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Hamlin on why he hates lobsters: ‘It’s just a big scorpion’

If Denny Hamlin wins Sunday’s ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET on NBCSN), he’ll have to face his fear.Not on the race track, mind you. In Victory Lane. As part of its post-race ceremony, the Magic Mile awards the winning driver a gigantic live lobster. When Hamlin won at New Hampshire in July, he recoiled when crew chief Mike Wheeler tried to hand him the 22-pound prize. click here to read the story 14:11

Denny Hamlin freaked out by 22-lb live lobster after winning New Hampshire NASCAR race

Like many NASCAR tracks, New Hampshire Motor Speedway has a distinct tradition where it rewards winning drivers with a prize representative of that particular region. Similar to how the trophy at Auto Club Speedway in Southern California includes a surfboard, or Texas Motor Speedway a cowboy boot. What awaited the winner of Sunday’s Cup Series race at New Hampshire was a 22-pound live lobster. A prize race-winner Denny Hamlin wanted no part of as he fled when crew chief Mike Wheeler tried to hand Loudon the Lobster to him in victory lane. Hamlin did overcome his fear briefly to take a few photographs with the crustacean. click here to read the story 12:04