According to Sports Business Journal’s Adam Stern on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, both Denny Hamlin and FedEx’s contracts with Joe Gibbs Racing will expire at the conclusion of the 2023 season. This comes as the organization’s lineups have been a hot topic lately.
Hamlin and FedEx have been together since the 2005 season when he took over the No. 11 car for Joe Gibbs Racing at Kansas Speedway. The partnership will be entering its 18th full season together in 2023.
The 41-year-old driver has won at least two races in seven of the last eight seasons with multiple Crown Jewel victories that will make him a first-ballot Hall-of-Fame member in the future.
Notably, Hamlin stated he would like to retire with FedEx at Joe Gibbs Racing but if the sponsor didn’t extend, it could change the course of the final stages of his career. Perhaps, he could drive for 23XI Racing if sponsorship is different.
However, the next portion of his career will likely be determined by FedEx’s commitment. It certainly appears that Hamlin will stay unless the sponsor leaves.