Denny Hamlin is set to continue as the driver of the No. 11 for years to come
FedEx has a long standing partnership with both Denny Hamlin and Joe Gibbs Racing. The previous extension was due to end at the finale of the 2021 racing season.
However, before the official start of the 2020 season, a renewal agreement has already been reached with Joe Gibbs Racing. Additionally, the team has extended the driver contract with Hamlin.
“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.”
The sponsorship renewal confirms Hamlin’s seat in the No. 11 machine for at least several more years.
The extension terms call it a multi-year deal. However, the exact length of the extension was not released.
“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, via a release from the team.
“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.”
Robertson concluded, “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.”
Hamlin is a three-time winner of the famed Daytona 500. He enters the new season as the defending winner of the race. He’s collected 44 wins ion his career thus far.
Denny Hamlin will embark on a new venture in 2021. Not only will he serve as the driver of the No. 11 but he’s also the co-owner of the newly formed 23XI Racing car which will be piloted by Bubba Wallace.