#3 Joe Gibbs Racing in the #11
Denny Hamlin signed a contract extension in 2017, but never mentioned for how long that extension was for and only mentioned that it would be enough to keep the crop of younger drivers from taking his ride. With that being said and the partnership between Furniture Row Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing in mind, would JGR’s opinion change for Trux Jr
Not only would it be one of the biggest free agent grabs in JGR history, up there with Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth, it would also give The Toyota team two of the contenders that make up the coveted big three. As for Hamlin, it keeps him employed and with a competitive team, which could be the difference in finally winning him his first championship as well.
In the end, its not known if JGR would make this move or not, but it is at least possible given the partnership between them and FRR. It also would solve FRR’s problem of not having sponsorship due to the fact that Fedex has already committed long term to Denny Hamlin. If nothing else, it would solve woes for both sides and give JGR a majority of NASCAR’s big three.