Denny Hamlin Biography

Denny Hamlin is a well-known American racer and NASCAR team owner. He competes at NASCAR with his Toyota Camry among other series and cups. He has several titles to his credit and has a total of 46 Cup series wins.

Early Life

Denny Hamlin was born on 18th November 1980 in Tampa Bay, Florida, the USA to his parents Mary Lou Hamlin and Dennis Hamlin sr. he grew up in Chesterfield, Virginia, and started racing when he was a kid on go-karts. He is believed to be of white Caucasian ethnicity and a Christian. Denny has not shared much about his education and qualification. Since he was always into racing, he started racing during his early days. He is believed to be a high school graduate but there is no certain information about the college.

Denny Hamlin Career

Denny Hamlin first started off his career in 2004 when he signed with Joe Gibbs Racing and started racing at the Craftsman Truck Series, Busch series, and Nexel cups. Later in 2006, he started off at the NASCAR Nexel cup series when he was still a rookie. He made two victories and also became the first rookie ever to qualify for NASCAR while also finishing the season with a top 5 position. In 2010, he recorded around 8 races, and was his strongest season as well. By 2015 he started racing at NASCAR regular seasons recording great racing and wins each year. He also won the 2015 NASCAR All-Star race.

By 2016, he recorded his first-ever Daytona 500 win, and the following year he won the 2017 Can-Am Duels. In the 2018 season, he finished the season without any significant wins but made a comeback the following year in 2019 when he won his second Daytona 500 title. He has so far recorded 46 cup series wins, 15 times NASCAR playoffs qualifier, and three Daytona 500 titles. In 2020, he entered the 15th season with No 11 Toyota Camry FedEx car in the NASCAR cup series for Joe Gibbs Racing and won his third Daytona 500 title. He also became the 6th driver to win Daytona 500 title at least thrice.

Rise to Fame

Recently in 2020, He along with Michael Jordan launched a new NASCAR cup series team named 23XI racing with Bubba Wallace as the single-car driver. The team debut in the Daytona 500 in February 2021. Currently, the team is set to add two new cars and also driver Kurt Busch for the 2022 season. Moreover, he was also currently in the discussions after his aggressive driving during the Next Gen testing session at the World Center of Racing. His testing was called out to be aggressive and might have led to multiple crashes with other drivers.

Social Media

Denny currently has 181k followers on his Instagram account and 201k followers on his Facebook page as well. He also owned a Twitter account since 2009 where he currently has 762.4k followers. Other than this, he is also active on Tik-Tok.

Denny Hamlin Biography

Real Name James Dennis Alan Hamlin
Birth Date 18 November 1980
Age (as of 2021) 41 Years
Birth Place Tampa, Florida, United States
Nationality American
Profession Race Car Driver
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Scorpio

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 183 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 77 kg  –  in Pounds –  170 lbs
Shoe Size 12 (U.S.)
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Green
Body Type Athletic


Father Dennis Hamlin
Mother Mary Lou Hamlin


School Chesterfield County School
Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Jordan Fish
Children Taylor James Hamlin, Molly Gold Hamlin

Personal Life

Denny is currently married to his wife Jordan Fish. He also has two daughters named Taylor James Hamlin and Molly Gold Hamlin. His elder daughter Taylor was born in 2013 while Molly was born in 2017. The family has been living happily for the past several years however, recently it was reported that the couple is breaking up soon. He is currently settled in Lake Norman, North Carolina.

Denny Hamlin Net Worth

Denny Hamlin has been racing for several years and has numerous achievements, awards, and titles to his credit through which he has earned a fortune. However, his exact net worth has not been revealed, it is estimated to be around $6million.


  • The news about his younger daughter Molly was announced right before the start of the 2017 season.
  • He was awarded the 2006 Nextel cup series Rookie of the year and was the first rookie to qualify for the cup.
  • He also has a Denny Hamlin Foundation committed to raising awareness for children suffering from cystic fibrosis.
  • Other than racing, Deny loves Golf as a sport and often goes on a golf tour named “The Golf Guys Tour” with his friends.
  • Danny currently ranks in the top 5 of most of the performance categories.
  • He is also the longest-tenured driver at Joe Gibbs racing and has more than 500 NASCAR starts.
  • Hamlin was the 2016 Fox NASCAR guest analyst for the Xfinity series.
  • He was also recently featured in Post Malone’s music video for son Motley Crew in 2021.

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