“I Figured He’s a Football Fan”- Putting Contract Woes to Rest, Joe Gibbs Makes Heartwarming Revelations About Denny Hamlin’s JGR Dream

Published 09/05/2023, 2:43 AM EDT

Follow Us

via Imago

The day at Darlington for Joe Gibbs’ drivers was a whirlwind of emotions. On one hand, Martin Truex Jr. and Christopher Bell were unfortunate victims of pit stop mishaps that ultimately cast a shadow over their performance.

America’s Favorite Video Today

On the other hand, Denny Hamlin seemed to be in a strong position as he led the race for an impressive 177 laps out of the 367-lap race. However, the tide turned when a loose wheel incident occurred, which Hamlin believed had happened during a pit stop on lap 270. This unfortunate incident led to him losing the lead, effectively shattering Joe Gibbs’ hopes at the Southern 500.

Despite the setbacks and the dark cloud of pit stop mishaps, Joe Gibbs himself made an appearance on Denny Hamlin’s show, where he shared a remarkable and uplifting story about the 42-year-old. This story managed to divert attention from the pit stop troubles and provided a glimmer of positivity amidst the challenging day at Darlington.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Joe Gibbs recounts a remarkable story about Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin’s journey with Joe Gibbs Racing has been quite remarkable. He embarked on his career with the legendary team back in 2005 and has continued racing under their banner for nearly 18 years. Their collaboration has yielded an impressive tally of 50 victories with the iconic #11 car. The 2023 season also proved to be strong for them. However, amidst the success, speculation arose regarding Denny Hamlin’s contract renewal as he had not yet signed an extension for the upcoming season.

Interestingly, during the “Actions Detrimental” podcast, many were hopeful that discussions would revolve around both Denny Hamlin’s contract situation and the unfortunate pit stop mishaps faced by JGR at Darlington. To everyone’s surprise, Joe Gibbs took a different route. He shared a story that unveiled Denny Hamlin’s long-standing dream of racing for his team, adding a unique and unexpected twist to the conversation.

Trending

Get instantly notified of the hottest NASCAR stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

Joe Gibbs started, “I kinda want to talk about the future okay? So it seems like we’ve been pretty good for each other for long period of time now I go all the way backI think one of the great sports stories and I always tell a story when I’m talking about Denny”

“I walked out of the restaurant Manassas Verginia, roughly 20 years ago and there’s a kid standing there looks like 11 or 12 and he goes, ‘Hey coach, can you sign this autograph?’ So he said Coach, I figured he football fan, I took his hat and signed it and his dad took a picture and we still got the picture and I handed it back to him and whenI turned the leave he goes, ‘ I’m fine drive for you someday”.

“I turned around and leave and it was Denny Hamlin. I always tell s story when Denny’s aroundI always tell him you didn’t tell me I was gonna have o pay you a million dollars to drive for me”. Joe Gibbs concluded with a burst of laughter.

Denny Hamlin’s use of the term “Coach” when addressing JG harks back to the enduring legacy of Joe Gibbs during his stints as an NFL football coach. Joe Gibbs served as the head coach for the Washington Redskins in two periods: first, from 1981 to 1992, and later, from 2004 to 2007. He was inducted into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, in 1996 and 2020 respectively.

WATCH THIS STORY: Denny Hamlin swears loyalty away from Joe Gibbs during contract discussions.

I just bought this house” Joe Gibbs shared a claim of Denny Hamlin that left him utterly amazed

Joe Gibbs’ mansion stands as a testament to remarkable architecture and jaw-dropping exterior to its interiors. Joe Gibbs recounted an intriguing story involving Denny Hamlin surprising him with an unexpected claim upon visiting his house.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

In Joe Gibbs’ words, “Two year after I signed him, I seen him back of my house here on the lake.” He highlighted the four decades of hard work he invested in acquiring the house. Joe Gibbs continued, “I see the jetski coming back and lands on next door, I walk over there and its Denny and I looked at him and Denny what are you doing?”

Denny Hamlin’s response took him by surprise. He revealed, “I think I just bought this house” JG then gestured toward the house, noting that it was twice the size of his own.

This story underscores the close bond shared between Joe Gibbs and Denny Hamlin. As for whether Denny Hamlin will continue his journey with Joe Gibbs in the upcoming season, it remains to be seen. What do you think?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“Nah Hamlin Is Alway Right”- NASCAR World Makes a Laughing Stock of Paranoid Denny Hamlin’s Self-Inflicting Blow at Darlington

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Written by:

Moinakhtar Akhunji

273Articles

One take at a time

Moinakhtar Akhunji is a NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. With a love for racing spanning almost a decade, he brings his passion and expertise to every article he writes. Growing up as an automobile enthusiast, he quickly developed a deep appreciation for the technical and competitive aspects of both F1 and NASCAR.
Show More>

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK

America’s Favorite Video Today