Hamlin announces multi-year contract extension with JGR
After much speculation and delay, three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin has agreed to a contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). Hamlin, who is also a three-time winner of the Southern 500 and the 2022 Coke 600, confirmed that the relationship between JGR and his own team, 23XI Racing, will remain unchanged. He has been with JGR for almost 20 years, starting in 2005, and has won 50 races in his Cup career. Although he has not won a driver’s title, Hamlin is tied with NASCAR Hall of Famer Junior Johnson for the most wins in NASCAR Cup history without a championship. Hamlin’s return solidifies JGR’s plans for the next several years, according to team owner Joe Gibbs.