Denny Hamlin - Driver of the FedEx #11 car

Your #11 FedEx Driver

Your #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.

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.

Denny Hamlin's racing stats
Denny Hamlin looking at the crowd

Personal Info

Denny Hamlin enters his 13th full season driving the #11 FedEx Toyota in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2018 with Joe Gibbs Racing and third-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.

2017 Season Recap

2 Poles: Charlotte Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway

2 Victories: Overton's 301 at New Hamshire Motor Speedway and Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

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

Hamlin jumpstarted his 2017 campaign by capturing his third career Duel victory during Daytona "Speedweeks".

Hamlin went on to score two more regular season wins after dominating performances at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway. Denny also added two Coors Light Pole awards to his season accomplishments — one at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Playoffs and one during the season-finale race weekend at Homestead-Miami.

  • Tied career-bests with 15-top fives and 22 top-10 finishes in a single season
  • Notched four Stage wins in the Series' new Stage-based format, the sixth highest of any individual driver
  • Extended streak of consecutive seasons with at least one victory to 12 (2006–2017)
Denny Hamlin - Victory Lane

Career Highlights

  • 2017 wins: Overton's 301 (New Hamshire) and Bojangles' Southern 500 (Darlington)
  • 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
FedEx Racing Victory Lane
Date Event Location Start Finish Laps Status Led PTS
2018 Regular Season
Feb. 18 Daytona 500 Daytona 2 3 207/207 Running 22 7th
Feb. 25 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta 12 4 325/325 Running 26 3rd
Mar. 4 Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube Las Vegas 19 17 265/267 Running 0 8th
Mar. 11 TicketGuardian 500 Phoenix 6 4 312/312 Running 33 6th
Mar. 18 Auto Club 400 Fontana 25 6 200/200 Running 1 6th
Mar. 25 STP 500 Martinsville 6 12 500/500 Running 111 6th
Apr. 8 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Texas 5 34 177/334 Accident 12 9th
Apr. 15 Food City 500 Bristol 25 14 499/500 Running 4 8th
Apr. 21 Toyota Owners 400 Richmond 4 3 402/402 Running 6 6th
Apr. 29 Geico 500 Talladega 4 14 188/188 Running 11 7th
May 6 AAA 400 Drive for Autism Dover 10 7 400/400 Running 0 8th
May 12 KC Masterpiece 400 Kansas 6 5 267/267 Running 0 7th
May 27  Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte 3 3 400/400 Running 9 7th
June 3 Pocono 400
Pocono 10 35 146/160 Accident 0 8th
June 10 FireKeepers Casino 400
Michigan 10 12 133/133 Running 0 8th
June 24 Toyota / Save Mart 350
Sonoma 21 10 110/110 Running 4 8th
July 1 Overton's 400 Chicagoland 37 7 267/267 Running 0
8th
July 7 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona 17 38 53/168 Accident 0 9th
July 14 Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart
Kentucky 36 16 267/267 Running 0 9th
July 22 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 New Hampshire 4 13 301/301 Running 0 10th
July 29 Gander Outdoors 400 Pocono 2 10 164/164 Running 5 9th
Aug 5 GoBowling at The Glen
Watkins Glen 1 13 90/90 Running 2 9th
Aug 12 Consumers Energy 400
Michigan 1 8 200/200 Running 13 9th
Aug 18 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race
Bristol 7 14 500/500 Running 0 10th
Sep 2 Bojangles’ Southern 500
Darlington 1 10 367/367 Running 11 10th
Sep 10 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis 10 3 160/160 Running 37 13th
Sep 16 South Point 400 Las Vegas 3 32 245/272 Accident 1 16th
Sep 22 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond 2 16 399/400 Running 0 16th
Sept 29 Bank of America Roval 400 Charlotte 27 12 109/109 Running 0 15th
Oct 7 Gander Outdoors 400 Dover 15 2 404/404 Running 0 15th
Oct 14 1000bulbs.com 500 Talladeag 10 4 193/193 Running 0 13th
  Averages/Totals   11.0 12.3 96.3%   308  
Date Event Location Start Finish Laps Status Led PTS
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
April 2 STP 500 Martinsville 12 30 493/500 Running 24 16th
April 9 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Texas 17 25 333/334 Running   16th
April 23 Food City 500 Bristol 16 10 500/500 Running 10 15th
April 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
May 28 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte 6 5 400/400 Running 10 11th
June 4 AAA 400 Drive for Autism Dover 10 8 406/406 Running   9th
June 11 Axalta Presents Pocono 400 Pocono 18 12 400/400 Running 1 9th
June 18 Firekeepers Casino 400 Michigan 5 4 200/200 Running   9th
June 25 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma 14 4 110/110 Running 11 9th
July 1 Coke Zero 400 Daytona 18 24 157/163 Crash 16 9th
July 8 Quaker State 400 Kentucky 5 4 274/274 Running   7th
July 16 Overton's 301 New Hampshire 8 1 301/301 Running 54 5th
July 23 Brickyard 400 Indianapolis 5 17 166/167 Running   5th
July 30 Overton's 400 Pocono 4 4 160/160 Running 18 6th
Aug. 6 I LOVE NY 355 Watkins Glen 11 4 90/90 Running   5th
Aug. 13 Pure Michigan 400 Michigan 10 16 202/202 Running 16 6th
Aug. 19 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Bristol 7 3 500/500 Running   5th
Sept. 3 Bojangles' Southern 500 Darlington 9 1 367/367 Running 124 5th
Sept. 9 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond 2 5 404/404 Running      7th
2017 NASCAR PLAYOFFS
Sept. 17 Tales of the Turtles 400 Chicagoland 2 4 267/267 Running 1 6th
Sept. 24 ISM Connect 300 Loudon 3 12 300/300 Running   5th
Oct. 1 Apache Warrior 400 Dover 6 35 374/400 Axle   7th
Oct. 8 Bank of America 500 Charlotte 1 4 337/337 Running 45 5th
Oct. 15 Alabama 500 Talladega 14 6 188/188 Running 4 5th
Oct. 22 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas 4 5 267/267 Running 5 6th
Oct. 29 First Data 500 Martinsville 6 7 505/505 Running 7 7th
Nov. 5 AAA Texas 500 Texas 2 3 334/334 Running 65 5th
Nov. 12 Can-Am 500 Phoenix 2 35 275/312 Crash 193 6th
  Averages/Totals
  8.6 11.7     710  
Date Event Location Start Finish Laps Status Led PTS
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  
Date Event Location Start Finish Laps Led PTS
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
Mar. 29 STP 500 Martinsville 15 1 500/500 91 7th
Mar. 22 Auto Club 400 Fontana 6 28 209/209 56 14th
Mar. 15 Camping World 500 Phoenix 25 23 312/312   13th
Mar. 8 Kobalt 400 Las Vegas 19 5 267/267   8th
Mar. 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