FedEx Racing Express Facts – Pocono Raceway

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New Hampshire Recap: The FedEx Racing team overcame an up-and-down afternoon to finish sixth in last Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. After starting 14th, he climbed into the top 10 during stage one before losing multiple positions on pit road on two occasions. He took advantage of four fresh tires to drive from 16th to sixth on the final green-flag run of the race.

Pocono Notes: Hamlin is the standard bearer when it comes to Pocono Raceway. He leads all active drivers in wins (six), laps led (797), and average starting position (7.8) at the 2.5-mile tri-oval. He also ranks second in top-five finishes (14), top-10s (21) and pole awards (three). Since being paired with crew chief Chris Gabehart in 2019, Hamlin has picked up two wins and four top-five finishes in six Pocono races. He has led in each of those six races and seven consecutive Pocono starts overall dating back to July 2018.

No Ordinary Rookie: Hamlin’s first two trips to Pocono Raceway were nothing short of brilliant. The Chesterfield, Virginia native captured the pole for both races and led 234 of 400 total laps on the way to claiming his first two NASCAR Cup Series victories.

Hamlin Statistics

Track: Pocono

Races: 32

Wins: 6

Poles: 3

Top-5: 14

Top-10: 21

Laps Led: 797

Avg. Start: 7.8

Avg. Finish: 11.1

Hamlin Conversation – Pocono

What makes you so good at Pocono Raceway?

“I think the track just fits my driving style and it’s a place I picked up on right from the first time there in my rookie season. It’s a great racetrack, very challenging and it’s tough to get your car balanced for all three turns. Obviously, I have been very fortunate to work with some great teams and crew chiefs throughout my career as well. That gives me a lot of confidence every time I go to Pocono. This week especially, it’s unlike anywhere we have been so far this season, but I feel like our team and everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota have been working very hard and making gains throughout the year. I’m looking forward to getting on track Saturday and seeing where we stack up because I feel like it’s a place that we can take advantage of and hopefully pick up some more playoff points.”

FedEx Office Along for the Ride at Pocono Raceway: For this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway, the No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota Camry TRD will carry D080 on the b-post in recognition of the District 80 Boston North/New England team leading the way in print revenue early in Fiscal Year 2023.

FedEx Office – Closest to Pocono Raceway940 Schechter Dr., Suite 1, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702, 570-819-0813

2022 FedEx Racing Team Results
Feb. 20Daytona 500Daytona303763/201Crash034th
Feb. 27WISE Power 400Fontana415200/200Running030th
March 6Pennzoil 400Las Vegas832219/274Drivetrain3130th
March 13Ruoff Mortgage 500Phoenix213312/312Running027th
March 20Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500Atlanta1529212/325Crash126th
March 27EchoPark Automotive Grand PrixAustin81869/69Running322nd
April 3Toyota Owners 400Richmond131400/400Running520th
April 9Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400Martinsville2528400/403Running021st
April 17Food City Dirt RaceBristol343591/250Engine023rd
April 24GEICO 500Talladega718188/188Running924th
May 2DuraMAX Drydene 400Dover221399/400Running6723rd
May 8Goodyear 400Darlington2221292/293Running4222nd
May 15AdventHealth 400Kansas184267/267Running020th
May 29Coca-Cola 600Charlotte11413/413Running4217th
June 5Enjoy Illinois 300St. Louis634234/245Running1019th
June 12Toyota / Save Mart 350Sonoma1031110/110Running021st
June 26Ally 400Nashville16300/300Running11420th
July 3Kwik Trip 250Road America141762/62Running120th
July 10Quaker State 400Atlanta1625259/260Running219th
July 17Ambetter 301New Hampshire146301/301Running019th
Averages/Totals12.519.690.9% 290

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