#11 Race Shop
Check out the photos below to get an idea of what goes on in the Joe Gibbs #11 Race Shop.
Joe Gibbs Racing builds their Sprint Cup cars from the ground up. The Chassis shop is where over 30 new Sprint Cup cars are born each year.
Car of Tomorrow
After debuting in a limited role during the 2007 season, the Car of Tomorrow (COT) began running full-time on the Sprint Cup circuit with the season opening Budweiser Shoot-out at Daytona in 2008.
The engine is the most important, and fragile component of making a Sprint car go fast. Joe Gibbs Racing has over 35 employees working in the engine show, building over 400 engines each year.
Joe Gibbs Racing employees 30 engineers that use state of the art equipment to ensure the highest possible performance for the #11 FedEx Toyota.
The fabrication shop is where the body of the #11 FedEx Toyotas take shape. Joe Gibbs Racing has over 50 employees working in the 100,000 square foot fab shop, making over 30 new bodies each off-season.
#11 FedEx Hauler
The #11 FedEx hauler takes the primary and back-up cars to each of the 38 stops on the Sprint Cup circuit while serving as the FedEx Racing team headquarters at the track. The primary driver, Jerry Hess, drives over 70,000 miles per year.
#11 Pit Box
Weighing over 7000 lbs., the #11 pit box is the command center during the race. It houses several cameras, several computers, and all the tools needed to address in-race needs of the #11 FedEx Toyota.
The set-up room at Joe Gibbs Racing measures over 230,000 square feet. This is the primary room in the shop where the approximate 50 Joe Gibbs Racing Sprint Cup cars are housed.