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Joe Gibbs Racing announces extensions with Denny Hamlin, FedEx

NASCAR NASCAR Cup Series

By Sarah Handy, Staff Writer

Today, Joe Gibbs Racing announced multi-year extensions with both driver NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin and long-time sponsor, FedEx.

Hamlin has spent his entire NASCAR Cup Series career with Joe Gibbs Racing, having made his series debut with the team at Kansas Speedway in 2005. The following season he joined the organization full-time and captured his first win at NASCAR’s elite level at Pocono Raceway in June of 2006. He later went on to win the series second visit to the track that July, sweeping both events at the Tricky Triangle from the pole position.

“I’m so fortunate to have the support of FedEx behind me throughout my career,” said Hamlin. “I take a tremendous amount of pride in having the opportunity to represent them not only on the racetrack, but also in the community through the countless programs they have supported for the better part of these past two decades.”

FedEx has been along for the journey and remained a primary sponsor on the No. 11 car for over fifteen years, including Hamlin’s three DAYTONA 500 victories.

“The relationship between FedEx and our organization has been a tremendous success story in so many ways. We’re excited that FedEx will continue to support Denny and our No. 11 team,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. “Denny continues to perform at the top of our sport. And our goal is to continue to position him and FedEx to win a championship.”

Hamlin’s massive amount of success and consistency across the board has seen him rack up 44 career wins in the NASCAR Cup Series. He also has earned 179 top-five, and 280 top-10’s to go along with 33 pole awards.

The Chesterfield, VA native is the defending DAYTONA 500 Champion, a race victory that long-time sponsor FedEx was on board for.

“FedEx has remained the primary sponsor of the #11 car and Denny Hamlin for over fifteen years, and together we have celebrated many successes on and off the track including 3 Daytona 500 wins,” said Jenny Robertson, Senior Vice President, FedEx Integrated and Marketing Communications.

“The FedEx Racing relationship with Joe Gibbs Racing has continued to provide meaningful opportunities for us to engage our customers, team members, and fans , as well as make a positive impact in the community. We are honored to extend this relationship with the Joe Gibbs Racing organization for multiple years and continue the drive for a NASCAR Cup Series championship.”

Feature Photo Credit: Nigel Kinrade Photography / NKP Photo

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Sarah Handy
A native of Rhode Island, and not growing up in a family that followed much racing, she watched it on occasion as a youngster, but her passion for the sport truly came to light around 2002-2003. Sarah is a 2021 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a BA in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. In 2016, after starting her own blog but without much success, Sarah was approached to join Rubbings Racing as a Staff Writer. She went on to spend about three years writing for the outlet and helping manage their social media accounts. Following her time with Rubbings Racing, Sarah went on to join Kickin’ the Tires in May of 2019 with this year being her second full season with the outlet. Her favorite tracks include her home track of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway to name a few. In addition to her racing work with Kickin’ the Tires, Sarah is also the Director of Marketing for NASCAR driver Ryan Ellis. When not at the racetrack, she enjoys reading, running, soccer and hanging out with her friends.

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