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BROOKLYN, Mich – Joe Gibbs Racing made a last minute paint scheme adjustment to the No. 11 Fed Ex Toyota driven by Denny Hamlin for Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Hamlin’s car was wrapped in it’s normal colors for qualifying but was changed to pay tribute to the late Jason Leffler on Sunday for the Quicken Loans 400 by using the old school paint scheme from when Leffler raced for JGR and FedEx in 2005. Leffler died in a short track accident last Wednesday from a blunt force neck injury at the age of 37.
Hamlin’s Jason Leffler paint scheme – Getty Images
Hamlin was one of many drivers paying tribute to Leffler on Sunday. Hamlin finished the race in 30th position.
The car in 2005.
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Denny Hamlin's No. 11 Toyota has changed its paint scheme for Sunday's race at Michigan to the one that was used when Jason Leffler drove the car in 2005.
The tribute paint scheme was Hamlin's idea and approved by Joe Gibbs Racing and sponsor FedEx.
Leffler was killed in an accident Wednesday night at a dirt track in New Jersey. He was 37. Leffler drove 19 Sprint Cup...
In honor of Jason Leffler, Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota has changed its paint scheme for Sunday’s race at Michigan to the one used when Leffler drove the car in 2005. The paint scheme was Hamlin’s idea and was
Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway was full of both excitement and disappointment for fans and drivers alike. Greg Biffle, driver of the No.16 3M Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing took home the trophy capturing Ford Racing’s 1,000 career victory, while drivers such as Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Jeff Gordon dealt with some bad luck at the 2 mile oval...