Download the 2017 FedEx Racing press materials at http://www.fedexracing.com/presskit, including bios for Denny Hamlin, Mike Wheeler and Joe Gibbs Racing leadership, program highlights, statistics and the 2017 crew roster.
Denny Hamlin and the #11 team will travel to Darlington, S.C., for Sunday night's historic Southern 500 at the iconic 1.33-mile, egg-shaped Darlington Raceway oval. Hamlin owns a 6.3 average finish at the "Lady in Black" and has led 427 laps in 11 career races at Darlington. During his last visit to the track that is "Too Tough to Tame," Hamlin collected his sixth top-five finish at the South Carolina speedway after finishing fourth in the event won by Martin Truex Jr. Hamlin will drive a special #11 Sport Clips Toyota paint scheme this weekend, honoring "Mr. Modified", Ray Hendrick, and his iconic "Flying 11."
Delivering Laps for FedEx Cares:
This season, FedEx is tying the performance of the #11 FedEx Toyota on the track to its efforts to improve road safety through a new program, Delivering Laps for FedEx Cares, by donating $111 for each lap Hamlin leads and $11,000 for each race victory to Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit working to protect kids on the road, at home and at play. FedEx will also contribute $111,000 to Safe Kids if the #11 team wins the 2017 NASCAR championship.
To date, Denny has led 266 laps and captured one win, and FedEx has donated $40,526 to Safe Kids through the Delivering Laps for FedEx Cares program. Fans can track the total amount donated to date from the Delivering Laps for FedEx Cares program on the homepage of FedExRacing.com.