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Days After Turning 43 Years Old, Denny Hamlin Reveals the Heartwarming Birthday Message From Mom & Dad

Published 11/21/2023, 1:25 AM EST

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NASCAR’s favorite villain just turned 43 years old. While the Joe Gibbs Racing veteran has re-signed with coach, Joe Gibbs, he is yet to rack up a Cup title despite being in the game for close to 20 years. But can he become a champion even at this age? That’s the million-dollar question that rings in the fans’ heads.

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Despite the shattered title hopes, Hamlin had a grand 43rd birthday that included a surprise from his parents. Taking things to his social media, the veteran shared the photographs in a thread for his ardent following who were warmed to see the sweet gesture from the driver’s parents.

Denny Hamlin gets a sweet note and a “special meal” from his parents as the driver turns 43


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A day before the F1 extravaganza went down in Vegas, NASCAR’s most outspoken veteran, Denny Hamlin turned 43. The JGR driver took to his Instagram to share snippets of his birthday week in a thread of ten. Hamlin shared pictures of him with his friends and close ones on the social media platform for his followers.

This included photographs and short clips of the driver with his buddies while they visited the Vegas GP, a photograph of the driver along with the F1 champion, Lewis Hamilton, and the popular golf coach Manolo. But what caught the community’s attention was the driver’s parent’s sweet and loving gesture of sending him a note along with a “special family” meal, celebrating his birthday.


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The note read, “For 43 years we have shared our family’s special meal. It’s our celebration of your birthday. The most important day of our lives. Love you. Mom & Dad.” Much like the meal’s love and warmth, Hamlin’s post was proof of parents’ undying affection towards their children no matter their age.

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“Double-edged sword” – Hamlin’s response to Austin Cindric’s F1 comment

With the Formula 1 bandwagon making a stop in Las Vegas for the motorsports giant’s Sin City return after 41 years, NASCAR nation along with the racing world was awaiting an epic showdown. While the practice session before Saturday’s race started off on the wrong foot, racing fans were thrilled to see the action.

However, not everyone was mesmerized by the F1 circus, Team Penske‘s Austin Cindric instead took a sharp jab poking one, mentioning the 7-time F1 champion, Hamilton. In his tweet, Cindric wrote, “You buy a general admission ticket (at NASCAR), and you can come take a selfie with your favorite driver and get an autograph nine times out of 10, whereas if I go to [a] Formula 1 race, I’m never seeing Lewis Hamilton.”


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While the driver’s intention seemed like it was a general comparison, Hamlin had a befitting reply – one that would get the average fan thinking. Hamlin said, “If something is easy to get it’s usually not very valuable.”


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