Joe Gibbs Racing recently announced that they have signed Denny Hamlin to a multi-year agreement, along with FedEx.
Hamlin’s contract with JGR was set to expire at the end of the 2021 season, with his future with the team in doubt. However, the extension put such rumours to bed as Hamlin is set to continue as their No. 11 Toyota driver.
“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.”
Hamlin has maintained that if he keeps up his level of performance, he sees no reason to retire early. Having won seven Cup races last season and making it to the championship race, Hamlin is not stopping anytime soon.
Hamlin has also won the Daytona 500 three out of five times in the last five years. He will be looking to win his third consecutive Daytona 500 on February 14.
The JGR driver will be entering the 2021 season not only as a driver but also a team owner with 23XI Racing team.