Fans Call Out Denny Hamlin’s Sheer Audacity to Campaign for Most Popular NASCAR Driver

Published 11/09/2021, 4:15 PM EST
DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 05: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 Offerpad Toyota, celebrates in the Ruoff Mortgage victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on September 05, 2021 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


Every year, NASCAR holds a poll to decide who is the most popular driver of the year. Recently, NASCAR announced that voting is now open for the award. In light of that, Denny Hamlin took to Twitter to try and raise some support for himself. Admittedly though, not many people became big fans of his, especially after this year.

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Needless to say, many fans mocked him on social media for his efforts to drum up support. A fair number of fans found it funny that he was beseeching everyone to vote for him. One even confessed that he is not a Chase Elliott fan, but he recognised that Denny Hamlin would have a hard time.

Others admired the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s optimism. Meanwhile, one responded, “Hahahahah I’ll have what he’s having!! You don’t have enough fans even if they voted twice a day hahahahahahahhahah Maybe you finish ahead of matty d….maybe….”. Finally, there were fans who were still sore about his feud with Chase Elliott.

Denny Hamlin did have some supporters

Of course, it was not all bad news for the #11 driver. Despite all the hate for his feuds with other fan favorite drivers, he still has some loyal fans. While some of them voted, others planned to get more people to vote for the 40-year-old. However, they will likely have a difficult time, as Hamlin has not made it easy for himself.

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For now, Hamlin will be getting over the disappointment of missing out on yet another Cup Series championship. It has been several years, and he has not win a single title yet. In addition to that, he has been the runner up on multiple occasions, so he will be desperate to finally get the monkey off his back.

Nov 5, 2021; Avondale, Arizona, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin during practice for the Cup Series Championship race at Phoenix Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida native has been in the sport for 17 years, and time is running out for him to finally get that elusive title. 2022 provides yet another chance, but the big question is, how long can he continue being competitive?

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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