WATCH: Denny Hamlin Cheekily Teases Wearing a Post Malone-Inspired Race Suit at Martinsville

Published 10/31/2021, 7:55 AM EDT
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)


Denny Hamlin is in good spirits heading into Martinsville. The Joe Gibbs driver recently posted a tweet in which he teased his suit for the race on Halloween weekend along with making a shout-out to rapper Post Malone.

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In the tweet, the driver posted pictures from Malone’s music video of his song ‘Motley Crew’ which was directed by Cole Benett.

Hamlin told his followers he ‘might just wear’ the costume-inspired race suit ahead of the crucial race in the series.

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In 2019, the Grammy-winning artist released his new song, ‘Motley Crew’.

The music video of the song was filmed on a NASCAR Track with the visuals of Post Malone performing his song as a NASCAR Driver.

The music video was shot on the Auto Club Speedway and also featured Denny Hamlin and Bubba Wallace.

Naturally, the song and the video gained popularity among NASCAR supporters, but it also took NASCAR to a newer group of fans as Post Malone is one of the most famous artists in the world.

Denny Hamlin ready for a smart race in Martinsville

Although Hamlin will automatically qualify for the Last 4 with a race win, the driver also remains aware of other scenarios of making it.

Speaking to WDBJ7, Hamlin revealed his pragmatic approach to the race.

“I just need to make sure I get some stage points and don’t give it away early, and I think we’ll be alright to advance.”

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)

Yet the immensely experienced driver also emphasised that he will ‘battle’ for the first place.

“We want to battle for the win because if in the battle for a win, we’ll be fine no matter where we finish.”

However, he would also want to avoid any unnecessary distractions or clashes in the race. This goes for all drivers, but especially for Hamlin, who has a history of feuds and altercations in Martinsville.

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With only 2 points behind Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin knows he has to find the right balance between using his experience and feeding off of his ‘will to win’, if he is to make it to Phoenix.

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Whether he’s able to do so and advance, we’ll find out on Sunday.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A Graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for the better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in the future.

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