Denny Hamlin Signs Contract Extension With Joe Gibbs Racing

By Christy Valdez

Denny Hamlin will continue to race with Joe Gibbs Racing for a few more years to come.

It was announced by ESPN saturday that Hamlin had signed a contract extension keeping him with Joe Gibbs Racing.  Hamlin even confirmed the extension on his twitter account prior to the race at Kentucky Speedway.

“It’s official. I’ve signed  an extension with @JoeGibbsRacing. Happy to know where my future is. Excited for tonight and beyond with my team,” said Hamlin.

Hamlin has been with Joe Gibbs Racing since 2005 where he began racing in the Busch Series which is now known as the Nationwide Series. He is currently in his seventh Sprint Cup Series season where he has qualified for the chase in his first six seasons. Hamlin came close to winning the 2010 Cup Championship after finishing second in the standings after Jimmie Johnson.

In his time in the Cup Series Hamlin has won the Rookie of the Year award. He also became the first driver to qualify for the chase in his rookie season.

This season Hamlin is currently in the top ten in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings with two wins. Along with the full time Cup ride, Hamlin also races a partial Nationwide Series schedule.

Hamlin’s sponsor through his time in the cup series has been FedEx and along with the new contract extension Hamlin hopes to continue with FedEx, where he has participated in events with them. FedEx currently sponsors 36 of 38 of the cup races.

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