Denny Hamlin'south fear of lobsters could be factor in Sunday'south NASCAR Cup race

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Source:   —  September 23, 2017, at 8:43 PM

m. ET on NBCSN), he’ll have to face his fear. Not on the race track, mind you. In triumph lane. As portion of its post-race ceremony, the Magic Mi awards the winning driver a gigantic live lobster.

Denny Hamlin'south fear of lobsters could be factor in Sunday'south NASCAR Cup race

If Denny Hamlin wins Sun’s ISM Connect three hundred Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at NH Motor Speedway (two p. m. ET on NBCSN), he’ll have to face his fear.

Not on the race track, mind you. In triumph lane.

As portion of its post-race ceremony, the Magic Mi awards the winning driver a gigantic live lobster. When Hamlin won at NH in July, he recoiled when crew chief Mike Wheeler tried to hand him the 22-pound prize.

Realize that Hamlin hates lobsters. He can’t eat if someone is consuming a lobster at a nearby table. And though he finally posed for a few photos with the giant lobster after the summer race, it wasn't an experience the driver of the No. eleven Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota relished.

So even if Hamlin wins the second race in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs and punches his ticket to the following round, he’ll visit victory lane with a distinct sense of dread, even though the lobster’s claws are held firmly close by large rubber bands.

“Yeah, I've never really liked them to start with,” Hamlin said. “I don't love the taste of them. I don't -- I just don't love looking at them. They've pincers, really, so I don't love anything that's unpleasant and has pincers.

“I don't know –- it's just a huge scorpion in my mind. I attempt to stay far from them and, yeah, I've had some fascinating moments with them for sure that I don't care to recall or bring back up.”

Of course, those who might wish to play a practical joke on Hamlin know how to elaborate a joke that’s guaranteed to be effective.

A lobster once appeared mysteriously in the toilet in Hamlin’s motor coach.

“I’ve had one in my toilet before, yes,” Hamlin said. “It was disturbing.”

Coincidentally, Monday happens to be National Lobster Day.

Hamlin won’t be celebrating.

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