Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/14/14

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin speaks at Las Vegas Motorspeedway for the Roast of four time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson during Day 1 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week on December 2, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Denny Hamlin has signed a contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing. An announcement is expected later tonight. "We pride ourselves on long-term deals," team owner Joe Gibbs said, but would not reveal the terms. "Denny's done a great job for us and he's done a great job for FedEx." Hamlin, 31, made his debut with JGR at Kansas Speedway in 2004. After moving to the Sprint Cup Series full time the following season, the Chesterfield, Va.-native qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup for six consecutive seasons with crew chief Mike Ford calling the shots. Although Hamlin and Ford parted ways after last year, defending championship crew chief Darian Grubb has taken over the leadership of the No. 11 JGR team. Hamlin is currently eighth in the points standings. In 239 career Cup starts, Hamlin has amassed 19 wins, 73 top-fives and 119 top-10 finishes. Although there are rumors of Matt Kenseth joining JGR, Gibbs opted not to speculate. When asked whether an announcement could come i...
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