Denny Hamlin to Take on a Fun New Challenge for Charity

Published 12/24/2020, 11:45 AM EST
Nov 1, 2020; Martinsville, VA, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin (11) leads the field during the Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports


Recently, Denny Hamlin took to social media to post a picture of him wearing a unicorn cap complete with a long, white horn. Apparently, all this is part of an initiative to donate to any charity in 2021. The only catch was that they have to wear the unicorn horn during the driver introductions at any race.

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As it turns out, the unicorn touch is a nod to Hamlin’s daughters, who are fond of unicorns. Of course, the #11 driver will make a donation, though the big question is, to whom?

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver already has a foundation named after himself. So, the chances are that he will donate to his own charity, as will other drivers who take up the challenge.

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Of course, it will be a lot of fun to see drivers wearing unicorn hats and posting on social media. This is for a good cause, and drivers have the freedom to donate to any charity.

Denny Hamlin will be on the hunt for that elusive Cup title

In all his years, Denny Hamlin has yet to win a Cup Series title. The closest he has ever been was in the 2010 season when he finished runner-up to Jimmie Johnson. Since then, he has finished third in 2014, and fourth in 2019 and 2020 Cup Series seasons.

Heading into the new season, the 40-year-old will be looking to get the monkey off his back.

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MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA – OCTOBER 26: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Without a doubt, Hamlin is still a hugely talented driver and deserves a Cup Series title. The only question is, can he go all the way?

He gave Kevin Harvick a tough fight and almost matched him on the win counter. On the other end of the scale, trying to replicate that kind of form next season will not be an easy task.

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Luckily, the Joe Gibbs Racing team is more than capable of winning races, and Kyle Busch has proven that the team can also win Cup Series championships. One thing is for sure, Hamlin will try his hardest to finally take that extra step towards winning his maiden Cup Series title.

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