Download the 2016 FedEx Racing press materials at www.fedexracing.com/presskit, including bios for Denny Hamlin, Mike Wheeler and Joe Gibbs Racing leadership, program highlights, statistics and the 2016 crew roster.
Michigan Quick Recap: Hamlin Cuts Tire Finishing 33rd
Denny Hamlin cut a left rear tire and hit the inside retaining wall with 11 laps to go in the Sunday, June 12th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, relegating the #11 FedEx Office team to a 33rd place finish in the race won by Joey Logano. See full post-race report
Design for Denny:
In May, FedEx asked NASCAR fans to help choose Denny Hamlin's special #11 FedEx Cares paint scheme for the Toyota/Save Mart 350. The winning design, which garnered the most votes on social media and triggered $55,000 in donations to five charitable organizations on behalf of FedEx through FedEx Cares, will be revealed via 360-degree virtual reality experience during the Sonoma Raceway media luncheon on Thursday, June 23 at McCormick & Keluto's in historic Ghirardelli Square in downtown San Francisco. Through the FedEx Cares global giving initiative, FedEx is investing $200 million in 200 communities around the world by 2020.
The Series heads to Sonoma Raceway for the first of two road course events on the 2016 NASCAR calendar. Hamlin owns one top-five finish and two top-10 results in 10 career starts at the 1.99-mile track, with a career-best fifth in 2009. He has led a total of 48 laps at Sonoma in his career. Denny's special #11 FedEx Cares Toyota for Sonoma will feature five charities: the USO, National Urban League, Safe Kids Worldwide, JA Worldwide and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.
|Race||Toyota/Save Mart 350|
|Date/Time||June 26/12:00 p.m. PT|
|Distance||110 laps/218.9 miles|
|Track Length||1.99 miles|
|Track Shape||Road Course|
|2015 Winner||Kyle Busch|
Hamlin Conversation (Sonoma)
How important is it for you to participate in initiatives such as FedEx Cares?
"Obviously for me, being part of such a great company that does so much for communities around the world is very important to me. I've had the chance to volunteer and give back to people and places all over the country, and this weekend in Sonoma will be no different. We helped raise $55,000 for very deserving organizations through our social voting campaign in May, and I'm excited for the #11 FedEx Cares Toyota design to hit the track at Sonoma."
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#11 FedEx Racing - 2016 Crew Roster
Crew Chief - Mike "Wheels" Wheeler
Car Chief - Leo Thorsen
Engineers - Matt Beckman, Sam McAuley
Shock Specialist - Drew Bible
Tire Specialist - Kerry Ferris
Mechanics - Troy Welty, John Furino, Sean Kerlin
Spotter - Chris Lambert
Front Tire Changer: Dustin Necaise
Front Tire Carrier: Brandon Pegram
Rear Tire Changer: Mike Hicks
Rear Tire Carrier: Heath Cherry
Jack Man: Nate Bolling
Gas Man: Caleb Hurd
Pit Crew Coordinator: Paul Alepa
Athletic Director: Mike Lepp
Transportation - Frank Hodel, David Ott