Denny Hamlin Feb 19, 2023; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin (11) during the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Denny Hamlin did something he’d never done before in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Sunday.

He peed in his race suit.

He’s not proud of it, but admits “he kinda liked it.”

Hamlin shared the experience on his Actions Detrimental with Denny Hamlin podcast Monday.

The race featured a number of late crashes and cautions. Hamlin and co-host Jared Allen were talking about the delays when out of the blue Hamlin announced, “Oh, I did something.”

“For the first time in my whole career … 19 years. Peed my seat,” Hamlin continued. “I was hurting. I was so thirsty the second half of the race, but I couldn’t drink any more because my body, I was just sitting there in my seat saying, ‘Let it go. Let it go. And I just couldn’t let it go.

“I just have never been able to go in the car. … Something just doesn’t feel right to my body.”

But as the race dragged on … and on, Hamlin knew he was in trouble.

“I’m looking at my clock … I’m like, there’s 20 laps to go, how many more yellows are there going to be — I just don’t think I’m going to make it,” Hamlin said. “And my stomach is killing me … my bladder is just dying. I finally get to pit road and they’re working on the damage and I just close my eyes, trying to think of something that will make me go.”

“And then as soon as I got the first dribble, boom! It was warm, and then it was cold, I never felt what it felt like to pee in my seat. But I kinda liked it. Is that weird?”

Allen wisely responded, “I’ve never peed in a car before, so I can’t …”

“I know, I know,” Hamlin said. “I don’t want to sound weird.”

Hamlin certainly isn’t the first driver to admit going No. 1 in a race car; in fact, the practice is likely far more common than drivers want to admit.

While Hamlin was dealing with his issues, NASCAR fans got a real treat later on as Daniel Suárez won a three-wide photo finish over Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch.


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