Denny Hamlin hasn’t ever actually been the preferred driver amongst NASCAR followers. He’s had greater than his share of conflicts with different drivers. The three-time Daytona 500 winner even joked lately about how all of the drivers he’s had feuds with have gone on to win Cup Collection championships, whereas he’s but to win one.
Sadly, this weekend Hamlin added to his legacy in Miami throughout NASCAR’s week off resulting from Easter. Late Saturday night time, he took to Twitter and complained concerning the service he obtained from an Uber driver, together with the motive force’s profile information in his tweet. The response was overwhelmingly towards Hamlin for doxing the motive force and doubtlessly jeopardizing the person’s livelihood. Apparently, it’s not his first run-in with an Uber driver.
Denny Hamlin’s conflicts prior to now on the observe
In 17 seasons on the NASCAR Cup Collection, Denny Hamlin has tallied 286 top-10 finishes, 44 wins, and a number of conflicts along with his fellow drivers. Some of the notable feuds occurred lately with NASCAR’s hottest driver, Chase Elliott.
It began in 2017 when Elliott appeared headed for his first Cup Collection victory at Martinsville when Hamlin nudged him from behind with three laps remaining, ending any hopes of victory and damaging Elliott’s playoff hopes. A couple of weeks later, Elliott acquired payback and knocked Hamlin out of a race.
A couple of years later, Elliott gained the championship. Apparently, Elliott is the newest of 4 drivers who’ve had feuds with Hamlin at one time limit of their careers and later gained titles. The opposite three are Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, and Joey Logano.
When made conscious of that nugget of knowledge, Hamlin joked about it on Twitter, calling himself the “Good Luck Chuck of NASCAR” in reference to the 2007 romantic comedy Good Luck Chuck the place girls discover their one real love after having intercourse with a dentist named Chuck.
Denny Hamlin doxes Uber driver on Twitter
Whereas Denny Hamlin can joke concerning the feuds he’s had on the observe prior to now, he was in no temper for joking late Saturday night time. After posting a photograph of himself on Instagram earlier within the day carrying his “Sunday finest” and consuming an grownup beverage from South Seaside, one thing occurred between the NASCAR driver and his Uber driver.
Hamlin took to Twitter to air his grievances with the motive force.
“Expensive @Uber. This man that’s driving round Miami south seashore is an entire douche bag,” he wrote.
That tweet by itself wouldn’t be thought-about a giant deal. Nonetheless, Hamlin additionally included the motive force’s profile, which included the motive force’s identify and his profile picture.
Receives destructive response, together with being known as a ‘Karen’
Denny Hamlin obtained lots of suggestions to his tweet, and far of it destructive. Many followers pointed to the profile Hamlin included and the way the motive force has been driving for six years and obtained a 4.93 score, which in accordance with many, is a superb file.
“4.9 stars in 6 years in Miami? I’m going with Alejandro on this one,” wrote one particular person.
Others questioned why Hamlin didn’t simply attain out to Uber help via the app as an alternative of taking it to Twitter. Uber did reply to Hamlin’s put up on Twitter asking for extra data on the incident.
On the NASCAR subreddit, the sentiment was a lot the identical.
“Denny Hamlin is precisely the kind of particular person I’d count on to Karen complain put up on social media,” one put up learn.
Monitor file of giving Uber drivers poor rankings
Surprisingly, this isn’t Denny Hamlin’s first time to complain to about an Uber driver. In 2016, after profitable the Daytona 500 for the primary time, TMZ caught up with the motive force for a fast interview. Uber drivers got here up within the dialog and Hamlin admitted he’s given poor driver rankings prior to now.
“I really needed to flip one Uber driver in as a result of he was terrible. He was driving like 30 miles an hour under the pace restrict and he was swerving all around the street. I felt unhealthy as a result of I like giving good rankings as a result of I like getting picked up, however that man was horrible.”
Whether or not the motive force in Miami was driving sluggish, swerving, or possibly requested him about his pajamas, Hamlin hasn’t made clear. One factor that’s clear is Denny Hamlin has a crucial eye relating to drivers and it’s not simply restricted to those that make left activates Sundays.