From his ‘front row’ position, Hamlin enjoys Kansas’ victory

Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin, the owner of a NASCAR Cup Series squad, got a lot of pleasure from Kurt Busch’s triumph in Kansas on Sunday.

Denny Hamlin

When Bubba Wallace handed 23XI Motorsports its first series victory in a wet condition race at Talladega previous autumn, Hamlin was in the race, however the race was finally called when the race was halted.

On Sunday, meanwhile, Denny was watching Busch beat his younger brother, Kyle, and then Kyle Larson in the closing laps to score his 1st victory as 23XI Racing’s latest racer.

Hamlin’s performance in his No. 11 Toyota was challenging because he had to begin at the back of the pack and was nearly always sent back to the back due to pit road mishaps.

Hamlin had an interesting firsthand experience as a victorious owner of the car while racing 4th late in the race. 23XI Racing is owned by Hamlin and NBA legend Michael Jordan.

“One of the funnest things is having a front row seat to those final 25 laps. I mean, it was right there in front of me,” he said. “I’m pushing, because honestly I really wanted a one-two finish like really bad, but my car just wasn’t where it was early in the day and the track rubbered up, and we just weren’t as good.

“That was the funnest part – seeing it and seeing it live. Yes, I’m watching it, and I’m just, you, know, ‘Go, go.’ It’s such a weird feeling. But I looked at my lap times and I was doing my job.

“I wasn’t letting up at all and getting the most out of the car I could, but you just can’t help but be emotional about it. Certainly there’s been no win that I’ve had that has equaled the emotions of this one for sure.”

Hamlin has already seen both squads win in less than two seasons after starting from the bottom up to develop a new Cup squad, providing crucial confirmation that he and Jordan’s strategy for the organisation is the right one.

The outcome on Sunday revealed a side of Hamlin that few people know about, demonstrating that his passionate stake in his club is at least as significant as his financial one.

When a racer who has won 47 races in his profession, including three Daytona 500 triumphs, says that seeing a victory as an owner of the car has left him the “most excited” he’s ever been for any victory, along with one of his own, it’s a powerful statement.

“I’ve obviously been excited for the Daytona 500, but I just don’t know why this one just feels bigger to me. I think a lot of it is because I watched it live,” Hamlin said. “I think had I been on the other side of the track and just kind of looked at the pylon it would be one thing.

“But I had a front row seat to it. I don’t know. I’ve kind of got a very tough RBF, yeah, and I don’t show my emotion a lot.”

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