Denny Hamlin is an American professional stock car racing driver who became the first rookie in NASCAR history to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Denny Hamlin opened his eyes as James Dennis Alan “Denny” Hamlin on 18th November 1980, in Tampa, Florida, the United States of America. As of 2019, his age is 39 years old while his horoscope is Scorpio. He is the son of Mary Lou Hamlin (mother) and Dennis Hamlin (father).
Hamlin is the single child of his parents. Denny holds an American nationality while he belongs to a white ethnical background. He completed his high school education at Manchester High School in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
Denny Hamlin stands at a tall height of 6 feet while his body weight is around 70kg. Hamlin has dark brown colored hair while his eyes are blue in color.
- He began racing go-karts at the young age of 7 years old.
- By his mid-20s, he graduated to Late Models and signed a development contract with Joe Gibbs Racing.
- Denny showed his skills after racing in a Mini stock only at the age of 16 years old.
- He managed to win the entire race in his first stock race at Langley Speedway.
- In the year 2002, he managed to win the Late Model Races.
- Further, he had appeared in five NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) races with EJP Racing in the year 2004.
- In the year 2005, he drove a full season in the Busch Series while running a few Nextel Cup races.
- Moreover, a full-time ride with JGR was given to him, after finishing various strong races.
- The year 2010 was the strongest year for him as he won the final race at Homestead.
- Unfortunately, he would lose the championship by 39 points to Jimmie Johnson.
- In the year 2016, he made his appearance as a guest analyst for the Xfinity Series race at Talladega.
- He started the 2018 season with a third-place finish at the 2018 Daytona 500.
- In the following year, he competed in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs in every season.
- Next year, he started the season by breaking a 47-race winless streak with his second Daytona 500 win.
- Further, the following season also saw him reach the playoffs’ Championship Round with a six-win season, the most since the year 2010.
Awards & Honors
- To date, Denny has received a number of awards and honors.
- In the year 2006, he was awarded the Nextel Cup Series Rookie of the Year.
- In the year 2012, he earned his seventh straight Chase for the Sprint Cup qualifications. It was regarded as the second-longest streak ever in NASCAR.
- Also, he is famous as the first rookie in NASCAR history to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
- In the year 2016, he won the Daytona 500.
- He is regarded as one of the most consistent drivers in the sport.
How much is Denny Hamlin’s Net Worth?
Denny Hamlin has an estimated net worth of around $45 million as of 2019 which he earned through his career as a stock car racing driver. In the year 2017, he was regarded as the 3rd highest earning driver with $15.2 million in total earnings. In the year 2018, he made $14.6 million earnings in total with $12.9 million from winnings and remaining from endorsement deals.
He owns a 30,000-square-foot lavish house in Lake Norman, North Carolina. His house features a bowling alley, a basketball court, two-dozen TVs, and a racecar in a glass-walled garage.
Father of Two Daughter lives happily with his Wife
Denny Hamlin is a married man, as he is married to his girlfriend, Jordan Fish. On 20th January 2013, they gave birth to a daughter, Taylor James Hamlin. They also have another daughter named Molly Gold who was born on 15h August 2017. As of now, the entire family is living a happy and peaceful life with each other.
Previously, he was in a relationship with his high school sweetheart from 1999 to July 2007.
Facts of Denny Hamlin
|Full Name||Denny Hamlin|
|Net Worth||$45 million|
|Date Of Birth||18th November 1980|
|Age||40 years 5 months|
|Place Of Birth||Tampa, Florida, the United States of America|
|Profession||Stock Car Racing Driver|
|Education||Manchester High School|
|Children||Taylor James Hamlin and Molly Gold|
|Parents||Mary Lou Hamlin (mother) and Dennis Hamlin (father)|
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