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What I Like About You

Denny Hamlin
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By Carol Einarsson | 06/27/2008
Category: What I Like About You

Denny Hamlin

I like that you race for Joe Gibbs Racing, my favorite owner in the series.

I like that your foundation supports cystic fibrosis, because I don't hear a lot of other drivers or athletes supporting that group.

I like that in 2006, your first full season, you finished in third place in the Cup Series.

I like that in that same year, you ran a full Busch schedule and you finished fourth!

I like that in just 95 races, you've led more than 2,000 laps.

I like that you're car #11 and to date you've had 11 poles. Sure, we hope you get more, but for now it's kind of a cool stat the way it is. And so far this year, you've finished on the lead lap 11 times. There's that number again!

I like that your favorite movie (Shawshank Redemption) is one of my favorites, also.

I like that your favorite food (spaghetti) is my favorite, too, and every year on my birthday when I would get to pick what we had for dinner, I'd choose that.

I like that you've won at your home track in front of your friends and family.

I like that you live next door to your team owner. I bet Joe's a great neighbor.

I like that you have a better average finish at Loudon than anyone else that's raced more there more than once.

I like that when we met you in Kansas in 2006, you'd had a horrible Friday, but you were still kind enough to let a kid get his picture with you.

I like that in your career, you've got a better than 50% average of top-10s. More often than not, in the span of two and a half years, you're in the "TV post-race interview" spot. I bet FED-EX likes that!

I like that you're the first Rookie to ever win the Bud Shootout.

I like that you're auctioning off slow things, among them a wiffle ball and bat, snow shoes, a manual push mower, a stamp dispenser, a stop sign, a crock pot, and a rotary telephone.

And one more thing I like about you, Denny Hamlin...

I like that even though you've been Cup racing for just two and a half years, you have a section in your store labeled "Vintage Hamlin". I won't mention that I probably have shoes older than you...maybe I should sell them here as Vintage Einarsson. Or not.



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