Denny Hamlin Reveals the Unique Gift He Wants for Christmas

Published 12/25/2021, 11:05 AM EST
LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE – JULY 18: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, talks to crew on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 18, 2021 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)


NASCAR driver for Joe Gibbs Racing, Denny Hamlin recently made his choice of gift clear. He jokingly replied to a tweet from Alanis King that suggested a gift for the 40-year-old.

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King had posted a picture of a Shot Glass Chess Set on Twitter as she wrote,I hope at least one person bought this for @dennyhamlin for the holidays.”

And Hamlin replied, urging his fans to get him that set.

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“It’s not too late. Please someone get me this.”

Hamlin seemed to be in a fun mood on Christmas eve as his Twitter activity suggested.

He also replied to a picture of Dale Earnhardt Jr. in which the JR Motorsports owner was in a very uncomfortable position trying to capture the perfect shot. Dale Jr. had posted a picture of the Christmas tree and the gifts, but his wife had clicked a photo of him clicking the photo.

In behind the scenes of Earnhardt’s photography masterclass, he can be seen lying on the ground in pursuit of excellence. This is something Denny Hamlin related to and trolled Earnhardt for.

“The ol lay on the floor cuz it’s too damn hard to get up from the knees. Trust me, I get it,” Hamlin wrote.

Denny Hamlin has a big season coming

The Joe Gibbs driver will look to recharge all of his batteries in the off-season as he will need more dedication and focus than ever before in 2022. This is because not only will Hamlin try to win his first Cup Series title, something which has evaded him for all his career, but because he also has the duties and pressure of a team owner.

Hamlin’s team, 23XI Racing, will field another car in the next season with Kurt Busch being added alongside Bubba Wallace.

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Team-owner Hamlin has already expressed his concern with the supply issues surrounding the Next-Gen car.

DOVER, DELAWARE – MAY 16: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 McDonald’s Toyota, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, talk on the grid during the NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway on May 16, 2021 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

So now that Denny Hamlin is a marquee driver and a marquee owner, his expectations and demands have also doubled.

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But his fans would know that Hamlin possesses just the right amount of talent as a driver and intelligence as an owner to take any challenge that comes his way.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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