the Pennsylvania 500 also at Pocono Raceway becoming only the 2nd rookie in Nextel Cup history to sweep both races at a track during the same season.
  • He also won the Raybestos Rookie of the Year award and finished third in the final Cup standings, scoring the highest points finish for a rookie in the modern era of NASCAR, and the highest in the Cup Series. 
  • He also manages to become the first-ever rookie to make the Chase for the NEXTEL Cup, which he finished third in points.
  • B finishing 28th in the Daytona 500, he began his 2007 Cup season where he won his third career Cup race at the Lenox Industrial Tools 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway.
  • In the Nationwide Series, he scored three victories including Darlington, Michigan, and Dover in the No. 20 Rockwell Automation Chevy. 
  • He won early in the season at Martinsville Speedway in the 2008 season. 
  • He won four races in the Nationwide Series, driving both the No. 18 and No. 20 entries for Gibbs, as well as the No. 32 Dollar General/Hass avocados car for Braun Racing.
  • After then, he won his fifth Cup career race at Pocono Raceway on 3rd August 2009. 
  • He again dominated the race at Richmond International Raceway and finally won at his home track. 
  • He went on to win the Ford 400 at the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. 
  • On 22nd January 2010, he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while playing basketball. The decision was made to postpone his surgery until after the season.
  • On 27th March 2010, he announced to have surgery on his left knee.
  • After the recovery, he won the rain-postponed race at Martinsville Speedway in wild fashion on 29th March 2010. 
  • He also visited victory lane for the third time in 2010 at Darlington Raceway.
  • He won the Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200 presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts driving the No. 20 for Joe Gibbs Racing. 
  • He set a career-high fifth win of the season when he won at Michigan International Speedway after starting 7th.
  • He finished 43rd in the Emory Healthcare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
  • In the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, he finished the race in 9th and retained the points lead by 35 points over Jimmie Johnson. 
  • scored his first win of the 2012 season in the second event on the schedule, at Phoenix International Raceway. 
  • He won his third race of the year at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 26 in the Irwin Tools Night Race. 
  • He started the 2013 season on a low note, crashing his cars in both the Sprint Unlimited and the Budweiser Duel. 
  • He won his very first pole for 2013 at Fontana. 
  • Later, it was announced that he had suffered a massive L1 compression fracture or a collapsed vertebra.
  • He made his return at Talladega in the Aaron's 499.
  • At Darlington, he drove his first full race since his injury and qualified sixth.
  • He clinched a pole position with a record speed of 195.624 miles per hour (314.826 km/h) at Charlotte, for the Coca-Cola 600 where he led six laps and finished in the fourth position.
  • He started the 2014 season strong by winning the pole and leading all three segments of the Sprint Unlimited, eventually winning the race.
  • He again won the second of the Budweiser Duels. 
  • At Talladega, he won the race as the caution flag waved during the last lap.
  • He finished third at the Brickyard 400. 
  • His No. 11 car failed post-race inspection where NASCAR impounded the car and investigated various pieces on it. After two days, NASCAR suspended crew chief Darian Grubb for six races, fined Grubb $125,000, docked Hamlin 75 driver points, and Joe Gibbs 75 owner points, suspended crew chief Wesley Sherrill and put the No. 11 team members on probation until 31st December 2014. 
  • Then, Joe Gibbs and the team decided to appeal the penalties but they changed their minds. On the penalty, he said, "We'll just simply move forward and not let this affect our performances." 
  • In May 2015, he won the Sprint All-Star Race after beating Keselowski off pit road during final pit stops. 
  • After qualifying for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, he won the first race of the Chase at Chicagoland Speedway, which locked him in for the second round of the Chase.
  • In Charlotte, he ran double duty, driving car number 18 to the win, the 15th Xfinity Series race of his career in his first Xfinity start of the 2016 season. 
  • He then picked up an 8th-place finish in Stage 1 of the Daytona 500 in the early 2017 season. 

Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500

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  • He then took his second stage win of the year in Stage 3 of the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte and led the last 10 laps of that stage. 
  • He finished 4th after a tense battle with Kyle Larson on the final restart at Michigan. 
  • He finally broke through when he came from 8th on the grid - finishing every stage in the top 10 (9th and 2nd) to then lead 52 laps on his way to victory in New Hampshire. This win marked his 30th NASCAR Cup Series win, his 3rd career Cup victory at Loudon, and JGR's first win of 2017. 
  • He earned himself a 3rd-place finish at the Night Race at Bristol after a very consistent run. 
  • He dominated both the Xfinity and Cup races at Darlington. 
  • Again, his car would fail post-race inspection in both races after NASCAR discovered an illegal rear suspension element. His crew chief Mike Wheeler was fined $50,000 and suspended for 2 races.
  • He started the 2018 season with a third-place finish at the 2018 Daytona 500.
  • He then began the 2019 season by breaking a 47-race winless streak with his second Daytona 500 win, first Cup Series win for new crew chief Chris Gabehart, along with dedicating the victory to the late J. D. Gibbs. 
  • At Martinsville, he collided with Logano on turn four, squeezing Logano into the outside wall and causing him to lose a tire and spin out two laps later. He finished in the fourth position whereas Logano finished in the eighth position. 
  • He then revealed on 1st November by stating that he has a torn labrum in his left shoulder and would have it surgically repaired after the 2019 season.
  • At the Xfinity level, he won the Darlington race but was disqualified after his car failed to meet height requirements during post-race inspection. As a result, second-place finisher Cole Custer was declared the official race winner.
  • He then won his third Daytona 500 in the year 2020 when he beat Ryan Blaney to the finish in overtime by 0.014 seconds, the second-closest finish in the race's history behind Hamlin's 2016 win.
  • He dominated in wins at Darlington, Homestead, Pocono, and Kansas. 
  • With his win at Pocono, he passed Mark Martin for second-most wins by any driver that had never won the championship.
  • Hamlin and NBA hall of fame Michael Jordan announced on 21st September 2020 that they would be fielding a single-car team for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, with Bubba Wallace driving.

Awards and Achievements of Denny Hamlin

  • 2016, 2019, 2020 Daytona 500 Winner
  • 2015 Sprint All-Star Race Winner
  • 2014 Aaron's 499 Winner
  • 2010, 2017 Southern 500 Winner
  • 2008, 2014, 2017 Can-Am Duels Winner
  • 2006, 2014, 2016 Sprint Unlimited Winner
  • First rookie to qualify for Chase for the Nextel Cup (2006)
  • 2006 Nextel Cup Series Rookie of the Year

How much is Denny Hamlin's Net Worth?

Denny Hamlin is a professional stock car racing driver who has made a huge amount of money throughout his career. From the age of seven, he began his early career, and till now, he is very active in the field. With his hard work and continuous dedication, he has made the net worth of $65 Million as of 2020. As of 2019, he mаdе a total NASCAR earning of $14.6 mіllіоn. Among which, $13.1 mіllіоn comes from his salary and $1.5 mіllіоn came from еndоrѕеmеntѕ deals has a personal endorsement with big brand names Coca-Cola and Nike's Jordan Brand. In 2015, he was the 5th highest paid NASCAR driver with total earnings of $15.1 million. In 2017, he was the 3rd highest earning driver with $15.2 million in total earnings. In 2018, he made $14.6 million earnings in total with $12.9 million from winnings and remaining from endorsement deals. As of today, he is satisfied with his earnings and he is enjoying a luxurious lifestyle. 

Who is Denny Hamlin's Girlfriend?

Denny Hamlin with his wife, Jordan Fish and their daughters

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Denny Hamlin is an unmarried man. But he is not single as of today. He is currently in a relationship at present. He is dating his girlfriend/partner, Jordan Fish. They together have a daughter named "Taylor James Hamlin" who was born on 20th January 2013. Just before the start of the 2017 season at the Daytona 500, it was announced that the couple was expecting their second child. Further, they welcomed their second daughter, Molly Gold Hamlin on 15th August 2017. As of now, the couple is living happily with their daughter and there is no sign of separation between them. Their relationship bond is going stronger with the passage of time. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

How tall is Denny Hamlin?

Denny Hamlin is a very handsome man who has attracted a lot of viewers towards him with his glowing face and charming smile. He stands tall at the height of 6 ft or 1.83 m with a bodyweight of 170 lbs or 77 KG. He has a pair of hazel eye color and his hair color is light brown. His other body details are yet to be disclosed. He has got an athletic body build. He maintains his body a lot. 

Did You Know?

  • Denny Hamlin currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 11 Toyota Camry and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
  • He started racing 'go-karts' at the age of only seven and won the WKA manufacturers cup in 1995 at the age of fifteen.
  • In the year 2020, he became the fourth person to win the race in back to back seasons, joining Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, and Sterling Marlin.
  • His place of birth is in Tampa, Florida (USA) but he lived in Chesterfield, Virginia, for most of his childhood.
  • He also became the first Rookie of the Year candidate to take home the Shootout victory.