#11 NASCAR Team News and Links

Denny Hamlin FoundationDenny Hamlin Foundation

Joe Gibbs Racing
Denny Hamlin
Driven Racing Oil by JGR
Denny Hamlin Foundation

FedEx (34+2 races)
FedEx Racing
FedEx Express
FedEx Freight
FedEx Ground
FedEx Office
Sport Clips Haircuts (2? races)

Freightliner Trucks
Mac Tools
Sherwin Williams

Joe Gibbs Racing - Twitter
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Denny Hamlin - Twitter
Denny Hamlin - Facebook
Danny Hamlin Fanclub - Facebook
FedEx - Twitter
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Sport Clips - Twitter
Sport Clips - Facebook
Coca-Cola Racing Family - Twitter

Denny Hamlin - ESPN
Denny Hamlin - RacingReference.info

2018 #11 Paint Schemes
2017 #11 Paint Schemes
2016 #11 Paint Schemes
Paint Scheme Gallery
Driver Appearances
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Races that Sports Clips (2) is scheduled to be primary sponsor in 2018:

Breakdown of wins by driver in the #11:
Cale Yarborough (55)(won 3 championships in car #11)
Ned Jarrett (49)(won 2 championships in car #11)
Darrell Waltrip (43)(won 3 championships in car #11)
Denny Hamlin (31)(Daytona 500)
Junior Johnson (11)
Bill Elliott (6)
Geoff Bodine (4)
Terry Labonte (4)
Bobby Allison (3)
Buddy Baker (2)
A.J. Foyt (1)
Mario Andretti (1)(won 1967 Daytona 500)
Parnelli Jones (1)(1st driver to win in #11)
TOTAL WINS = 210 (11-19-2017)

Contract Status: Driver: 2018+; Primary Sponsors: 201?;

#11 Team / Driver News

Denny Hamlin to get new crew chief in 2019: Mike Wheeler is reportedly heading to Leavine Family Racing next season.[More](11-16-2018)

FedEx to honor Hamlin's racing roots with Darlington throwback: Denny Hamlin's special #11 FedEx Toyota paint scheme for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway is a throwback to Hamlin's first-ever race car, a Mini Stock that he drove in 1997 at Langley Speedway and Southside Speedway in Virginia. Hamlin won both track championships that year, and was named the NASCAR Mini Stock Rookie of the Year.[More](8-20-2018)

Hamlin says mid-week races under consideration: In this week's edition of the Dale Jr. Download, guest star Denny Hamlin revealed the existence of a secret driver's council and the possibility that mid-week Cup races could happen in the foreseeable future. The Driver's Council has been around in an official capacity since 2016, but Hamlin told Dale Earnhardt Jr. that it has now been broken into various groups.[More](6-29-2018)

Joe Gibbs Racing renews with Toyota: Joe Gibbs Racing has signed an extension with Toyota Racing, an agreement confirmed by team owner Joe Gibbs on Saturday afternoon at Richmond Raceway.[More](4-22-2018)

Hamlin latest driver to lash out at pit guns: Denny Hamlin says that if NASCAR continues to require teams to use standardized pit guns, "it's going to cost somebody a race or the championship by the end of the year.'' Hamlin is the latest driver to express his frustration with the pit guns all teams are required to use after he suffered a loose wheel and had to pit from the lead on Lap 266 of Monday's Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway. He finished 14th, one lap down.[More](4-16-2018)

Denny Hamlin's Short Track Showdown returning: Denny Hamlin's Short Track Showdown returns after a two-year hiatus to Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va. on Thursday, April 19. Joining Hamlin for the 200-lap pro-am late model charity race is Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch as well as NASCAR veteran Timothy Peters. All proceeds from the Short Track Showdown will benefit the Denny Hamlin Foundation, which supports Cystic Fibrosis research and therapy.[More](3-10-2018)

Denny Hamlin says he was joking when he said 70 percent of drivers use Adderall Denny Hamlin said he was joking when he said on a podcast Friday that 70 percent of drivers use Adderall or similar medicines to help them focus. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver was on the Barstool Sports' "Pardon My Take" podcast when the topic moved to drug testing.[More](2-16-2018)

Denis, Denny & Mark's Pro-Am Jam raises $322,000: The 6th Annual Denis, Denny & Mark's Pro-Am Jam hosted by Student Transportation Inc. (STI) raised a record $322,000 at its 2017 event, an increase of 20 percent compared to last year. This brings the six-year fundraising total to over $1.3 million raised for the three host charities that share a common mission to provide better opportunities for children and the less fortunate. The annual celebrity concert and golf fundraiser, which features the partnership of NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin, Hootie & the Blowfish founding member and lead guitarist Mark Bryan, and Denis Gallagher, Chairman and CEO of STI, took place October 23-24 at the Daniel Island Club in Charleston, South Carolina.[More](12-16-2017)

Elliott-Hamlin dust-up all a matter of perspective A new era of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing debuted at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. A son of Virginia and five-time winner at the Paperclip was booed as the 23rd-place finisher was adored and all while new LED lights came into play during the final laps of the First Data 500. And labeling either as a bully or a victim or both was a matter of perspective.
It was inside a cloak of laser brightness at Martinsville that Denny Hamlin hustled his way to a seventh-place finish in the First Data 500. That wasn't the championship-spot-clinching victory that seemed to be his at the start of overtime -- no, that went to Kyle Busch. Yet, Hamlin didn't freefall to the back of the playoff pack. He'll go to Texas, the second race in the last three-race block before the championship, in seventh place and trailing #4 Kevin Harvick by eight points. Meanwhile, Chase Elliott is looking up from the final spot in the Round of 8, back an intimidating 26 points after yet another time career victory #1 slipped from his grasp in the closing moments. Elliott took the lead from Brad Keselowski with three laps remaining in regulation when Hamlin spun him into Turn 3 to prompt the race's 11th caution and overtime. A multicar accident developed as the checkered flag dropped and, with the race over, Elliott engaged Hamlin as teams began to separate cars on the track. "He has been doing this long enough where it shouldn't happen," Elliott, who led a total of 123 laps, said afterward. "What he did was unnecessary (and) there's no reason for that. He knows the deal. He knows how the race works. He knows how Martinsville is. He didn't even try to move me out of the way. He just shoved me and wrecked me." Boos muffled celebratory cheers for Busch as the infield video board showed television coverage of Elliott and Hamlin's post-race interaction.

The two were separated before it escalated, though not until it had drawn the ire of a pro-Elliott crowd that lingered as cold temperatures set in even as tensions grew heated.(NASCAR Wire Service)[Read More Here](10-30-2017)

Congrats to Denny Hamlin and Jordan Fish: Denny Hamlin's girlfriend, Jordan Fish, announced in a Tweet on Sunday that the couple are expecting their second child this year.[More](2-27-2017)

FedEx extends contract with Joe Gibbs Racing, Hamlin signs extension: FedEx announced its extension with Joe Gibbs Racing to serve as the sponsor of the #11 Toyota with driver Denny Hamlin in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.[More](2-23-2017)

Denny Hamlin shows support for J.D. Gibbs: Defending Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin showed up Wednesday night to attend an Orlando Magic NBA game and help promote the upcoming Daytona Speedweeks, conceding there remains a lot of positive feedback about a special and sentimental move he made a day earlier for one of the sport's favorite sons. On Tuesday, Hamlin revealed on social media that he will carry his car owner J.D. Gibbs' first name above the driver door on his #11 FedEx Toyota Camry. Like Gibbs, Hamlin's initials are J.D. -- James Dennis. Gibbs' initials J.D. stand for Jason Dean. Gibbs, a popular and well-liked personality has been sidelined from his once-busy role running the Joe Gibbs Racing team because of health reasons. He has been treated for symptoms affecting his brain function and his welfare is always on the mind of team members. Hamlin reminded that it was actually J.D. that persuaded his famous father, Joe Gibbs, to hire Hamlin and give him a chance in the big leagues.(NASCAR.com)(2-6-2017)

Why did the #11 FexEx car change the FedEx paint schemes? FedEx has a highly recognizable, iconic logo, but the color scheme across the company's many business divisions varied-until now. FedEx announced back in August that it's consolidating its look by turning all of its logos purple and orange. The simplified visual identity was created after FedEx's research showed that purple and orange is one of the most recognized representations of the logo by consumers. The purple and orange combination was previously used on FedEx's Express and Supply Chain logos and will now run on all of its business division logos, including FedEx Corp., Services, Office, Ground and Freight. FedEx Corp.'s logo will change from purple and gray to purple and orange, for example, while FedEx Ground will say goodbye to its purple and green color scheme (AdWeek), looks like the scheme has stayed the same since Chicago in September. See some of the differences on the #11 Team Schemes page.(11-16-2016)

JD Gibbs being treated for symptoms impacting areas of brain function UPDATE: Joe Gibbs Racing announces today that J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, is starting treatment for symptoms impacting areas of brain function. Gibbs has undergone a series of tests after experiencing a gradual onset of symptoms that includes speech and processing issues. Gibbs' doctors believe the complications he has experienced were triggered by head injuries likely suffered earlier in life, but no specific injury was referenced or identified. Gibbs has always enjoyed an active life participating in several sports including mountain biking, snowboarding, football, racing, and other extreme-type sports. Gibbs will be undergoing more testing and receiving treatments to help manage the symptoms. During that time, it is expected that his presence at the race track will be limited; however, he will continue many of his day-to-day responsibilities at JGR's headquarters in Huntersville, NC as well as involvement with his various ministry endeavors.(Joe Gibbs Racing)
Statement from Brian France: "All members of the NASCAR and France family extend our thoughts and prayers to J.D. Gibbs and his loved ones. We've all watched J.D. grow up within our community, and he always has represented himself, his family, the entire Joe Gibbs Racing organization and NASCAR with the utmost professionalism, enthusiasm and energy. We wish him the best during this time and eagerly anticipate his recovery."(NASCAR)(3-25-2015)
UPDATE: Joe Gibbs addressed the media Sunday morning at Martinsville:
"J.D. at our team meeting earlier this week, he got up and basically he said, 'I know God has a plan and God puts us through things for a reason.' I think J.D. gains his strength from the fact that he has a personal relationship with the Lord and I have to tell you that he's my hero. I kind of watch him and I don't know if anybody has ever dealt with anything as crazy as J.D. does. He went through a situation with his son Taylor having leukemia at two and we fought through that for about three or four years. By the way, appreciate all of you all's prayers for Taylor and Taylor's doing great today. Like I said, J.D. through his entire life has probably been the craziest person that I've ever been around or knew. Basically, his situation medically - there's very few answers. We've been dealing with this for about six months and basically what the doctor's say is that they really don't know. J.D. has lived a very active lifestyle. All the things that he's done in his life physically he's loved all sporting events and it's everything from football to snowboarding, racing cars, racing motor bikes - he's lived in a lot of ways for him, he loved all those things. We can't point to any one serious thing that happened to him, certainly any injury is a possibility that led us into some of the symptoms that he's experiencing now.
We've been dealing with this for about six months so as far as the management team for Joe Gibbs Racing, we have a senior management team and most of our people have been in place for the full 24 years - it's amazing really. I think very few people have noticed anything or any difference in the way we operate with the race team. The good thing there is that J.D. and I share the same responsibilities. If I'm not there for a particular reason, J.D. will be there and if J.D. is not there for some reason, I'll be there. As he goes through treatment, he will probably be doing less at the race track because he has a full week that demands quite a bit from him as he goes through treatment. You will probably see less of him at the race track, but he'll be there on a day-to-day basis with the race team and be in all of our meetings and all of the key decisions that we make, J.D.'s going to have a huge impact on that.(Toyota Racing)(3-29-2015)

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