Sunday, December 12, 2010

Denny Hamlin's Christmas spirit

Denny Hamlin signs autographs for fans in Las Vegas during
Champion's Week. (Todd Warshaw / Getty Images for NASCAR)

Denny Hamlin has a special present to give this Christmas. The runner-up to the Sprint Cup championship announced on his Twitter page that he will be giving away an all-expenses paid vacation to one lucky family through the social networking site on Christmas.

In his tweets Friday, Hamlin said on his account, @dennyhamlin:

"Tune into my twitter on christmas day.. I'm going to give away a vacation for a family up to 4 to any destination in the US!
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"I'm going to provide airfare, hotel, and spending money."

By Sunday morning, Hamlin's initial tweet announcing the giveaway had been retweeted by more than 100 Twitter followers looking to spread the word.

The act of generosity is Hamlin's latest to show his appreciation to NASCAR fans. In 2009, Hamlin started the "Denny's Seats" program through his website, which gave away four tickets to each race. It was Hamlin's way of helping fans during the tough economic times. In 2010, Hamlin moved the program to Twitter, giving away tickets the night before every race by asking his followers to answer a trivia question.

Follow Hamlin on Twitter for more information leading up to the giveaway. His gesture will give one family a Christmas gift they'll never forget.

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