“Kyle Busch Probably Thought the Same Thing” – Denny Hamlin Gives NASCAR Community Ugly Déjà Vu

Published 01/18/2023, 1:15 PM EST
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – SEPTEMBER 10: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 Acumatica Toyota, walks the grid during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on September 10, 2022 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Who wouldn’t want Denny Hamlin on their team? However, with the 2023 season coming close, only a contract talk can help retain Hamlin in Joe Gibbs Racing. But Hamlin isn’t worried about that. In fact, with the kind of rapport he has with JGR, the #11 driver feels that the deal is already done. The contract talks are just a formality.

In a recent tweet posted by Fox Sports reporter Bob Pockrass, it is clear that Denny Hamlin is confident about his extension with Joe Gibbs Racing. However, what’s interesting to see is that Hamlin’s confidence did not sit well with Kyle Busch’s fans. But who can blame them? They do have a valid reason for it.

After JGR failed to secure a sponsor for Kyle Busch after M&M’s exit, Rowdy had to part ways with the team and restart his racing career at Richard Childress Racing.


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Yikes. They do not seem happy about it.

And to be fair, it’s not their fault. After witnessing the heartbreaking departure of Kyle Busch from Joe Gibbs Racing, NASCAR fans are disappointed in JGR and its management.

However, this doesn’t mean that the same will be true for Denny Hamlin. If #11 feels that it isn’t difficult to get a deal from JGR, then probably he is right. After all, with his new venture ready to take on the fans, it is more than important for Hamlin to be optimistic!

Denny Hamlin becomes part of Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Dirty Mo Media extension

It is official. Denny Hamlin will be hosting a new podcast for the company “Actions Detrimental with Denny Hamlin.” Moreover, as reported by Insider, the podcast is an extension of Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Dirty Mo Media.


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CHARLOTTE, NC – MAY 28: Denny Hamlin (#11 Joe Gibbs Racing FedEx Ground Toyota) looks on during practice for the running of the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 on May 28, 2022, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.(Photo by Jeffrey Vest/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Excited to have his ‘brutally honest’ friend onboard, Earnhardt Jr said,

“Denny is one of the more polarizing individuals in the sport right now. We know he can be candid, opinionated, and entertaining as a driver, but he also is very insightful on the challenges and thrills of team ownership. This is going to be fun seeing Denny create content, and I am excited that he is doing it with Dirty Mo Media.”


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WATCH THIS STORY: Denny Hamlin Clarifies Bubba Wallace’s Disputed Tweet After Michael Jordan Fined Him $1 Million for Kyle Larson Assault

Co-hosted by Jared Allen, the podcast promises to provide an unfiltered, honest, and bold perspective into the NASCAR universe. Reportedly, beginning February 6, 2023, the show will release weekly episodes, probably ruffling a few feathers each time.



Devyani Sharma

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Devyani Sharma is a NASCAR Author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her postgrad in English Literature, she has worked as a content writer for a while now. With over three years of experience in the field and hundreds of articles published on the web, Devyani has now associated with EssentiallySports to start her journey in the world of sports journalism.

Edited By: Akash Pandhare