KANSAS CITY, KANSAS - MAY 15: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 Sport Clips Haircuts Toyota, and co-owner of 23XI Racing, Kurt Busch, driver of the #45 Jordan Brand Toyota, and crew celebrate in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 15, 2022 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) | Getty Images
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS - MAY 15: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 Sport Clips Haircuts Toyota, and co-owner of 23XI Racing, Kurt Busch, driver of the #45 Jordan Brand Toyota, and crew celebrate in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 15, 2022 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Denny Hamlin hopes to return to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2024

Denny Hamlin provided an offseason update heading into what will be a contract year for him, saying Thursday that he’s hopeful to return to Joe Gibbs Racing after the 2023 campaign.

Hamlin’s remarks came before Thursday evening’s NASCAR Awards festivities at Nashville’s Music City Center, where Joey Logano will be honored as this year’s Cup Series champion. Hamlin confirmed during his morning availability that contracts are up for both him and longtime sponsor FedEx after the 2023 season.

“Certainly, I’ve always wanted to finish my career at JGR,” Hamlin said, “and I’m optimistic that will be the case.”

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