Our #11 FedEx Driver

Get to know the man behind the wheel of the #11 FedEx Camry. Learn more about Denny Hamlin's successful career and his life off the track.

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Denny Hamlin

Personal Info

Denny Hamlin enters his 12th full season driving the #11 FedEx Toyota in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017 with Joe Gibbs Racing and second-year crew chief Mike Wheeler.

Denny was born November 18th, 1980 in Tampa, Florida, and was raised in Chesterfield, Virginia. He currently resides in Huntersville, North Carolina where he enjoys spending time with family and friends. Away from the track, Hamlin stays active - whether playing golf, basketball or working out - and spending time with friends. He remains a committed fan of Virginia Tech and the Washington Redskins, and can be found courtside for Charlotte Hornets home games. Hamlin and longtime girlfriend Jordan Fish welcomed a daughter, Taylor, in January 2013.

2016 Highlights

  • Claimed first-ever Daytona victory with historic Daytona 500 win
  • Three wins and 22 top-10 finishes in 36 starts, finishing sixth in the final Cup Series standings
  • Clinched first road course win at Watkins Glen International
  • Won Sprint Unlimited exhibition race for second time in three years, third Sprint Unlimited win overall
  • Led all Cup Series drivers in average starting position (6.3)
  • Extended streak of consecutive seasons with at least one victory to 11 (2006-2016)

Denny Highlights

2016 Recap

1 Pole: 2016 Federated Auto Parts 400

3 Victories: Daytona 500, Cheez-It 355 at the Glen, Federated Auto Parts 400

Result in the Chase: Hamlin advanced to the Round of 8 in the playoffs and finished 6th in the final point standings.

His 2016 season began triumphantly when he claimed the prestigious Daytona 500 win— his first-ever Daytona victory — in a historic finish, edging out Martin Truex Jr. by .01 seconds.

Hamlin went on to score two more wins during the 2016 season with Wheeler guiding the #11 FedEx team towards Victory Lane. He notched his first road course win at Watkins Glen after seizing the lead with only 10 laps remaining, and saw success at this home track, Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, with a Coors Light pole award and Federated Auto Parts 400 win in overtime.

Career Highlights

  • 2016 wins: Sprint Unlimited, Daytona 500, Cheez-It 355 (Watkins Glen), Federated Auto Parts 400 (Richmond)
  • 2016 Daytona 500 Winner
  • 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship, ninth-place finisher
  • 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase final round contender
  • 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship third-place finisher
  • 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship sixth-place finisher
  • 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Runner-Up with 8 wins
  • Nine-time Chase for the Sprint Cup qualifier (2006-2012, 2014-2015) - 2nd longest streak in NASCAR history
  • Lead at least one lap at every track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit
  • 28 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Victories (career-high 8 wins in 2010)
  • 23 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series poles
  • 2014 & 2008 Budweiser Duel at Daytona winner
  • 2015 Sprint All-Star Race winner
  • First rookie in NASCAR history to qualify for Chase
  • 2006 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year
  • 2006 Budweiser Shootout winner as Rookie
  • 14 career NASCAR XFinity Series victories
  • 20 career NASCAR XFinity Series pole

Denny Highlights

2017 Season Results

Date Event Location Start Finish Laps Status Led PTS Trend
2017 REGULAR SEASON
Feb. 26 Daytona 500 Daytona 4 17 200/200 Running 9th
Mar. 5 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta 10 38 182/325 Rear End 18th
Mar. 12 Kobalt 400 Las Vegas 15 6 267/267 Running 15th
Mar. 19 Camping World 500 Phoenix 19 10 314/314 Running 13th
Mar. 26 Auto Club 400 Auto Club 2 14 202/202 Running 4 12th
Apr. 2 STP 500 Martinsville 12 30 493/500 Running 24 16th
Apr. 9 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Texas 17 25 333/334 Running 16th
Apr. 23 Food City 500 Bristol 16 10 500/500 Running 10 15th
Apr. 30 Toyota Owners 400 Richmond 16 3 400/400 Running 59 11th
May 7 Geico 500 Talladega 11 11 191/191 Running 43 11th
May 13 Go Bowling 400 Kansas 7 23 267/267 Running 12th

Averages/Totals

11.7 17.0 95.7%  

Previous Seasons Results

2016 Season

Season Results

Date Event Location Start Finish Laps Status Led PTS Trend
2016 REGULAR SEASON
Feb. 21 Daytona 500 Daytona 11 1 200/200 Running 95 1st
Feb. 28 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta 12 16 328/330 Running 0 4th
Mar. 6 Kobalt 400 Las Vegas 9 19 267/267 Running 10 8th
Mar. 13 Good Sam 500 Phoenix 3 3 313/313 Running 0 6th
Mar. 20 Auto Club 400 Fontana 3 3 205/205 Running 2 4th
April 3 STP 500 Martinsville 8 38 221/500 Crash 0 9th
April 9 Duck Commander 500 Texas 6 12 334/334 Running 0 8th
April 17 Food City 500 Bristol 4 20 500/500 Running 0 9th
April 24 Toyota Owners 400 Richmond 5 6 400/400 Running 1 8th
May 1 Geico 500 Talladega 8 31 170/188 Running 5 12th
May 7 GoBowling.Com 400 Kansas 3 37 240/267 Crash 0 13th
May 15 AAA 400 Dover 6 7 400/400 Running 15 13th
May 29 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte 4 4 400/400 Running 0 11th
June 5 Axalta 400 Pocono 10 14 160/160 Running 0 12th
June 12 FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan 4 33 188/200 Crash 0 13th
June 26 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma 6 2 110/110 Running 133 11th
July 2 Coke Zero 400 Daytona 9 17 161/161 Running 7 10th
July 9 Quaker State 400 Kentucky 10 15 267/267 Running   11th
July 17 New Hampshire 301 New Hampshire 5 9 301/301 Running 5 10th
July 24 Brickyard 400 Indianapolis 4 4 170/170 Running   10th
Aug 1 Pennsylvania 400 Pocono 4 7 138/138 Running   9th
Aug 7 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen Watkins Glen 6 1 90/90 Running 10 7th
Aug 21 Bass Pro Shops Night Race Bristol 2 3 500/500 Running 19 7th
Aug 28 Pure Michigan 400 Michigan 3 9 200/200 Running   7th
Sept 4 Bojangles Southern 500 Darlington 7 4 367/367 Running 13 5th
Sept 10 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond 1 1 407/407 Running 190 3rd
Sept 18 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 Chicagoland 3 6 270/270 Running 2 4th
Sept 25 New England 300 New Hampshire 5 15 300/300 Running   7th
Oct 2 Delaware 400 Dover 7 9 399/400 Running   9th
Oct 9 Bank of America 500 Charlotte 9 30 308/334 Engine 52 8th
Oct 16 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas 7 15 267/267 Running 1 10th
Oct 23 Hellmann's 500 Talladega 8 3 192/192 Running 12 8th
Oct 30 Goody's Fast Relief 500 Martinsville 8 3 500/500 Running 48 2nd
Nov 6 AAA Texas 500 Texas 17 9 293/293 Running 1 6th
Nov 13 Can-Am 500 Phoenix 5 7 234/234 Running 4 6th

Averages/Totals

6.3 11.8 96.4%   524    

2015 Season

Season Results

Date Event Location Start Finish Laps Led PTS Trend
2015 CHASE FOR THE SPRINT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 15 Quicken Loans 500 Phoenix 13 8 219/219   10th
Nov. 8 AAA Texas 500 Texas 9 38 304/334   10th
Nov. 1 Goody's Headache Shot 500 Martinsville 10 3 500/500 3 9th
Oct. 25 CampingWorld.com 500 Talladega 8 37 192/196 5 9th
Oct. 18 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas 5 2 269/269   2nd
Oct. 10 Bank of America 500 Charlotte 5 4 334/334   4th
Oct. 4 AAA 400 Dover 2 18 400/400   T-1st
Sept. 27 Sylvania 300 New Hampshire 7 2 300/300 21 2nd
Sept. 20 MyAFibStory.com 400 Chicago 29 1 267/267 9 2nd
2015 REGULAR SEASON
Sept. 12 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond 25 6 400/400 14 9th
Sept. 6 Southern 500 Darlington 6 3 367/367 57 8th
Aug. 22 IRWIN Tools Night Race Bristol 1 3 500/500 54 9th
Aug. 16 Pure Michigan 400 Michigan 2 5 200/200   9th
Aug. 9 Cheez-It 355 Watkins Glen 13 27 90/90   10th
Aug. 2 Windows 10 400 Pocono 11 22 159/160 2 11th
July 26 Brickyard 400 Indianapolis 17 5 164/164   10th
July 19 5 Hour Energy 301 New Hampshire 5 14 301/301   11th
July 11 Quaker State 400 Kentucky 8 3 267/267 13 11th
July 5 Coke Zero 400 Daytona 35 3 161/161 10 12th
June 28 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma 15 18 110/110   13th
June 14 Quicken Loans 400 Michigan 13 11 138/138   13th
June 7 Axalta 400 Pocono 8 10 160/160   13th
May 31 FedEx 400 Dover 1 21 402/405 118 14th
May 24 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte 5 8 400/400 53 15th
May 9 SpongBob SquarePants 400 Kansas 13 41 205/267   15th
May 3 GEICO 500 Talladega 17 9 188/188 5 10th
April 26 Toyota Owners 400 Richmond 2 22 398/400   12th
April 19 Food City 500 Bristol* 5 26 505/511   11th
April 11 Duck Commander 500 Texas 18 11 334/334   8th
March 29 STP 500 Martinsville 15 1 500/500 91 7th
March 22 Auto Club 400 Fontana 6 28 209/209 56 14th
March 15 Camping World 500 Phoenix 25 23 312/312   13th
March 8 Kobalt 400 Las Vegas 19 5 267/267   8th
March 1 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta 4 38 284/325 14 19th
Feb. 22 Daytona 500 Daytona 42 4 203/203 4 4th

Averages/Totals

14.3 16.4 97.7% 351