Denny Hamlin – FedEx Racing Express Facts – Daytona International Speedway

2022 Season Recap: Last season marked the fourth consecutive season where Hamlin and the FedEx Racing team ended up in the top five in the series standings. While the final result was solid, the road there was a trying one for the No. 11 team.

After finishing every race in 2021, various misfortunes saw Hamlin out of the race at the end of four of the first nine events in 2022. A win at Richmond Raceway in early April solidified his place in the playoffs and Hamlin added another crown jewel victory to his resume when he won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. Once the playoffs began, the FedEx Racing team turned in an impressive stretch with a series-best 6.6 average finish over the final 10 races.

Clash Recap: The No. 11 team finished ninth in The Clash at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on February 5. After leading 20 of 25 laps and winning his heat race, Hamlin started third in the 150-lap main event. He grabbed the lead early on and led 26 laps before being shuffled out of the lead group. Once he lost his track position, Hamlin was collected in several accidents before ultimately ending up with a top-10 result.

Elite Company: Hamlin is tied with NASCAR Hall of Famers Bobby Allison, Jeff Gordon, and Dale Jarrett on the short list of drivers who have three Daytona 500 victories. If Hamlin can capture his fourth Harley J. Earl trophy, he would tie Cale Yarborough for second all-time behind only seven-time winner Richard Petty.

Leading the Way: When it comes to the Daytona 500, Hamlin leads all active drivers in wins (three) and laps led (474). He is also tied for the most top-five finishes (eight). The FedEx Racing driver has earned four top-five finishes in the past five Daytona 500s dating back to 2018.

Speedweeks Success: In addition to his three Daytona 500 victories, Hamlin has visited victory lane six other times during Daytona Speedweeks. He has a trio of wins in the 150-mile Duel qualifying races (2008, 2014, 2017) and three more in The Clash (2006, 2014, 2016).

Hamlin Statistics

Track: Daytona International Speedway

Races: 34

Wins: 3

Poles: 0

Top-5: 11

Top-10: 12

Laps Led: 648

Avg. Start: 16.7

Avg. Finish: 16.8

Hamlin Conversation – Daytona

What do you expect from this year’s Daytona 500?

“I think you’ll see a great race. The 500 is always such a great atmosphere and the racing is always great because everyone wants to put their name on the list of winners of this race. For us, we want to do it for a fourth time. That would mean a lot to me personally to move up that list. I feel very good about it. Chris (Gabehart, crew chief) and my team do an unbelievable job, especially at this race, to give me a great opportunity, so I feel confident we’ll have a great chance on Sunday.”

 

Celebrating FedEx50: Hamlin’s No. 11 Camry will carry a special FedEx50 paint scheme to kickstart a campaign celebrating all that FedEx has accomplished in its first 50 years, and also what’s to come in the next 50 years and beyond. The design features the FedEx50 logo on the hood as well as a gold 11 in honor of the company’s golden birthday. The ’50 by 50’ logo on the TV panel represents FedEx’s goal of helping impact the lives of 50 million people in need worldwide by the company’s 50th birthday later this spring.

FedEx Express Along for the Ride at Daytona: For the Daytona 500, the B-post of Hamlin’s No. 11 Camry will feature 50 in recognition of FedEx’s 50th birthday coming later this spring. The FedEx50 livery in the Daytona 500 will serve as the launch of a yearlong campaign surrounding the Memphis, Tennessee-based company’s 50th birthday in which they will pay homage to the organization’s fast-growing history and what lies ahead in the future.

 

FedEx Office – Closest to Daytona International Speedway2274 W International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL, 386-323-7840

2022 FedEx Racing Team Results
DATE EVENT LOCATION START FINISH LAPS STATUS LED PTS TREND
Feb. 20 Daytona 500 Daytona 30 37 63/201 Crash 0 34th
Feb. 27 WISE Power 400 Fontana 4 15 200/200 Running 0 30th
March 6 Pennzoil 400 Las Vegas 8 32 219/274 Drivetrain 31 30th
March 13 Ruoff Mortgage 500 Phoenix 2 13 312/312 Running 0 27th
March 20 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta 15 29 212/325 Crash 1 26th
March 27 EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix Austin 8 18 69/69 Running 3 22nd
April 3 Toyota Owners 400 Richmond 13 1 400/400 Running 5 20th
April 9 Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 Martinsville 25 28 400/403 Running 0 21st
April 17 Food City Dirt Race Bristol 34 35 91/250 Engine 0 23rd
April 24 GEICO 500 Talladega 7 18 188/188 Running 9 24th
May 2 DuraMAX Drydene 400 Dover 2 21 399/400 Running 67 23rd
May 8 Goodyear 400 Darlington 22 21 292/293 Running 42 22nd
May 15 AdventHealth 400 Kansas 18 4 267/267 Running 0 20th
May 29 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte 1 1 413/413 Running 42 17th
June 5 Enjoy Illinois 300 St. Louis 6 34 234/245 Running 10 19th
June 12 Toyota / Save Mart 350 Sonoma 10 31 110/110 Running 0 21st
June 26 Ally 400 Nashville 1 6 300/300 Running 114 20th
July 3 Kwik Trip 250 Road America 14 17 62/62 Running 1 20th
July 10 Quaker State 400 Atlanta 16 25 259/260 Running 2 19th
July 17 Ambetter 301 New Hampshire 14 6 301/301 Running 0 19th
July 24 M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 Pocono 1 35 160/160 Running 21 21st
July 31 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard Indianapolis 15 14 86/86 Running 0 20th
Aug. 7 FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan 9 3 200/200 Running 38 17th
Aug. 14 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond 3 4 400/400 Running 22 12th
Aug. 21 Go Bowling at The Glen Watkins Glen 22 20 90/90 Running 0 14th
Aug. 28 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona 19 25 137/160 Crash 13 6th
Sept. 4 Cook Out Southern 500 Darlington 11 2 367/367 Running 6 3rd
Sept. 11 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas 25 2 267/267 Running 0 3rd
Sept. 17 Bass Pro Shops Night Race Bristol 4 9 500/500 Running 0 6th
Sept. 25 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Texas 8 10 334/334 Running 2 6th
Oct. 2 YellaWood 500 Talladega 3 5 188/188 Running 20 4th
Oct. 9 Bank of America ROVAL 400 Charlotte 24 13 112/112 Running 0 7th
Oct. 16 South Point 400 Las Vegas 31 5 267/267 Running 5 4th
Oct. 23 Dixie Vodka 400 Homestead 14 7 267/267 Running 4 5th
Oct. 30 Xfinity 500 Martinsville 11 5 500/500 Running 203 5th
Nov. 7 Cup Series Championship Race Phoenix 21 8 312/312 Running 0 5th
Averages/Totals 13.1 15.5 94.7%   624    
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