FedEx Racing Facts – Talladega Superspeedway
Joe Gibbs Racing
Race: GEICO 500
Date/Time: Sunday, June 21/3:00 p.m. ET
Distance: 188 laps/500 miles
Track Length: 2.66-mile
Track Shape: Tri-Oval
2019 Winner: Chase Elliott
FedEx Racing Notes:
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.
Homestead-Miami Recap: Denny Hamlin won his third race of the 2020 season when he captured the checkered flag on Sunday evening at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Hamlin and the #11 FedEx Office Toyota Camry team started from the pole position, swept all three stages and led 137 of 267 laps on the way to Hamlin’s 40th-career Cup Series win.
Talladega Superspeedway Preview: For the second superspeedway race of the season, the NASCAR Cup Series now heads to Talladega Superspeedway. Hamlin has 28 total starts at the track in the Cup Series with one trip to victory lane in 2014. In his previous 28 starts at the 2.66 high-banked superspeedway, Hamlin has seven top-five finishes and 11 top-10 finishes and has led 302 laps. His average start at the track is 18.0 and average finish of 17.7.
Hamlin Conversation – Talladega Superspeedway:
Looking ahead to this weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway.
“Superspeedway’s are such a wildcard race. We’ve been fortunate the last few years to have success and already have one superspeedway win this season with the Daytona 500, but it’s all about being there at the end with a shot. Last year we wrecked out early at Talladega in the spring and then survived in the fall and had a good finish. It’s like a chess match and whoever can play the game the best and make the right moves throughout the day will have a shot at the win. I like our odds and I think we have just as good as a chance as anyone else to take home another win on Sunday.”
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