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Outspoken Insider Exposes NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin Dependence With 6-Word Claim

Published 09/19/2023, 6:37 AM EDT

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Once again, it’s Denny Hamlin celebrating in victory lane, marking his 51st Cup win. The Last Great Colosseum was brimming with passionate fans who had gathered to cheer on their favorite drivers. Among them, Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson were strong contenders, both eyeing victory at Bristol. However, Denny Hamlin ultimately seized the win, leading an impressive 142 laps.

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Despite his on-track success, it’s no secret that Denny Hamlin has been in the spotlight for receiving boos from fans this year. This trend persisted even after his win at the Darlington Xfinity race. Despite the mixed reception, Hamlin continues to deliver outstanding performances.

Intriguingly, an outspoken NASCAR Insider has shed light on Denny Hamlin’s unique significance in the sport, unveiling a secret that sets him apart from other NASCAR drivers.


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NASCAR insider’s bold claim

Over the years, the landscape of racing has undergone significant changes. Drivers now seem willing to do whatever it takes to secure a win. Notably, Ross Chastain and Denny Hamlin have garnered attention for their aggressive driving styles. Kenny Wallace, an outspoken figure in the sport, has shed light on Denny Hamlin’s unique approach, suggesting that it injects much-needed entertainment into NASCAR, which appears to be fading among other drivers.

Speaking on the Kenny Wallace show, Kenny expressed his admiration for Denny Hamlin, saying, “He’s the gift that keeps giving and you know I’m a Denny fan because I truly believe that our drivers have lost their luster and you know we’ve had Kevin Harvick on here and he said,’ look a lot of the things I did back in the day were a show.


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He continued, “Now you’re saying to a guy that’s like a best friend with the great Michael Jordan like you’re going to get Denny Hamlin. He’s got his show ‘Actions Detrimental’, he says what he wants to say, turns it off and goes at the race track, qualifies second, and wins the race. So, keep your booing up because he’s awesome and I think NASCAR should pay Denny Hamlin money because there’s no doubt in my mind right now that Denny Hamlin is the show.

In fact, Denny Hamlin’s response to the fans after winning the race was quite startling, further emphasizing his distinctive approach to the sport.

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Denny Hamlin responds to boos

Regarded as the best driver never to have clinched a NASCAR championship, Denny Hamlin is determined to shed that label this year. However, despite his remarkable performances, fans don’t seem to be showing the appreciation he deserves. So, what’s behind these persistent boos? Kenny Wallace suggests that these jeers may have intensified due to Hamlin’s podcast, ‘Actions Detrimental.’

Yet, after securing victory at the race, Denny Hamlin didn’t let the crowd’s disapproval dampen his spirits. With a smile on his face and his hand raised in triumph, Hamlin shifted his focus to the grandstands during his NBC Sports post-race interview. Pointing out to the booing crowd, he remarked,

“Hey, I beat your favorite driver.”


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“Who would that be?”

“All of ‘em,” Hamlin said as he walked off.


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While Denny Hamlin has yet to capture a championship title, he seems to be a formidable contender this year, leaving many to ponder the possibility of him finally clinching that coveted title. What are your thoughts?

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Written by:

Moinakhtar Akhunji


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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.
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Kratika Vajpayee