30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This week, we’re going with the 34th-place driver from the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.
Name: Denny Hamlin
Hometown: Chesterfield, VA
Team: Joe Gibbs Racing
- He and his girlfriend have two daughters together.
- Outside of the car, he likes basketball and golf.
- He hosts an event with Hootie & the Blowfish founding member Mark Bryan that benefits three charities.
- He’s won the March of Dimes’ Champion for Babies Award. Other recipients include Arnold Palmer, Joe Namath and Greg Gumbel.
- April 26, 2012 was declared Denny Hamlin Foundation Day by Virginia governor Robert McDonnell.
- He and FedEx participate in the Safe Kids Worldwide initiative through the Delivering Laps for Safe Kids program. Last season, over $100,000 was donated thanks to Denny’s on-track performance.