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Hamlin gets contract extension from Gibbs and sponsor FedEx

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Denny Hamlin has signed a contract extension with both Joe Gibbs Racing and longtime sponsor FedEx.

The reigning Daytona 500 winner had the extension announced Thursday as FedEx honored him with a highlight video of the victory, the closest finish in race history.

FedEx has been with JGR since 2005, and the only primary sponsor Hamlin has had at NASCAR's top level.

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Hamlin has 29 career Cup victories and is a stalwart of the Gibbs organization. He made his Cup debut with the organization in 2005 and was the full-time driver of the No. 11 team the next season. It makes Hamlin the longest tenured driver of a stacked Gibbs lineup even after the abrupt departure of Carl Edwards.

Hamlin is still teamed with 2016 champion Kyle Busch, two-time Daytona 500 winner and Xfinity Series champion Daniel Suarez.

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