#11 FedEx Freight Toyota
Joe Gibbs Racing
Race: Hollywood Casino 400
Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 18/2:30 p.m. ET
Distance: 267 laps/400.5 miles
Track Length: 1.5 miles
Track Shape: Tri-Oval
Banking: Turns: 17-20°; Straights 5-11°
2019 Winner: Denny Hamlin
Press Kit: Download the 2020 FedEx Racing press materials at www.fedexracing.com/presskit, including bios for Denny Hamlin, Chris Gabehart and Joe Gibbs Racing leadership, program highlights and statistics.
Charlotte Roval Recap: The #11 FedEx Ground Toyota started the race on the pole, but that was the only time Hamlin was at the front of the field during the 109-lap race around the road course/oval hybrid track. Morning showers required the field to start the race on rain tires and then make the decision of when to switch to regular racing slicks as the track dried. The changing conditions, plus rough contact in the corners, led to Hamlin spinning multiple times throughout the race. Despite trailing near the back of the pack for parts of the race, the #11 team was able to use pit strategy to get back up to third with 19 laps to go. However, a late pit stop was slowed when the pit crew had to work around body damage from earlier contact, knocking Hamlin back outside the top 25. He was able to rally in the remaining nine laps to cross the line 15th.
Kansas Preview: The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kansas for the first event in the Round of 8 this weekend. “The Track That Will Blow You Away” will be the host on Sunday at 2:30 pm ET. Hamlin was reseeded second in the points standings behind Kevin Harvick after the Round of 12, but he will look to punch his ticket to the Championship 4 with a win at Kansas.
Track: Kansas Speedway
Laps Led: 6276
Avg. Start: 12.5
Avg. Finish: 14.5
Hamlin Conversation – Kansas:
As you and the team look to Kansas, you’ve had success there in the past. How do you intend to use that experience?
“Our mentality is the same— win and win now. We’ve had success in the last two races at Kansas, and we’ll look to keep that going. I know my team is going to put a fast car on the track and then it’s up to me to get it across the finish line.”
There are three races left this season. What does it mean to you to be back in the position to possibly win your first championship?
“It means everything. I’ve been at it for 15 years, and to be back in a position to capture my first championship is everything. Right now I’m focused on Kansas, though, and how I can perform the best for myself and my team.”
FedEx Freight Along for the Ride at Kansas Speedway: For the Hollywood Casino 400 at the Kansas Speedway, FedEx Freight recognizes the company’s Midway, Ill., service center by featuring the call letters MDW on the #11 FedEx Freight race car. The Midway service center, which opened in 2018, has approximately 390 team members who are committed to making every FedEx experience outstanding.
FedEx Office – Closest to Kansas Speedway: 13450 W 87th St. Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66215, (913) 894-2010
|2020 FedEx Racing Team Results|
|Feb. 16||Daytona 500||Daytona||21||1||209/209||Running||79||1st||▬|
|Feb. 23||Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube||Las Vegas||4||17||267/267||Running||0||9th||▼|
|Mar. 1||Auto Club 400||Fontana||28||6||200/200||Running||0||7th||▲|
|Mar. 8||Fan Shield 500||Phoenix||3||20||316/316||Running||0||11th||▼|
|May 17||The Real Heroes 400||Darlington||10||5||293/293||Running||0||6th||▲|
|May 20||Toyota 500||Darlington||16||1||208/208||Running||12||4th||▲|
|May 24||Coca-Cola 600||Charlotte||13||29||398/405||Running||0||8th||▼|
|May 28||Alsco Uniforms 500||Charlotte||29||2||208/208||Running||0||8th||▬|
|May 31||Food City Presents Supermarket Heroes 500||Bristol||10||17||500/500||Running||131||7th||▲|
|June 6||Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500||Atlanta||10||5||325/325||Running||0||6th||▲|
|June 10||Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500||Martinsville||12||24||497/500||Running||0||8th||▼|
|June 14||Dixie Vodka 400||Homestead-Miami||1||1||267/267||Running||137||7th||▲|
|June 22||GEICO 500||Talladega||2||4||191/191||Running||18||6th||▲|
|June 27||Pocono Organics 325||Pocono||3||2||130/130||Running||10||6th||▬|
|June 28||Pocono 350||Pocono||19||1||140/140||Running||49||5th||▲|
|July 5||Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400||Indianapolis||6||28||153/161||Accident||19||5th||▬|
|July 12||Quaker State 400||Kentucky||12||12||267/267||Running||0||6th||▼|
|July 19||O’Reilly Auto Parts 500||Texas||7||20||333/334||Running||11||6th|