Joe Gibbs Racing
Race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500
Date/Time: Sunday, July 19/3:00 p.m. ET
Distance: 334 laps/500 miles
Track Length: 1.5-mile
Track Shape: Oval
2019 Race Winner: Denny Hamlin
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.
Bristol Motor Speedway All-Star Race Recap: Starting the All-Star race at Bristol Motor Speedway from the 15th position, Hamlin struggled with the handling of the No. 11 FedEx Camry early in the race. The Chris Gabehart led team made adjustments throughout the race to improve the FedEx Camry and Hamlin was able to make his way to the top five in the closing laps. Needing a little more adjustments to be in contention for the win and have a shot at a million dollars, Hamlin and the No. 11 FedEx Camry team came home with a solid fifth-place finish.
Texas Motor Speedway Preview: The NASCAR Cup Series now heads to Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. Hamlin has 28 starts at the Lone Star state track in the Cup Series with three trips to victory lane, seven top-five finishes and 13 top-10 finishes. Hamlin’s average start is 13.7 and average finish is 13.8 and he has led 277 laps. Most recently Hamlin added the Spring 2019 race win to his pair of wins from when he swept the 2010 race weekends.
Track: Texas Motor Speedway
Laps Led: 277
Avg. Start: 13.7
Avg. Finish: 13.8
FedEx Office – Along For The Ride at Texas Motor Speedway: Thank you to all FedEx Office team members for rising to meet and overcome challenges on a daily basis.
Hamlin Conversation – Texas Motor Speedway:
Looking ahead to this week’s race at Texas Motor Speedway.
“I’m ready to get to Texas this weekend and defend our win from last year. We had a fast FedEx Camry for the Spring race last year and we were able to get the win, but came back in the Fall and didn’t get the result we deserved. Had a fast car, I just lost it and ended our day early. Texas is a challenging track, but if we can get a good qualifying draw and start up front and keep our FedEx Camry up front, there’s no reason we can’t be the ones who walk away with the win at the end of the day on Sunday.”
TIL NEXT TIME I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!