Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Denny Hamlin

Bojangles’ Southern 500 profiles: Denny Hamlin

DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) - The Bojangles' Southern 500 is this Sunday, and WMBF News will be bringing you complete in-depth coverage in the hours leading up to the race during Race Day Live, our exclusive pre-race special.

Learn more about the drivers racing in this year's Bojangles' Southern 500 who are in the Race for the Chase in the Sprint Cup Series.

According to his official website, Denny Hamlin was the 2006 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year, becoming the first rookie to ever qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

In 2014, Hamlin qualified for the championship round of the playoff-style format adapted by the NASCAR Chase for the Cup, nearly winning his first title, according to the website.

Hamlin has two wins this year, including the season-opening Daytona 500.

He has climbed back into the top 10 in points thanks to six straight top 10 finishes. Hamlin won the Southern 500 in 2010.

Copyright 2016 WMBF News. All rights reserved.