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2020 Pre-Race Reports

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway Recap:

Making a stop in New England at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Denny Hamlin and the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry team rolled off the grid for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 in the second position and finished stage one in the first position. With the handling on the tight side early in the race, crew chief Chris Gabehart and the FedEx team made adjustments to improve the handling and Hamlin finished stage two in second place. With the balance of the FedEx Camry pretty close, Hamlin needed a little more assistance with the tight-handling condition as the race continued. The team made adjustments throughout the race and the handling continued to improve. As the race closed in on the final laps, Hamlin again found himself in the runner-up position. For the second year in a row, Hamlin finished second at the Loudon, New Hampshire track. Hamlin led the race 10 times for a total of 92 laps.

Michigan International Speedway Preview:

The NASCAR Cup Series now heads to the Irish Hills and Michigan International Speedway for a double-header weekend. Hamlin has 28 starts at the 2.0-mile track with two wins, eight top-five finishes and 13 top-10 finishes. Hamlin’s average start at the track is 12.1 and average finish is 13.8. He has led 198 laps and completed 98.1 percent of the laps he has attempted at the Michigan track. With wins at the track in 2010 and 2011, Hamlin most recently finished second to Kevin Harvick in the August 2019 event at Michigan International Speedway.

 

Title
Track Michigan International Speedway
Races 28
Wins 2
Poles 1
Top 5
8
Top 10
13
 
Laps Led 198
Avg. Start 12.1
Avg. Finish 13.8

Hamlin Conversation – New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

Looking ahead to this week’s race at Michigan International Speedway:

“I’m pretty optimistic heading in to Thursday’s race at Kansas. Last year for the fall race, our car was rocket fast. I did not go in to the weekend thinking we were going to dominate and we got to the front and flat dominated. There was something about the set up that really made me drive Kansas better than I have in the past. I’m not sure if you can give the driver much credit on that one. I forget where we started in the fall, but certainly it was just a fast and dominating car and we were able to hold off a few guys in those final few restarts to win it. Chris (Gabehart, crew chief) just nailed it on that one and any time you have a car that handles as good as that one, it makes things a lot easier. There isn’t much to change from the last race to this race, so that gives us a good baseline to start with Thursday night. I think based on our notes from last year and how this FedEx team has been performing this year, we can go in to Thursday night’s race and have a similar performance to last year and get another win with our FedEx Camry.”

Sunday Delivery:

The TV panel for both races this weekend at Michigan International Speedway will feature http://fedex.com/sundaydelivery, highlighting residential service delivery network, FedEx Home Delivery. FedEx Home Delivery now delivers to locations seven (7) days a week at no additional cost to your business.

FedEx Office - Along for the Ride at Michigan International Speedway:

FedEx Ground is proud to recognize the Midwest district for earning the highest overall score in safety, people and service within the Central region. t. Their district code “MWST” will be placed on the b-post of the #11 Toyota this weekend at the Michigan International Speedway.

FedEx Office – Closest to Kansas Speedway:

2800 S State St A, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, (734) 665-2400

Texas Motor Speedway Recap:

Starting the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 from the seventh position, Hamlin and the No. 11 FedEx team were a little too tight to start the race and finished stage one in the 15th position. With crew chief Chris Gabehart making changes to the FedEx Camry, Hamlin continued to improve throughout the race and finished stage two in the third position. Following a brief red flag at the start of stage three, Hamlin was able to battle with Ryan Blaney and led 11 laps before his day took a turn. During scheduled green-flag pit stops, the caution waved and trapped Hamlin one lap down, but fortunately, the team was in the “Lucky Dog” position and returned to the lead lap. Running in the 10th position, Hamlin had contact with a competitor with less than 30 laps to go in the race. The contact caused Hamlin to spin and with minimal damage, Hamlin pitted for repairs. Returning to the track and focused on earning a solid finish, Hamlin again spun on lap 328. Making repairs to the No. 11 FedEx Camry, Hamlin returned to the race one lap down and scored a 20th-place finish.

Kansas Speedway Preview:

The NASCAR Cup Series now heads to Kansas Speedway for a mid-week race on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Hamlin has 23 starts at the track in the Cup Series with two trips to victory lane, seven top-five finishes and eight top-10 finishes. Hamlin’s average start is 12.6 and average finish is 15.1 and he has led 227 laps. Hamlin and the No. 11 FedEx team return to Kansas Speedway as the most recent race winners after dominating the October 2019 race and leading 153 of 277 laps to record Hamlin’s second win at the 1.5-mile track.

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Track Kansas Speedway
Races 23
Wins 2
Poles 0
Top 5
7
Top 10
8
 
Laps Led 227
Avg. Start 12.6
Avg. Finish 15.1

Hamlin Conversation – Texas Motor Speedway:

Looking ahead to this week’s race at Kansas Speedway:

“I’m pretty optimistic heading in to Thursday’s race at Kansas. Last year for the fall race, our car was rocket fast. I did not go in to the weekend thinking we were going to dominate and we got to the front and flat dominated. There was something about the set up that really made me drive Kansas better than I have in the past. I’m not sure if you can give the driver much credit on that one. I forget where we started in the fall, but certainly it was just a fast and dominating car and we were able to hold off a few guys in those final few restarts to win it. Chris (Gabehart, crew chief) just nailed it on that one and any time you have a car that handles as good as that one, it makes things a lot easier. There isn’t much to change from the last race to this race, so that gives us a good baseline to start with Thursday night. I think based on our notes from last year and how this FedEx team has been performing this year, we can go in to Thursday night’s race and have a similar performance to last year and get another win with our FedEx Camry.”

FedEx Office - Along for the Ride at Kansas Speedway:

For the Super Start Batteries 400 at the Kansas Speedway, FedEx Freight recognizes the company’s Oklahoma City, Okla. service center by featuring the call letters OKC on the #11 FedEx Freight race car. The Oklahoma City service center, opened in 1991, has approximately 305 team members who are committed to making every FedEx experience outstanding.

FedEx Office – Closest to Kansas Speedway:

13450 W 87th St. Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66215, (913) 894-2010

 

Bristol Motor Speedway All-Star Race Recap:

Starting the All-Star race at Bristol Motor Speedway from the 15th position, Hamlin struggled with the handling of the No. 11 FedEx Camry early in the race. The Chris Gabehart led team made adjustments throughout the race to improve the FedEx Camry and Hamlin was able to make his way to the top five in the closing laps. Needing a little more adjustments to be in contention for the win and have a shot at a million dollars, Hamlin and the No. 11 FedEx Camry team came home with a solid fifth-place finish.

Texas Motor Speedway Preview:

The NASCAR Cup Series now heads to Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. Hamlin has 28 starts at the Lone Star state track in the Cup Series with three trips to victory lane, seven top-five finishes and 13 top-10 finishes. Hamlin’s average start is 13.7 and average finish is 13.8 and he has led 277 laps. Most recently Hamlin added the Spring 2019 race win to his pair of wins from when he swept the 2010 race weekends.

Title
Track Texas Motor Speedway
Races 28
Wins 3
Poles 0
Top 5
7
Top 10
12
 
Laps Led 277
Avg. Start 13.7
Avg. Finish 13.8

Hamlin Conversation – Texas Motor Speedway:

Looking ahead to this week’s race at Texas Motor Speedway:

“I’m ready to get to Texas this weekend and defend our win from last year. We had a fast FedEx Camry for the Spring race last year and we were able to get the win, but came back in the Fall and didn’t get the result we deserved. Had a fast car, I just lost it and ended our day early. Texas is a challenging track, but if we can get a good qualifying draw and start up front and keep our FedEx Camry up front, there’s no reason we can’t be the ones who walk away with the win at the end of the day on Sunday.”

 

FedEx Office - Along for the Ride at Texas Motor Speedway:

Thank you to all FedEx Office team members for rising to meet and overcome challenges on a daily basis.

FedEx Office – Closest to Texas Motor Speedway:

9604 Old Denton Rd, Suite 104, Fort Worth, TX (817) 741-3585

Kentucky Speedway Recap:

Making his 10th-career start at Kentucky Speedway, Hamlin started the Quaker State 400 from the 12th position and after 267 laps, finished the race in the same position. With the green flag waving on Sunday afternoon, Hamlin rolled off from the 12th position and quickly radioed the team about the handling of the FedEx Camry being too free. Slipping through the field, Hamlin was scored 24th at the end of stage one. The team pitted under the stage break for four tires, fuel and a big set of adjustments. Hamlin continued to struggle with the handling and finished stage two in the 17th position. The team continued to make adjustments throughout the race to improve the handling of the FedEx Camry and at the end of the 400-mile race, Hamlin was scored with a 12th-place finish.

Bristol Motor Speedway Preview:

The NASCAR Cup Series now heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the 2020 All-Star race. Hamlin has 13 appearances in the All-Star race, winning the event in 2015. This year, the race moves to a new venue, Bristol Motor Speedway. With 29 starts at the Tennessee short track in the Cup Series, Hamlin has two trips to victory lane, nine top-five finishes and 14 top-10 finishes. Hamlin’s average start is 13.4 and average finish is 14.5 and he has led 828 laps.

Title
Track Bristol Motor Speedway
Races 29
Wins 2
Poles 4
Top 5
9
Top 10
14
 
Laps Led 828
Avg. Start 13.4
Avg. Finish 14.5

Hamlin Conversation – Bristol Motor Speedway:

Looking ahead to this weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway:

“The All-Star race is always a fun event. I think this year, moving to Bristol will add to the excitement. It’s a short track, no points on the line and everyone going for their chance at a million dollars. It’ll be nice to have a limited number of fans back at the track and it will just add to the atmosphere. We had a fast FedEx Camry a few weeks ago at Bristol, led laps and had a chance to win until late in the race. We haven’t had the best luck for finishes the last two weeks, so I think a little short-track, mid-week race is just what we need to get back on track before we head to Texas.”

FedEx Ground - Along for the Ride at Bristol Motor Speedway:

FedEx Ground is proud to recognize the Canada region for earning the Region of the Year award in FY20. The Provincial and Ontario districts continue to  lead with safety, people, productivity and impeccable service.

FedEx Office – Closest to Bristol Motor Speedway:

2116 N. Roan Street, Suite 1A, Johnson City, TN 37601, (423) 283-9503

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Recap:

Making his 15th Cup Series start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Denny Hamlin rolled off from the sixth positon for Sunday’s race at the historic track. Happy with the handling of the No. 11 FedEx Camry from the start of the race, Hamlin and the team made minor tweaks throughout the race and finished stage one in the sixth position and stage two in the third position. Closing in on the end of the 400-mile race, Hamlin was leading the race with seven laps to go when he blew a right-front tire and hit the wall. With the damage to the No. 11 FedEx Camry too significant for the team to continue the race, the team was credited with a 28th-place finish after leading 19 laps.

Kentucky Speedway Preview:

The NASCAR Cup Series now heads to Kentucky Speedway for Sunday’s Quaker State 400. With nine starts at the 1.5-mile track, Hamlin has yet to visit victory lane. In his nine starts at the track, Hamlin has four top-five finishes and four top-10 finishes with a best finish of third on two different occasions (2012, 2015). Hamlin’s average start is 12.9 and average finish is 14.9 and he has led 81 laps.

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Track Kentucky Speedway
Races 9
Wins 0
Poles 0
Top 5
4
Top 10
4
 
Laps Led 81
Avg. Start 12.9
Avg. Finish 14.9

Hamlin Conversation – Kentucky Speedway:

Looking ahead to this weekend’s race at Kentucky Speedway:

“Kentucky is a place where I haven’t gotten a win yet, but we’ve been close a few times. We’ve got a few top-five finishes, but just haven’t been able to close it out at the end of the race. Last year we were fast and could run up front, but had to start from the back late in the race and then made a strategy call to try to give us a chance at a win, but we finished fifth. With the way this FedEx Camry team has been performing this year, I don’t see any reason why we can’t change that this weekend and get our first win at Kentucky. We’ll put Indy behind us and go to Kentucky and give it all we can to get the win.”

FedEx Freight - Along for the Ride at Kentucky Speedway:

For the Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway, FedEx Freight recognizes the company’s Louisville, Ky. service center by featuring the call letters LOU on the #11 FedEx Freight race car. The Louisville service center, opened in 1993, has approximately 350 team members who are committed to making every FedEx experience outstanding.

FedEx Office – Closest to Kentucky Speedway:

7901 Mall Rd, Suite 700, Florence, KY, 41042, (859) 746-0561

Pocono Raceway Recap:

Entering the double header weekend at Pocono Raceway, Denny Hamlin and the No. 11 FedEx team had two chances to visit victory lane. Hamlin entered the weekend with five wins to his credit and left The Tricky Triangle with an additional win and a second-place finish. For the Pocono Organics 325 on Saturday, Hamlin started the race from the third position and was able to lead 10 laps throughout the race before he found himself on the bumper of Kevin Harvick in the closing laps. Unable to get around Harvick for the win, the team settled for a second-place finish and vowed to come back and win on Sunday for the Pocono 350. With the top 20 finishers from Saturday’s race inverted for the start of the race on Sunday, Hamlin rolled off from the 19th position for the Pocono 350. Utilizing strategy and a fast Camry, Hamlin was able to make his way to the front of the field and again found himself battling with Harvick for the win. With crew chief Chris Gabehart playing the best strategy, Hamlin was able to lead 49 laps and come out in front of Harvick following the final pit stop of the race. Holding on to the lead, Hamlin earned his fourth win of the season and his sixth win at Pocono Raceway.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Preview:

The NASCAR Cup Series now heads to the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 400-mile race. With 14 starts at the 2.5-mile track, Hamlin has yet to visit victory lane and kiss the coveted yard of bricks. In his 14 starts at the track, Hamlin has five top-five finishes and eight top-10 finishes with a best finish of third on three different occasions (2008, 2014, 2018). Hamlin’s average start is 13.9 and average finish is 12.4 and has led 112 laps.

Title
Track Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Races 14
Wins 0
Poles 5
Top 5
8
Top 10
8
 
Laps Led 112
Avg. Start 13.9
Avg. Finish 12.4

Hamlin Conversation – Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

Looking ahead to this weekend’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

“Coming off the strong weekend at Pocono, I’m looking forward to getting to Indy and trying to get my first win at The Brickyard. It’s another crown jewel race and one I’d like to add to my collection. This FedEx team is really strong right now and that’s a testament to all the hard work at the shop preparing our cars and giving us the chance to be strong from the start of the first run each week. All the guys are really on top of their game and that makes it fun to drive these cars. I know we have a shot to win every weekend when we show up at the track. This weekend at Indy will be a little different with INDYCAR competing at the track too, but I’m excited to see how it plays out.”

FedEx Express - Along for the Ride at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

When cases of COVID-19 swept through the hard-hit borough of Queens, New York, the FedEx Express team at the HTOA station stayed “absolutely, positively” FedEx Strong.  Undeterred by the rapidly changing and challenging conditions brought on by high absenteeism due to confirmed cases plus daily volume and stops well over plan, managers and employees went above and beyond to service customers and keep the operations going.  That is why FedEx Express is pleased to recognize the team members at the HTOA station in Jamaica, NY for their exceptional performance by featuring the letters HTOA on the b-post of the FedEx #11 at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

FedEx Office – Closest to Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

5030 W Pike Plaza Rd, Indianapolis, IN, 46254, (317) 297-2679

Talladega Superspeedway Recap:

Denny Hamlin started the rain delayed GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway from the second position and earned his seventh top-five finish of the season with a fourth-place finish. Starting the race from second, Hamlin was a little too free early in the race, but was able to lead laps and maintain his positon near the front of the field. Late in the first stage, Hamlin got in to the outside wall coming off of turn two and cut down a right-front tire. Forced to pit road for fresh tires and repair the damage, Hamlin went one lap down to the leaders. Fortunately, the caution waved soon after and Hamlin was able to take the wave around to get back on the lead lap. Unfortunately, the caution was for rain and the race was delayed while NASCAR dried the track. Once the track was ready, the race resumed and Hamlin was able to start his march back to the front of the field. With the damage not affecting the handling, Hamlin and the No. 11 team were able to make routine stops and adjustments throughout the race to keep the FedEx Camry handling to Hamlin’s liking. Closing in on the final laps of the race, Hamlin found himself in the middle of the fuel-mileage game to make it to the end. Just shy of the end of the race, Hamlin reported he was out of fuel and pitted. With a late caution playing to his advantage, Hamlin was able to restart the race for an overtime finish in the top 10. As drivers battled for the win, Hamlin was able to move forward and crossed the finish line in the fourth position.

Pocono Raceway Preview:

The NASCAR Cup Series now heads to Pocono Raceway for a doubleheader weekend competing in a 325-mile race on Saturday followed by a 350-mile race on Sunday. No stranger to success at the 2.5-mile Tricky Triangle, Hamlin has five wins at the track including the most recent Cup Series race on July 28, 2019. With 28 starts at the track, Hamlin has five wins, 11 top-five finishes and 18 top-10 finishes and has led 726 laps. Hamlin’s average start the Long Pond, PA track is 7.1 and average finish of 12.0.

Title
Track Pocono Raceway
Races 28
Wins 5
Poles 3
Top 5
11
Top 10
18
 
Laps Led 726
Avg. Start 7.1
Avg. Finish 12.0

Hamlin Conversation – Pocono Raceway:

Looking ahead to this weekend’s race at Pocono Raceway:

“I’ve been very fortunate at Pocono Raceway, including last year when we got a win for the 11 team. This is a track that I’ve come to enjoy and winning never hurts. This will be the first weekend where we race on Saturday and Sunday, so a little different than what we have been used to the last few weeks racing twice a week on Wednesday and Sunday. Not having those days between races to regroup and get ready presents its own set of challenges, but this FedEx team is so good and we have things heading in the right direction. I know we’re all up for the challenge and hopefully we leave with two new trophies to add to the collection.”

FedEx Ground - Along for the Ride at Pocono:

The FedEx Ground New York Metro district will be recognized for winning “District of the Year” in the Eastern region for Fiscal Year 2020. More importantly their teamwork, communication and collaboration prior to and throughout the pandemic keeping employees in the operation safe and motivated. Their district code “NYME” will be placed on the b-post of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota this weekend at the Pocono Raceway.

FedEx Office – Closest to Pocono Raceway:

940 Schechter Dr., Suite 1, Wilkes Barre, PA, 18702, (570) 819-0813

Homestead-Miami Recap:

Denny Hamlin won his third race of the 2020 season when he captured the checkered flag on Sunday evening at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Hamlin and the #11 FedEx Office Toyota Camry team started from the pole position, swept all three stages and led 137 of 267 laps on the way to Hamlin’s 40th-career Cup Series win.

Talladega Superspeedway Preview:

For the second superspeedway race of the season, the NASCAR Cup Series now heads to Talladega Superspeedway. Hamlin has 28 total starts at the track in the Cup Series with one trip to victory lane in 2014. In his previous 28 starts at the 2.66 high-banked superspeedway, Hamlin has seven top-five finishes and 11 top-10 finishes and has led 302 laps. His average start at the track is 18.0 and average finish of 17.7.

Title
Track Talladega Superspeedway
Races 28
Wins 1 (2014)
Races 0
Top 5
7
Top 10
11
 
Laps Led 302
Avg. Start 18.0
Avg. Finish 17.7

Hamlin Conversation – Homestead-Miami Speedway:

Looking ahead to this weekend’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

“Superspeedway’s are such a wildcard race. We’ve been fortunate the last few years to have success and already have one superspeedway win this season with the Daytona 500, but it’s all about being there at the end with a shot. Last year we wrecked out early at Talladega in the spring and then survived in the fall and had a good finish. It’s like a chess match and whoever can play the game the best and make the right moves throughout the day will have a shot at the win. I like our odds and I think we have just as good as a chance as anyone else to take home another win on Sunday.”

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FedEx Office – Closest to Talladega Superspeedway:

117 Resource Center Pkwy, Birmingham, AL, (205) 981-0077

Martinsville Recap:

Denny Hamlin finished 24th in Wednesday night’s race at Martinsville Speedway in the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota Camry. Rolling off from the 12th position, Hamlin immediately radioed the team and reported he was overheating and the handling was not to his liking. As the race settled in, Hamlin dropped off the lead lap and fell out of the top 20. Making pit stops under caution, the team worked to improve the handling, but as the first stage ended, Hamlin found himself in the 23rd position, one lap down to the leaders. The second stage remained green for all 130 laps as the FedEx Freight Camry continued to struggle with handling issues. Hamlin was scored 27th at the end stage two, two laps down to the leaders. For the final stage, Hamlin fought for positions and the team vigorously worked to improve the FedEx Freight Camry, but unable to get back on the lead lap and move forward, Hamlin was credited with a 24th-place finish..

Homestead-Miami Speedway Preview:

The NASCAR Cup Series now heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500. A track where Hamlin has seen success in the past, he visited victory lane at the 1.5-mile Hampton, GA track in 2018 after leading 105 of 327 laps. In addition to his win, Hamlin has four top-five finishes and seven top-10 finishes with and average start of 11.8 and an average finish of 17.9. Hamlin and the #11 FedEx #SupportSmall team will be looking for their third win of the 2020 season and Hamlin’s second win at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

 

Title
Track Homestead-Miami Speedway
Races 15
Wins 2
Races 4
Top 5
4
Top 10
10
 
Laps Led 256
Avg. Start 18.6
Avg. Finish 10.5

Hamlin Conversation – Homestead-Miami Speedway:

Looking ahead to this weekend’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

“This weekend at Homestead will be a little different since it isn’t Championship week, but that doesn’t change the goal of going for a win. We’ve had success in the past at Homestead and with the way our FedEx team has been performing lately, I know we’ll show up ready to go after the win. We’ll take our notes from November, take away the pressure of battling for the championship and go after another W.”

FedEx Office - Along for the Ride at Homestead-Miami Speedway:

For the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, FedEx would like to say thank you to all FedEx Office team members for rising to meet and overcome challenges on a daily basis.

FedEx Office – Closest to Homestead-Miami Speedway:

18755 S Dixie Hwy, Suite 57, Miami, FL 33157, (305) 235-2911

Bristol Recap:

Denny Hamlin finished 17th in Sunday’s Food City Presents Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in the #11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry. Starting the race from the 10th position, Hamlin was happy with the handling of the #11 FedEx Express Camry early in the race as he maintained his position in the top 10. With a tight-handling Camry and battling for position around the Tennessee short track, Hamlin had slight contact with several competitors late in stage one, but sustained only minor damage. At the end of stage one, Hamlin was scored in the eighth position. The team made a routine stop before starting stage two of the 500-lap race. Running in the top five for most of stage two, Hamlin was a little tight throughout the stage, but ultimately fought his way to second at the end of stage two. For the final stage, Hamlin was again a little too tight on the short runs, but was able to take the lead for the first time on lap 256. Continuing to battle in the top positions, Hamlin was leading the race on lap 488 when he got out of the preferred grove and unfortunately, made contact with a competitor. With damage to the #11 FedEx Express Camry, Hamlin was forced to pit road to make repairs and finished the race on the lead lap in the 17th position. Hamlin led the race three times for 131 laps.

 

Atlanta Preview:

The NASCAR Cup Series now heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500. A track where Hamlin has seen success in the past, he visited victory lane at the 1.5-mile Hampton, GA track in 2018 after leading 105 of 327 laps. In addition to his win, Hamlin has four top-five finishes and seven top-10 finishes with and average start of 11.8 and an average finish of 17.9. Hamlin and the #11 FedEx #SupportSmall team will be looking for their third win of the 2020 season and Hamlin’s second win at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

 

Title
Track Atlanta Motor Speedway
Races 20
Wins 1
Poles 1
Top-5 4
Top-10 7
Laps Led 391
Avg. Start 11.8
Avg. Finish 17.9

Hamlin Conversation – Atlanta:

Looking ahead to Atlanta this weekend, what will you do differently to position yourself for a win?

“We just need to continue what we’ve done all season. We had a great car in Bristol and were in a good position towards the end with the lead, just made an error late in the race pushing for all I had trying to keep the lead for the win. We’re fast, we’re up front every week. We’ll keep digging and hopefully end up in Victory Lane this weekend at Atlanta.”

FedEx Ground - Along for the Ride at Atlanta:

The FedEx Ground Los Angeles Metro district will be recognized for its exceptional package handler training and lowest turnover rate in the company by placing its district code “LAMR” on the b-post of the #11 FedEx Toyota this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

FedEx Express – Along For The Ride at Bristol Motor Speedway:

The #11 FedEx Toyota will sport a special paint scheme for the Atlanta NASCAR race, bringing back the #SuportSmall scheme that made its debut at the track for the Charlotte races. The paint scheme pays tribute to small business owners, the real backbone of America, which is represented through the stars on the car. #SupportSmall is also included on the hood to highlight the support FedEx has and will continue to show small businesses during the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of that support, FedEx has announced a new grant for small businesses to help them get back to business from COVID-19 impacts, with $1 million available in grant money. Small businesses can head to fedex.com/supportsmallgrants to learn more. FedEx has also teamed up with BigCommerce to help get businesses online and products in customers’ hands, fast. Head to FedEx.com/bigcommerce to find out more.

 

FedEx Office – Closest to Atlanta Motor Speedway:

105 Promenade Pkwy, Suite A, Fayetteville, GA 30214, (770) 461-6311

Charlotte Recap:

Denny Hamlin finished second in Thursday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the #11 FedEx #SupportSmall Toyota, in the 312-mile event won by Chase Elliott. Hamlin was fifth with less than 30 laps to go, but moved toward the front in the closing laps, crossing the finish line just one spot short of his third victory of the season. Hamlin started 29th and battled in the first two segments trying to gain track position. The FedEx crew kept gaining spots on pit road and Hamlin picked off positions on the track to finish 12th in Stage 2. Once the final segment started, Hamlin was one of the fastest cars on the track. He lined up second alongside then-leader Kevin Harvick for the final restart, but fell back to fifth early in the run. Later in the run, Hamlin was able to work back to second by the time the checkered flag flew. The finish kept Hamlin in eighth in the point standings.

 

Bristol Preview:

The series moves to Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday for the Supermarket Heroes 500. This action-packed track has favored Hamlin in the past with two wins, and nine top-five and 14 top-10 finishes, including a pole position and victory during the NASCAR Cup Series’ last visit to the half-mile track in August. He will look to secure his third career victory in Thunder Valley this weekend as the Cup Series stages its fifth return-to-racing event in 15 days.

 

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Track Bristol Motor Speedway
Races 28
Wins 2
Poles 4
Top-5 9
Top-10 14
Laps Led 697
Avg. Start 13.6
Avg. Finish 14.4

Hamlin Conversation – Bristol:

With a victory in your last trip to Bristol, do you have extra confidence heading there this weekend?

“We have confidence in our team at every track. But, yes, we definitely know we can run well at Bristol, and we certainly proved that the last time we were here. Things will be a little different this time with no practice or qualifying, but we still feel like we can get our FedEx Camry to the front.”

How odd will it be racing at this stadium-style track with no crowd noise?

“It will definitely be weird. Bristol is synonymous with noise. But we know NASCAR is doing the right thing with all these safety protocols, and they’re trying to get fans back as soon as it’s safe to do so. I hope all the fans tune in on TV to watch what is sure to be a typically exciting Bristol race.”

FedEx Express – Along For The Ride at Bristol Motor Speedway:

FedEx Express is pleased to recognize the team members at the HHHA station in Hilton Head Island, S.C., for their exceptional performance by featuring the letters HHHA on the B-post of the FedEx #11 at the Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. HHHA ranks among the top 10 stations in the Southeast Region year-to-date and has been the top-ranking station three separate months since June, most recently in December during the busy Peak season. The dedicated team of employees consistently strive to deliver outstanding service and meet the FedEx on-time delivery commitments efficiently and safely as evidenced by a year-over-year reduction in vehicle accidents and worker injuries.

 

FedEx Office – Closest to Bristol Motor Speedway:

 2116 N. Roan Street, Suite 1A, Johnson City, TN 37601, (423) 283-9503

Charlotte Coca-Cola 600 Recap:

Denny Hamlin’s shot at a Coca-Cola 600 victory was all but eliminated before the green flag even waved Sunday, when the #11 had to return to pit road during the pace laps after losing ballast weights. The blocks of tungsten, which are required for the car to meet minimum weight, fell out of the FedEx #SupportSmall Toyota as the car rolled off pit road at Charlotte Motor Speedway to begin the pace laps. NASCAR ordered Hamlin back to pit road so the team could replace the weight as the rest of the field took the green flag. Hamlin rejoined the field eight laps later. The team tried various pit strategies throughout the 600-mile race to regain ground but never returned to the lead lap. Hamlin was able to climb 11 positions, though, to finish the day in 29th as Brad Keselowski took the win.

Alsco Uniforms 500 Preview:

The series heads home to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night for the annual 600-mile event on Memorial Day weekend. Hamlin owns nine top-five and 17 top-10 finishes in 27 career races at Charlotte, leading a total of 377 laps. Hamlin looks to this weekend’s race to secure his first victory at the North Carolina track. As part of NASCAR’s “600 Miles of Remembrance” tribute, the #FedEx11 car’s windshield will honor U.S. Army 1SG Russell Bell. The Ohio native, who had been based at North Carolina’s Ft. Bragg, was killed in action in 2012 in Afghanistan.

FedEx “#SupportSmall” Paint Scheme

The #11 FedEx Toyota will sport a special paint scheme for the Charlotte NASCAR race. The paint scheme pays tribute to small business owners, the real backbone of America, which is represented through the stars on the car. #SupportSmall is also included on the hood to highlight the support FedEx has and will continue to show small businesses during the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of that support, FedEx has announced a new grant for small businesses to help them get back to business from COVID-19 impacts, with $1 million available in grant money. Small businesses can head to fedex.com/supportsmallgrants to learn more. FedEx has also teamed up with BigCommerce to help get businesses online and products in customers’ hands, fast. Head to FedEx.com/bigcommerce to find out more.

Title
Track Charlotte Motor Speedway
Races 28
Wins 0
Poles 2
Top-5 9
Top-10 17
Laps Led 377
Avg. Start 10.9
Avg. Finish 12.9

Hamlin Conversation – Alsco Uniforms 500:

You didn’t have a great result on Sunday; but, did the team gather information that could help Wednesday?

“For sure. Our FedEx #SupportSmall Toyota was actually pretty fast on Sunday. We tried various adjustments throughout the night and learned how the car reacts in traffic and in various lines around the track. So, we have a good baseline to start with for Wednesday.”

 

Is your strategy different with a shorter race?

“In some ways, yes. Obviously, you’ve got a shorter distance to accomplish what you need to. Tire and fuel mileage strategy will be different, and we’ll have shorter stages to work within. This one will be more of a sprint than a marathon.”

FedEx Office – Closest to Charlotte Motor Speedway:

 7741 Gateway Lane NW, Suite 110, Concord, NC, (704) 979-1971

Darlington Toyota 500 Recap:

Denny Hamlin won Wednesday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway in the #11 FedEx “Delivering Strength” Toyota, after a late-race call to stay out on older tires with less than 30 laps to go was followed by a wreck and rainfall, cancelling the end of the race. Hamlin and crew chief Chris Gabehart elected to come to pit road to put on new tires – the team’s last set – during a caution on Lap 183, just a handful of laps after pitting under green flag conditions. Hamlin lined up fourth for the ensuing restart, and quickly moved into third. Another caution came seven laps later, and Hamlin elected to stay out having already used all of his fresh tires. The move proved prophetic because Hamlin inherited the lead when the lead lap cars pitted and held the point after the restart. Then, following a wreck and caution on Lap 202, the skies opened up and NASCAR called the race official. Hamlin started 16th based on an inversion of the top-20 finishers from Sunday’s race at the same track, but was bogged down in traffic in the early going. He climbed to eighth at the end of Stage 1, and finished seventh in Stage 2. The race length – only 300 miles – increased the drivers’ sense of urgency to move to the front, but with a host of cautions and a car built for long-run speed, Hamlin could never show his true strength. That changed in the final segment, as Hamlin picked off cars in a march to the front. He got up to second before a green flag stop on Lap 178. The win is the second of the season for Hamlin and the 39th of his NASCAR career. He moved up two spots to fourth in the 2020 NASCAR standings following the victory, now 57 points behind leader Kevin Harvick after six of 26 regular season races.

Charlotte Coca-Cola 600 Preview:

The series heads home to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night for the annual 600-mile event on Memorial Day weekend. Hamlin owns nine top-five and 17 top-10 finishes in 27 career races at Charlotte, leading a total of 377 laps. Hamlin looks to this weekend’s race to secure his first victory at the North Carolina track. As part of NASCAR’s “600 Miles of Remembrance” tribute, the #FedEx11 car’s windshield will honor U.S. Army 1SG Russell Bell. The Ohio native, who had been based at North Carolina’s Ft. Bragg, was killed in action in 2012 in Afghanistan.

FedEx “#SupportSmall” Paint Scheme

The #11 FedEx Toyota will sport a special paint scheme for the Charlotte NASCAR race. The paint scheme pays tribute to small business owners, the real backbone of America, which is represented through the stars on the car. #SupportSmall is also included on the hood to highlight the support FedEx has and will continue to show small businesses during the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of that support, FedEx has announced a new grant for small businesses to help them get back to business from COVID-19 impacts, with $1 million available in grant money. Small businesses can head to fedex.com/supportsmallgrants to learn more. FedEx has also teamed up with BigCommerce to help get businesses online and products in customers’ hands, fast. Head to FedEx.com/bigcommerce to find out more.

Title
Track Charlotte Motor Speedway
Races 27
Wins 0
Poles 2
Top-5 9
Top-10 17
Laps Led 377
Avg. Start 10.9
Avg. Finish 12.3

Hamlin Conversation – Charlotte Coca-Cola 600:

What is behind the look of your new paint scheme for the Charlotte race?

“We’re happy to have the new #SupportSmall paint scheme for this weekend’s race in Charlotte. The scheme pays tribute to small business owners, the real backbone of America, which is represented through the stars on the car. FedEx knows how valuable small businesses are to our country and economy, so they have been working to ensure they are supported during this difficult time.”

How do you get yourself ready for the longest race of the year, especially when you had a long hiatus out of the car?

“I’ve been driving in this race for years now, and I know what to expect. I’ve also kept in shape while we stayed at home for two months, so I feel like physically I’m ready for it. Our FedEx team will be working hard to prepare, and we’ll be ready to put on a good show for the fans watching at home on this holiday weekend. And, we’re fresh off a Wednesday night victory, so we’ve got momentum on our side.”

FedEx Office – Closest to Charlotte Motor Speedway:

 7741 Gateway Lane NW, Suite 110, Concord, NC, (704) 979-1971

Darlington “The Real Heroes 400” Recap:

Denny Hamlin battled the track “Too Tough to Tame” for a top-five finish in NASCAR’s return to live racing on Sunday. Hamlin finished fifth at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway in the Cup Series’ first event since going on hiatus in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The #11 “Thank You FedEx Team Members” Toyota lined up 10th by virtue of a random draw for the one-day event. With no practice or qualifying laps before the green flag, Hamlin had to assess the car for the first time during the first part of the race. The FedEx Racing team had brought a fast car – they just worked on slight handling issues through the 400-mile event. Hamlin remained in the top 10 throughout the afternoon, but never had enough to challenge for the lead. Kevin Harvick dominated much of the race for the win, leading 159 of the 293 lap.

Darlington Toyota 500 Preview:

The series heads back to Darlington Raceway Wednesday night for a 500-kilometer event on the egg-shaped oval. Hamlin is a two-time winner at the track, taking the checkered flag in 2012 and 2017. Hamlin owns eight top-five and 12 top-10 finishes in 15 career races at Darlington, leading a total of 562 laps. Hamlin and the FedEx Racing team will look to improve on their fifth-place finish in Sunday’s return-to-racing event at the South Carolina oval.

FedEx “The Real Heroes Project” Spotlight:

FedEx is honored to highlight team member and “Real Hero” Jami Clark, from Afton, Wyo., with her name above the door of Hamlin’s car for the Toyota 500. Clark splits her time as a Sr. Global Operations Control Specialist with FedEx and as an Air National Guard C-17 pilot. Lately she’s been flying COVID-19 aid in missions for the 155 Airlift squadron. When she gets a free moment, she loves to go for runs with her dogs and train horses. FedEx is honored and thankful for her continued service during these challenging times.

FedEx “Delivering Strength” Paint Scheme:

The #11 FedEx Toyota will sport a special paint scheme for the Darlington NASCAR race, carrying the message “Delivering Strength” on the hood and #fedexstrong on the back of the car. FedEx wishes to draw attention to not just its 475,000 FedEx team members, but all the organizations FedEx is working with during the COVID-19 crisis, including nonprofit organizations, the healthcare community and FedEx customers.

Race Info

Race Toyota 500  
Date/Time Sunday, May 17/3:30PM ET  
Distance 288 laps/310.6 miles  
Track Length 1.36 miles  
Track Shape Egg-shaped Oval

Hamlin Statistics

Track Darlington Raceway
Races 15
Wins 2
Poles 1
Top-5 8
Top-10 12
Laps Led 562
Avg. Start 8.9
Avg. Finish 7.6

Hamlin Conversation – Darlington:

How did it feel to be back on a real racetrack in the FedEx Toyota?

“It definitely felt good to be on the racetrack, that’s for sure. I’m proud of our FedEx team and everyone who helped put this program together. NASCAR and FOX did a great job to put together a process of making this a safe return that fans could enjoy on TV. Obviously, we wish we could do it with fans at the track, but that will come in due time.”

What do you need to do differently in the return to Darlington on Wednesday?

“I’m excited to go back and give it another shot. I like the process of figuring out what we can do better and getting to work on those things. Our FedEx Camry is going to be just as good, if not better, than it was Sunday.”

Virtual North Wilkesboro Recap:

Denny Hamlin took a fast FedEx “Delivering Strength” Toyota to Victory Lane at virtual North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway, bookending the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series with wins. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s other win in the iRacing simulator series came in its first race, at Homestead-Miami Speedway, on March 22. Hamlin used a bump-and-run pass on Ross Chastain to take the lead with only eight laps remaining in the race, the last event on the virtual platform before the NASCAR Cup Series returns to at-track racing this weekend. Hamlin was the second-fastest qualifier for the 160-lap race on the historic short track, but he lined up ninth after the top 10 was inverted for the start. An early collision with John Hunter Nemechek resulted in damage that required Hamlin to use his “fast repair” reset and knocked him outside of the top 20. The driver of the #11 gradually worked his way back up through the field and led 24 total laps throughout the day.

Darlington Preview:

Live NASCAR racing is back, returning to “The Track Too Tough to Tame” this weekend in Darlington. The series heads to South Carolina for Sunday’s 400-mile event on the egg-shaped oval. Hamlin is a two-time winner at the track, taking the checkered flag in 2012 and 2017. Hamlin owns seven top-five and 11 top-10 finishes in 14 career races at Darlington, leading a total of 562 laps. Hamlin will look to return to a physical Victory Lane following his win in the last eNASCAR Pro Invitational event.

FedEx “Thank You” Paint Scheme:

For Sunday’s event at Darlington Raceway, the #11 car will pay tribute to the 475,000 FedEx team members who are working to deliver shipments around the world safely and securely during the COVID-19 pandemic. A special “Thank You” FedEx paint scheme will recognize all the FedEx team members who are working hard to deliver critical medical supplies and equipment to the healthcare community as well as basic goods to people at home.

Race Info

Race The Real Heroes 400  
Date/Time Sunday, May 17/3:30PM ET  
Distance 293 laps/400 miles  
Track Length 1.36 miles  
Track Shape Egg-shaped Oval
2019 Winner Erik Jones  

Hamlin Statistics

Track Darlington Raceway
Races 14
Wins 2
Poles 1
Top-5 7
Top-10 11
Laps Led 562
Avg. Start 8.8
Avg. Finish 7.8

Hamlin Conversation – Darlington:

Looking ahead to Darlington this weekend, how are you feeling about getting back out on the track?

“I can’t wait to get back to real racing now. I have to thank FedEx, Coca-Cola, Toyota and everyone from iRacing that kept us going over the past two months, giving fans some races to watch. Also, have to say thank you to FOX for everything they did broadcasting these races. It’s been a lot of fun. I can’t wait to see you guys in the real world starting next week.”

How are you preparing to get back into a real racecar?

“I’ll definitely be running some laps on the simulator this week to get reacquainted with Darlington. I’ve also had a lot of good conversations with my crew chief, Chris Gabehart, to make sure we’re as prepared as we can be. And I’m probably physically in the best shape of my life with all the time I’ve had to work out here at home. So, I’m eager and ready to get back in the car. We’ll be looking to get a good finish in our ‘Thank you FedEx team members’ Toyota for the nearly half a million FedEx team members who are working hard to keep delivering these days.”

FedEx Office – Closest to Darlington Raceway:

2813 W Hwy 74, Monroe, NC 28110, (704) 289-3859

eNASCAR Dover Recap:

Denny Hamlin earned a top-10 eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series finish at virtual Dover International Speedway, recovering from a late-race tangle that forced him to pit road for repairs. Hamlin’s #11 FedEx “Delivering Strength” Toyota was the fastest car in qualifying, but a top-10 inversion for the start of the race placed him in 10th for the green flag. The car was quick, and tire strategy put Hamlin out front to lead nine laps early in the 150-lap event. As the race progressed, Hamlin’s virtual Camry showed good long-run speed, but frequent cautions kept stalling out his attempts to drive back to the front. Then on Lap 135, the #38 of John Hunter Nemechek pushed Hamlin up into the wall in what appeared to be payback for a bump-and-run pass by Hamlin on Nemechek several laps earlier. Nemechek was subsequently removed from the race. After using his “quick repair” reset on pit road, Hamlin returned to the track in 16th and then powered his way up to sixth for the checkered flag. William Byron won the race for his third victory in the Pro Invitational Series.

eNASCAR North Wilkesboro Preview:

Pro Invitational Series will wrap up on Saturday, May 9, at virtual North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway – a track that has not hosted a real NASCAR Cup Series race since 1996. Drivers will then leave their simulators behind to go back to the track on May 17, when Cup Series racing resumes at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway

FedEx “Delivering Strength” Paint Scheme:

The #11 FedEx Toyota will sport a special paint scheme for the North Wilkesboro eNASCAR race, carrying the message “Delivering Strength” on the hood and #fedexstrong on the back of the car. FedEx wishes to draw attention to not just its 475,000 FedEx team members, but all the organizations FedEx is working with during the COVID-19 crisis, including nonprofit organizations, the healthcare community and FedEx customers

Virtual Race Info

Race North Wilkesboro 160  
Date/Time Saturday, May 8/3PM ET  
Distance 160 laps  
Track Length 0.625 miles  
Track Shape Oval
Banking 14 degrees  

Hamlin Conversation – Virtual North Wilkesboro:

What will it be like iRacing at North Wilkesboro, a track that the Cup Series hasn’t raced on in your career?

“It’s certainly going to be interesting. Hats off to Dale Jr. for taking the initiative to get the track cleaned up and scanned by iRacing so that we could do it. Obviously, I’ll need to run plenty of practice laps leading up to Saturday to get a good feel for it. But it’s a short track, which is right in our wheelhouse.”

What impact do you think the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series has had while the Cup Series races have been postponed?

“It’s been great for our sport. We’ve given fans races to watch, plus gotten some new eyes watching our sport who maybe had never watched a race before. We’ve been providing live competition on national TV in a way that other sports couldn’t. We’ve also gotten some well-deserved attention for FedEx team members and other organizations they work with for continuing to deliver during these challenging times.”

eNASCAR Talladega Recap:

Denny Hamlin finished 39th in Sunday’s virtual NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway following damage early and late-race technical difficulties eliminated him from contention in the iRacing Pro Invitational Series race won by Alex Bowman. Hamlin started 36th in the #11 FedEx “Delivering Strength” Toyota paint scheme and had planned to ride around at the back of the field to avoid early wrecks. However, he made side-by-side contact with teammate Erik Jones early in the race to cause some damage. He fixed the damage under the race’s first caution and restarted at the back of the field. However, shortly after the restart, Hamlin was spun on the back straightaway to get additional damage, losing a lap to the leaders. Hamlin’s simulator monitor went dark with 20 laps to go during green flag run, and he pulled off the track and was eliminated from the race.

eNASCAR Dover Preview:

The eNASCAR Finish Line 150 at virtual Dover International Speedway will be the sixth event in the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series, providing fans with virtual racing while at-track competition is on hiatus. After a disappointing finish at Talladega due to early damage and late technical difficulties, Hamlin looks ahead to the simulated “Monster Mile” in hopes of retuning his FedEx Toyota to virtual Victory Lane

FedEx “Thank You” Paint Scheme:

The #11 FedEx Toyota will sport a special paint scheme for the Dover eNASCAR race, carrying the message “Delivering Strength” on the hood and #fedexstrong on the back of the car. FedEx wishes to draw attention to not just its 475,000 FedEx team members, but all the organizations FedEx is working with during the COVID-19 crisis, including nonprofit organizations, the healthcare community and FedEx customers.

Virtual Race Info

Race eNASCAR Finish Line 150  
Date/Time Sunday, May 3/1 p.m. ET  
Distance 150 laps  
Track Length 1 miles  
Track Shape Oval
Banking 24 degrees  

Hamlin Conversation – Virtual Dover:

Can virtual Dover be easier to conquer than real Dover?

“I’ve had my struggles at Dover in my career. It’s definitely not my best track. But we can win anywhere, including Dover. I’ll try to get some extra practice laps in to see if we can give the ‘Monster’ a good battle. We’d certainly like to get the attention for our FedEx ‘Delivering Strength’ Toyota, giving out a shout-out to not just the nearly half a million FedEx team members working hard right now, but also the nonprofits, healthcare workers and FedEx customers, all working together during the pandemic.”

What changes will you need to make in hopes of a different result at Dover?

“Talladega was a mess of a race. We got damage early, lost our track position, got spun and then had technical issues with my monitors to take us out. My daughter accidentally turned them off during the race at the end. We’ll make sure that doesn’t happen again.”

eNASCAR Richmond Recap:

Denny Hamlin earned his third top-10 finish in the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series with a sixth-place result at virtual Richmond Raceway. Hamlin started 13th in the “Thank You FedEx Team Members” Toyota on the simulated three-quarter-mile oval. The mid-pack starting position proved difficult to overcome, as he used a fast Camry and pit strategy to move up as close as the top five for the closing laps. But, despite an overtime green-white-checkered finish, he didn’t have enough laps to chase down eventual winner William Byron, who won his second consecutive Pro Invitational event.

eNASCAR Talladega Preview:

With two top-10 finishes in the last two virtual races, Hamlin will climb back into his iRacing rig on Sunday at Talladega and race the biggest and the fastest virtual track in NASCAR. Hamlin will look to add a second victory to his 2020 eNASCAR season.

FedEx “Thank You” Paint Scheme:

For Sunday’s eNASCAR event at virtual Talladega, the #11 car will pay tribute to the 475,000 FedEx team members who are working to deliver shipments around the world safely and securely during the COVID-19 pandemic. A special “Thank You” FedEx paint scheme will recognize all the FedEx team members who are working hard to deliver critical medical supplies and equipment to the healthcare community as well as basic goods to people at home.

Virtual Race Info

Race Geico 70  
Date/Time Sunday, April 26/1 p.m. ET  
Distance 70 laps  
Track Length 2.66 miles  
Track Shape Tri-Oval
Banking 33 degrees  

Hamlin Conversation – Virtual Richmond:

What is behind the new message on your FedEx “Delivering Strength” paint scheme for Talladega?

“I’ve been proud to draw attention each week to all the efforts FedEx is involved with during these challenging times. The new scheme is to help thank the nearly half a million FedEx team members for everything they’re doing as well as all the organizations FedEx is working with to keep America strong.”

Will Talladega on iRacing be as unpredictable as it is in real life?

“Probably. It will definitely be interesting. Even at the shorter, slower tracks, we have a mix of iRacing experience among the drivers participating, and we’ll be seeing that at Talladega as well. It could get messy. We will only have one ‘fast repair’ reset available, so we’ll really want to be careful not to get into the virtual Big One.”

eNASCAR Bristol Recap:

Denny Hamlin finished 24th in Sunday’s iRacing Pro Invitational Series virtual NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway, after a late-race speeding penalty put him back in the running order followed by an on-track incident in the closing laps. Timmy Hill was the race winner. Hamlin qualified 17th and decided to fall to the back of the field at the start to avoid wrecks near the front. With only one “reset” in the race, meaning a new car with no damage, Hamlin felt it was imperative to keep his nose clean early on. He moved up in the order following a pit strategy to stay out during a caution mid-race to take the lead for a restart, but the older tires proved disadvantageous, as he slid back near 20th position. From there, he worked back up near the top 10 before a round of green-flag pit stops. However, Hamlin sped entering pit road and incurred a 40-second penalty, dropping him two laps down.

eNASCAR Richmond Preview:

After a top-five finish at virtual Bristol, Hamlin will climb back into his iRacing rig on Sunday at his simulated hometown track of Richmond Raceway. Hamlin will look to add another win to his Pro Invitational Series run, in which he has one win and two top-five finishes through three races.

FedEx “Thank You” Paint Scheme:

For Sunday’s eNASCAR event at virtual Bristol, the #11 car will pay tribute to the 475,000 FedEx team members who are working to deliver shipments around the world safely and securely during the COVID-19 pandemic. A special “Thank You” FedEx paint scheme will recognize all the FedEx team members who are working hard to deliver critical medical supplies and equipment to the healthcare community as well as basic goods to people at home.

Virtual Race Info

Race Toyota Owners Pro Invitational  
Date/Time Sunday, April 19/1 p.m. ET  
Distance 150 laps  
Track Length 0.75 miles  
Track Shape Oval
Banking 14 degrees  

Hamlin Conversation – Virtual Richmond:

What led you to making the donation to the Richmond Food Bank?

“Chesterfield will always be my home, so during these unprecedented and difficult times, we wanted to provide assistance to people in the community. I am grateful to FedEx for supporting a community that is so close to my heart. The people of Chesterfield are in my thoughts, and I know we will come through this stronger than before.”

You’ve been to Victory Lane at the real Richmond Raceway. Do you think you can do it virtually?

“Obviously, iRacing isn’t exactly the same as being behind the wheel of our real FedEx Camry, but it’s about as close as you can get using simulations. We’ve got one win already in this iRacing series, so I definitely think we can do it again.”

eNASCAR Texas Recap:

Denny Hamlin finished 24th in Sunday’s iRacing Pro Invitational Series virtual NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway, after a late-race speeding penalty put him back in the running order followed by an on-track incident in the closing laps. Timmy Hill was the race winner. Hamlin qualified 17th and decided to fall to the back of the field at the start to avoid wrecks near the front. With only one “reset” in the race, meaning a new car with no damage, Hamlin felt it was imperative to keep his nose clean early on. He moved up in the order following a pit strategy to stay out during a caution mid-race to take the lead for a restart, but the older tires proved disadvantageous, as he slid back near 20th position. From there, he worked back up near the top 10 before a round of green-flag pit stops. However, Hamlin sped entering pit road and incurred a 40-second penalty, dropping him two laps down.

eNASCAR Bristol Preview:

After a successful first week on the iRacing platform, the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series will take a virtual trip to Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday for 125 laps around the high-speed, 1.5-mile oval. Hamlin took the FedEx Toyota to Victory Lane at the real Ft. Worth track one year ago and is logging plenty of practice hours in hopes of making a virtual trip to Victory Lane for a second consecutive week.

FedEx “Thank You” Paint Scheme:

For Sunday’s eNASCAR event at virtual Bristol, the #11 car will pay tribute to the 475,000 FedEx team members who are working to deliver shipments around the world safely and securely during the COVID-19 pandemic. A special “Thank You” FedEx paint scheme will recognize all the FedEx team members who are working hard to deliver critical medical supplies and equipment to the healthcare community as well as basic goods to people at home.

Virtual Race Info

Race Food City Showdown  
Date/Time Sunday, April 5/1 p.m. ET  
Distance 150 laps  
Track Length 0.533 miles  
Track Shape Oval
Banking 24-48 degrees  

Hamlin Conversation – Virtual Bristol:

Will you change your strategy for Bristol, knowing it didn’t pan out for Texas?

“Bristol is a completely different kind of racetrack, so the strategy we used at Texas probably wouldn’t work for a short track like Bristol. I’ll definitely be getting my practice laps in to make sure we get a good finish. The last time we were at the real Bristol Motor Speedway, we went to Victory Lane. So, we’d love to do that virtually, too, for sure. We have a special paint scheme again to thank all the FedEx team members for their hard work during challenging times. We didn’t really get a great finish for them last week, so we want to make it up to them.”

Have you been encouraged by the number of fans who are watching the virtual races on TV?

“It’s been great to see how many fans are watching on TV, following on my Twitch stream and keeping up on social media. Sports fans don’t have a lot to watch right now, so the fact that we can put on a show for them, keep them interested and get them cheering, that’s great for our sport.”

eNASCAR Homestead Recap:

Denny Hamlin took the FedEx Express Toyota to a virtual Victory Lane for the first time Sunday, winning the inaugural eNASCAR Pro Invitational event at a simulated Homestead-Miami Speedway. A barefoot Hamlin, who logged hours of practice time for the work-from-home event, started the race ninth from the seat of his simulator. He led 14 laps during the middle of the race and used a fresh set of virtual tires to surge back to the front in the closing laps. As sports-hungry fans watched the exhibition event unfold live on FS1, Hamlin passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. coming off Turn 4 of the 1.5-mile virtual oval to take the checkered flag.

eNASCAR Texas Preview:

After a successful first week on the iRacing platform, the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series will take a virtual trip to Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday for 125 laps around the high-speed, 1.5-mile oval. Hamlin took the FedEx Toyota to Victory Lane at the real Ft. Worth track one year ago and is logging plenty of practice hours in hopes of making a virtual trip to Victory Lane for a second consecutive week.

FedEx “Thank You” Paint Scheme:

For Sunday’s eNASCAR event at virtual Texas, the #11 car will pay tribute to the 475,000 FedEx team members who are working to deliver shipments around the world safely and securely during the COVID-19 pandemic. A special “Thank You” FedEx paint scheme will recognize all the FedEx team members who are working hard to deliver critical medical supplies and equipment to the healthcare community as well as basic goods to people at home.

Virtual Race Info

Race eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event  
Date/Time Sunday, March 29/1 p.m. ET  
Distance 125 laps/187.5 miles  
Track Length 1.5 miles  
Track Shape Oval
Banking 24 degrees  

Hamlin Conversation – Virtual Texas:

FedEx has been very involved in COVID-19 relief efforts. You must feel free very proud to run this special paint scheme.

“Absolutely. They’ve got nearly half a million team members around the world who deserve a big ‘thank you’ right now. They’ve been working hard every day to make sure critical shipments are being delivered during a difficult time. It felt good to go out and get a win for them last weekend, and I hope we can do it again this Sunday in this special virtual FedEx Toyota.”

Do you think the participation and the competition level will go up after the first week of iRacing in this invitational series?

“You know, I don't think you're going to get everyone every week. That's going to be a challenge. But you're also going to have new guys coming in. There's probably a lot of Cup guys that didn't participate that saw this and were like, ‘I need to get back in this.’ Jimmie Johnson, I'm sure, is going to put more time in, Joey Logano, those guys. If you put the time in, you can get some of the benefits of running up front and you start to really like it.”

Express Facts:

New Series: With the on-track action of the NASCAR Cup Series postponed for the next several weeks, Denny Hamlin is among the drivers slated to compete in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, a simulation-style eSports program, with the inaugural event on Sunday, March 22, at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Press Kit: Download the 2020 FedEx Racing press materials at www.fedexracing.com/presskit, including bios for Denny Hamlin, Chris Gabehart and Joe Gibbs Racing leadership, program highlights and statistics.

Virtual Race Info

Race eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event  
Date/Time Sunday, March 22/1:30 p.m. ET  
Distance 100 laps/150 miles   
Track Length 1.5 miles  
Track Shape Oval
Banking 18-20 degrees  

Hamlin Conversation – Virtual Homestead:

How much will this Sunday’s iRace feel like real racing?

“The simulators are pretty realistic. We’ve all used them to help ourselves improve on some of the tracks and road courses over the years. It will feel just like I’m turning laps at Homestead-Miami Speedway.”

Obviously, a virtual race doesn’t replace on-track racing, but do you feel like this will help boost the mood of race fans?

“We sure hope so. You can’t replace the real thing, but fans will still be able to sit down and watch a race on TV on Sunday afternoon. The cars will all look realistic. I’ll be racing my FedEx Express Toyota, which looks just like the real race car. And even though it’s a virtual race, I’ll still be proud to represent FedEx. They’ve got nearly half a million team members working hard right now to keep critical shipments moving in a challenging time.”

Phoenix Recap:

Denny Hamlin finished 20th in Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway, following an on-track incident that caused significant damage to the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota in the event won by Joey LoganoAfter starting third, Hamlin settled into fourth during the opening laps and was poised to stay up front with a car that was handling to his liking. However, as a three-wide battle continued, the aerodynamics became unsettled entering Turn 3 and Hamlin tangled with Brad Keselowski. The contact turned the #11 and Hamlin tagged the wall with the right side of the car. Hamlin was forced to make numerous pit stops in an effort to repair the bodywork, but the rear spoiler was too far out of position to be effective, severely affecting the handling, and Hamlin eventually fell back to 29th, two laps down. Throughout the race, the team made every effort to try to get back on the lead lap, but the cautions didn't fall their way. But as the laps clicked down, crew chief Chris Gabehart used a flurry of cautions to strategically advance the #11 back on the lead lap, salvaging the 20th-place finish.

Atlanta Preview:

The series heads back east to Atlanta Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 500-mile event on the 1.5-mile asphalt Georgia oval. Hamlin is a one-time winner at the track, taking the checkered flag in 2012. Hamlin owns four top-five and seven top-10 finishes in 19 career races at Atlanta, leading a total of 391 laps and will be looking for that elusive second win of the 2020 season.

Race Info

Race Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500  
Date/Time Sunday, March 15/ 3:30 p.m. ET  
Distance 325 laps/500.5 miles  
Track Length 1.5 miles  
Track Shape Quad Oval
Banking 24 degrees  
2019 Winner Brad Keselowski  

Hamlin Statistics

Track Atlanta Motor Speedway
Races 20
Wins 1
Poles 1
Top-5 4
Top-10 7
Laps Led 391
Avg. Start 11.8
Avg. Finish 17.9

Hamlin Conversation – Atlanta:

Looking ahead to Atlanta this weekend, what will you do differently to position yourself for a win?

“We just need to continue what we’ve done all season. We had a great car in Phoenix, just got tangled up and got some damage that kept us in the back all day. The team and I are confident in the work we’ve put in and will continue to push ourselves to hopefully end up in Victory Lane on Sunday.”

Do you feel like Atlanta is a track where you can turn things around?

“Absolutely. We have a win there. Of course, we’d like to add another. We just have to put Phoenix behind us and get back to work. We are surrounded by all the right people, putting in all the work to give us the best result we can possibly get.”

FedEx Express Along for the Ride at Atlanta:

FedEx Express is pleased to recognize the team members at the HHHA station in Hilton Head Island, S.C., for their exceptional performance by featuring the letters HHHA on the B-post of the FedEx #11 at the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. HHHA ranks among the top 10 stations in the Southeast Region year-to-date and has been the top-ranking station three separate months since June, most recently in December during the busy Peak season. The dedicated team of employees consistently achieve the Money Back Guarantee service delivery goal, as well as safety goals, as evidenced by a year-over-year reduction in vehicle accidents and worker injuries.

FedEx Office – Closest to Atlanta Motor Speedway

105 Promenade Pkwy, Suite A, Fayetteville, GA 30214, (770) 461-6311

Fontana Recap:

Denny Hamlin’s race weekend in Southern California ended a lot better than it started: After qualifying 28th and taking the green flag at the rear of the field, the driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota finished sixth at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday. Hamlin’s 400-mile race wasn’t without its adverse moments. He unintentionally knocked Kyle Larson into the wall during Stage 1 and then scraped the wall himself in Stage 3, both causing damage that affected the car’s aerodynamics and handling. But the veteran driver kept wheeling the car around different lines of the multi-groove track to find speed where he could, even briefly taking the lead in the early part of Stage 3. Entering the final 15 laps of the race in 10th, Hamlin battled numerous competitors to claim a few more spots and cross the line in sixth. The result bumped him up two spots in the championship ranking to seventh.

Phoenix Preview:

The series makes its way to Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway before heading back east, and Hamlin looks to repeat his success he had last season in the desert where he won the Bluegreen Vacations 500. In 29 career starts, Hamlin has collected two wins, and 13 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes at the one-mile oval. After moving up two spots to seventh in the standings following Fontana, Hamlin and team look to continue to make gains at a track where they’ve had past success.

Race Info

Race FanShield 500  
Date/Time Sunday, March 8/ 3:30 p.m. ET  
Distance 312 laps/312 miles  
Track Length 1 miles  
Track Shape Oval
Banking 9-11 degrees  
2019 Winner Kyle Busch  

Hamlin Statistics

Track Phoenix Raceway
Races 29
Wins 2
Poles 2
Top-5 14
Top-10 17
Laps Led 821
Avg. Start 10.5
Avg. Finish 11.0

Hamlin Conversation – Phoenix:

What are you and the team most focused on moving forward as the series heads to Phoenix this weekend?

“We just need to keep working at it. Fontana wasn’t a great race for us, but we got a better finish than we were expecting and got a little bump back up in points. We won last year at Phoenix, so that gives us confidence that we can repeat that success out in the desert.”

What do you need to improve on looking ahead to Phoenix this weekend?

“We just need to find more speed. We haven’t had it the past couple of weeks. But I like Phoenix, I think we can do well here, and I know my team will bring the best car they can.”

FedEx Freight Along for the Ride at Phoenix:

For the Fan Shield 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway, FedEx Freight recognizes the company’s Phoenix, Ariz., service center by featuring the call letters PHX on the #11 FedEx Freight race car. The center has had year-over-year improvements in all safety metrics. The Phoenix service center, opened in 1988, has approximately 475 team members who are committed to making every FedEx experience outstanding.

FedEx Office – Closest to Phoenix Raceway

9925 W McDowell Rd., Suite 105, Avondale, AZ  85392, (623) 643-9873

Las Vegas Recap:

Denny Hamlin finished 17th in Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, unable to overcome an ill-handling #11 FedEx Ground Toyota in the race won by Joey Logano. Hamlin lined up fourth on the grid, but had to drop to the back of the field after the team was penalized for a technical inspection violation. At the drop of the green flag, Hamlin began reporting that the car was extremely loose, and he felt like he was driving on ice. As the race progressed, the FedEx crew made significant adjustments to the chassis during each pit stop, but Hamlin continued to struggle with the handling. Despite best efforts from Denny and crew, the FedEx11 team sat in 17th place as Logano took the checkered flag.

Fontana Preview:

Continuing on the West Coast swing, the series heads to Fontana, Calif., for Sunday’s 400-mile race at Auto Club Speedway. After 18 career starts at the Southern California track, Hamlin has recorded two top-five finishes, seven top-10 finishes and three pole positions, as well as a career-best finish of third (2008 and 2016). Following a disappointing performance in Las Vegas, Hamlin and team will be looking for Hamlin’s second win of 2020, thus moving forward in the standings, where Hamlin currently ranks ninth two races into the season. The #11 FedEx Toyota will promote the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest on the TV panel of the car for this weekend’s race in Las Vegas. The reminder encourages small business owners to apply for a collective prize pool of more than $250,000 by the entry deadline of March 2nd at www.fedex.com/grantcontest.

Race Info

Race Auto Club 400  
Date/Time Sunday, March 1/ 3:30 p.m. ET  
Distance 200 laps/400 miles  
Track Length 2 miles  
Track Shape D-Shaped Oval
Banking 14 degrees  
2019 Winner Kyle Busch  

Hamlin Statistics

Track
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Races 8
Wins 0
Poles 3
Top-5 2
Top-10 7
Laps Led 147
Avg. Start 11.2
Avg. Finish 16.9

Hamlin Conversation –Fontana:

What are you most focused on moving forward as the series heads to Fontana this weekend?

“We just need to get back on track. We obviously started off the season with a bang in Daytona, and then had a little hiccup in Las Vegas. We know what we need to do to win, and we’re focused on the next race. Hopefully we’ll be able to get back up front at Fontana.”

How do you bounce back after a disappointing effort in Las Vegas this past weekend?

“It was just a tough day all the way around for our FedEx team. We just didn't have a good handle on the car throughout the entire race. We finally worked our way up into the top 15, and the pit road speeding penalty killed our chances of any kind of decent finish. We just need to regroup and get the car ready to go for next weekend.”

FedEx Office Along for the Ride at Fontana:

FedEx recognizes FedEx Office District 101 – Houston Downtown for its top sales to plan for District Operations YTD Fiscal Year 2020

FedEx Office – Closest to Auto Club Speedway

11334 4th St., Suite 102, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, (909) 481-2277 

Daytona Recap:

Denny Hamlin won his third Daytona 500 in five years Monday in the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, passing Ryan Blaney in the final stretch to win by 0.014 seconds, the second-closest margin of victory in the “Great American Race.” The race was postponed after just 20 laps on Sunday due to rain, and it resumed Monday afternoon. Hamlin and his fellow Toyota competitors stuck to the game plan of riding in the back out of harm’s way in Stage 1. Hamlin inherited the lead after varying pit cycles at the end of the stage. He went on to lead the majority of Stage 2 and captured that segment victory for an additional playoff point. The action picked up in the final stage, with side-by-side racing throughout the field. A handful of late-race incidents took out many of the frontrunners, but Hamlin was able to avoid the wrecks and remain near the front for the final few restarts and took the checkered flag.

Las Vegas Preview:

The series heads out to the desert this weekend to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 400-mile event. Denny Hamlin continues his pursuit of his first career win at the 1.5-mile tri-oval. Hamlin and the #FedEx11 team are currently atop the points standings and look to expand their lead this weekend in Las Vegas. The #11 FedEx Toyota will promote the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest on the TV panel of the car for this weekend’s race in Las Vegas. The reminder encourages small business owners to apply for a collective prize pool of more than $250,000 by the entry deadline of March 2nd at www.fedex.com/grantcontest.

Race Info

Race Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube  
Date/Time Sunday, Feb. 23/ 3:30 p.m. ET  
Distance 267 laps/400.5 miles  
Track Length 1.5 miles  
Track Shape Tri-Oval
Banking 20 degrees  
2019 Winner Joey Logano  

Hamlin Statistics

Track
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Races 16
Wins 0
Top-5 2
Top-10 7
Laps Led 18
Avg. Start 16.8
Avg. Finish 13.8

Hamlin Conversation – Las Vegas:

What are you most looking forward to as the Series heads to Las Vegas this weekend?

“Our team is picking up where we left off last year and really clicking so far. I’m very happy with our performance, but we still have a lot of work to do and a lot more challenges coming our way. We’ll be ready to get back at it this weekend in Las Vegas and hopefully take the checkered flag.”

Back-to-back victories in Daytona – how does it feel to be back in victory lane again this year?

“First, my thoughts are with Ryan (Newman) and his well-being, I’m proud of this FedEx team for another great accomplishment, but no win is more important than the health and safety of the competitors. It feels great to get this win and hopefully we can keep this momentum going throughout the season.”

FedEx Express Freight Along for the Ride at Las Vegas:

The FedEx Ground Mid-South district will be recognized for exceptional safety performance with its district code “MIDS” on the B-post of the #11 FedEx Toyota this weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

FedEx Office – Closest to Las Vegas Motor Speedway

228 S Nellis Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 431-5076

Busch Clash Recap:

Denny Hamlin finished sixth in the #11 FedEx Toyota in Sunday's Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway after pushing Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones to victory. Hamlin started 18th in the 18-car field following a random draw to determine starting positions. But, starting in the back didn't deter the driver of the FedEx Camry, who rocketed up to sixth after just five laps of racing on the high banks. The FedEx car was clipped in the right rear and received minor damage after Joey Logano and Kyle Busch got tangled up with eight laps to go. Two more cautions would claim most of the field, and just five cars were running the final laps to the checkers. As the five cars jockeyed down the backstretch for the final time, Hamlin, now one lap down, tucked his FedEx Toyota under the rear of JGR teammate Jones and pushed him from fourth to first through the final turn and to the checkered flag

Daytona Outlook:

The Series kicks off its regular season this Sunday with the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Returning as the defending race champion, Hamlin will look to secure his third win at Daytona in the 62nd running of the Daytona 500. Hamlin and the FedEx Racing team will first participate in Thursday’s qualifying “Duel” races, which will determine the full starting grid for Sunday’s main event. Last weekend’s time trials determined that Hamlin will race in Duel 1, lining up third behind pole-sitter Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Race Info

Race Daytona 500  
Date/Time Sunday, Feb. 16/ 2:30 p.m. ET  
Distance 200 laps/500 miles  
Track Length 2.5 miles  
Track Shape Tri-Oval
Banking 31 degrees  
2019 Winner Denny Hamlin  

Hamlin Statistics

Track Daytona International Speedway 
Races 28
Wins 2
Top-5 8
Top-10 9
Laps Led 442
Avg. Start 16.4
Avg. Finish 17.4

Hamlin Conversation – Daytona:

How did it feel to be back in the car out on the track during the Clash?

“It was fun. I mean my car was so, so fast. I’m proud of the effort by my FedEx team, and I'm glad we got a JGR team win, too. Our 500 car was fast in practice, too, so I feel good about how we can race on Sunday.”

What did you learn from Sunday’s Clash that you can apply to the Daytona 500 this Sunday?

“We just need to stay focused, be patient and make sure that we keep our car on the track and in the race. We did try staying out under a caution during the Clash, and lost a tire after some contact, so that will be in the back of our minds come Sunday.”

FedEx Express Freight Along for the Ride at Daytona:

For the Daytona 500, the iconic 500-mile NASACR Series season opener, the FedEx #11 will feature the letters CLT on its B-Post to recognize the AGFS and U.S. Operations team members for their outstanding performance.  The teamwork between the local stations and ramp has resulted in the highest ever Money Back Guarantee FedEx Priority Overnight (MBG PO) service level to date for the CLT market and improved PM Flight On Time Performance with zero Market Delays. FedEx Express is honored to recognize its teams in the Charlotte Market for outstanding performance.

FedEx Office – Closest to Daytona International Speedway

2274 W International Speedway, Daytona Beach (386) 323-7840

Busch Clash at Daytona:

Denny Hamlin and the FedEx Racing team start their 2020 NASCAR Cup Series campaign this Sunday with the 75-lap Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway. A three-time winner of the event (2006, 2014 and 2016), Hamlin is one of only six drivers to win both the Clash and DAYTONA 500 during the same Speedweeks. Last year he was unable to finish the Clash due to a multi-car wreck after 55 laps. The #11 FedEx Toyota will promote the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest on the TV panel of the car for this weekend’s Clash. The reminder encourages small business owners to apply for a collective prize pool of more than $250,000 by the entry deadline of March 2.

Race Info

Race Bush Clash  
Date/Time Sunday, Feb. 9/ 3:00 p.m. ET  
Distance 75 laps/187.5 miles  
Track Length 2.5 miles  
Track Shape Tri-Oval
Banking 31 degrees  
2019 Winner Jimmie Johnson  

Hamlin Statistics

Track Homestead-Miami Speedway 
Races 13
Wins 3 (2006, 2014, 2016)
Top-5 5
Top-10 7
Laps Led 142

Hamlin Conversation – Clash:

You had a great season in 2019. Looking ahead, what can we expect from you and the FedEx team in 2020?

“Last year we made it to the Championship 4, and our goal starting today is to get back there and bring home the title. I know Chris (Gabehart, crew chief) and the rest of these guys are ready to go, and so am I. We’re excited to get back out on the track for the 2020 season.”

Your FedEx Toyota for this weekend’s Clash promotes the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. What is the message you want people to know?

“FedEx is committed to helping small businesses grow and is on a mission to shine a light on entrepreneurs and uplift their brand. Winners of the Small Business Grant Contest get access to connections, a peer network and lots of opportunities to take their brand to the next level. Who wouldn’t want to earn money for their business? All you have to do is go online to http://fedex.com/grantcontest and tell FedEx about your business by March 2 for an opportunity to win.”

FedEx Express Along for the Ride at Homestead:

FedEx is kicking off the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series by recognizing the outstanding performance of the AGFS and U.S. Operations team members in the BDL market. On Feb. 9, the letters BDL will appear on the B-post of the #11 Toyota at the Clash at Daytona. Employees in the BDL market in Hartford, Conn., are known for operational excellence, achieving a near all-time high MBG FedEx Priority Overnight service level of 97% in January, reducing Wrong Day Late service failures and achieving continuous improvement in aircraft load quality performance.

FedEx Office – Closest Daytona International Speedway

18755 S Dixie Hwy, Suite 57, Miami, FL 33157, (305) 235-2911

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