#11 FedEx Freight Toyota
Joe Gibbs Racing
Race: Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart
Date/Time: July 13/7:30 p.m. ET
Distance: 267 laps/400.5 miles
Track Length: 1.5 miles
Track Shape: Tri-Oval
2018 Winner: Martin Truex Jr..
Daytona Recap: Denny Hamlin finished 26th in the #11 FedEx Office Toyota after being collected at a late-race multi-car mess in Sunday’s rain-postponed race at Daytona International Speedway. After having a lengthy weather delay, 20-year-old Justin Haley was declared the race winner, 33 laps short of their scheduled 160-lap distance. Hamlin began sixth and attempted various drafting lines to attempt and improve his position, finally finishing eighth in Period 1. Stage 2 was a lot of the same, though the #11 dropped back up to 20th in the field before making a comeback, crossing the lineup 11th at the ending of the segment. Lining up 14th to its final section, Hamlin started his charge throughout the field, shooting the #11 car three-wide in visitors, bold moves by Hamlin pushed the FedEx car to the lead after only 17 laps of racing in the stage. Following leading five rebounds, Hamlin was in the very front of the bottom line of cars when Austin Dillon and Clint Bowyer made a run on the exterior. As the two drivers jockeyed for position, they tangled facing Hamlin who had nowhere to go and was collected in the ensuing melee that claimed a total of 18 cars. The FedEx team worked on the ruined car during multiple pit stops but lost two laps in the process. During the caution, NASCAR was forced to red-flag the race because of lightning in the region. After two hours and 12 minutes of lightning and rain, the race has been declared .
Kentucky Preview: The Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be heading into Kentucky Speedway next weekend for a 400-mile occasion on Saturday, July 13. Having faced a hardship recent races, Hamlin and staff will be looking for a powerful ending and Denny’s first-career victory at Kentucky.
Hamlin Kentucky Statistics:
Track: Kentucky Speedway
Laps Led: 76
Avg. Start: 12.2
Avg. Finish 16.1
How can your team stay focused and written despite facing some adversity this year?
“It may be challenging sometimes, like at Daytona where we have trapped in someone else’s mess. Despite facing many challenges this season, our team believes in what we are doing and what we are really capable of, and I always do what I can to make the right moves to get our FedEx Toyota into front.”
With just a handful of races in Kentucky, what excites you about competing there and what exactly are you expecting to find out about this track?
“This will simply be our ninth race at Kentucky, thus we do not have as much earlier experience and outcomes, but any team can win on any given day so we’re confident in our abilities to have a win in Kentucky. Every race is a chance to learn more about the track and your staff, and Kentucky will likely be no different.”
FedEx Louisville Service Center Along for the Ride at Kentucky Speedway: For Your Quaker State 400 in Kentucky Speedway, FedEx Freight recognizes the company’s Louisville service centre by incorporating the call letters LOU about the FedEx Number 11. The Louisville service centre has approximately 305 team members who are committed to making every FedEx expertise exceptional.
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