FedEx Will Donate $1 Per Vote
Denny Hamlin is the driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He is also the defending champion of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, which takes place this Saturday, May 21st, at 7 p.m. Eastern on FOX Sports 1.
Today FedEx is launching a special #11 FedEx Cares vote where fans can vote for their favorite paint scheme which Denny will run in Sonoma in June. They allowing the fans to vote on FedEx's Facebook page or their Twitter handle (@FedEx). You can vote either by hashtag on Twitter or a comment on Facebook.
With each vote, FedEx is going to donate $1 to one of the charities on the side of the cars - there's five different ones - up to $55,000! They're also pledging over the next four years $200 million to 200 communities. That's a big number for a great company that obviously gives a lot back to their communities here in the U.S.
Denny's Thought Regarding All-Star Race Rule Changes:
When asked about his thoughts regarding the rule changes for the All-Star race announced today by NASCAR, Denny stated, “I think from the fan standpoint, they won't see physically anything different with the cars. I think the teams are probably trying the most economical way to slow these cars down in the center of the corner.
I think it's just kind of an effort to keep going down the path that we started this year of taking downforce away. Most of these changes are going to take side force away, which to a fan may not mean much, but it's all really an effort to take the center of the corner speed down.
Ultimately we can take more chances when the speeds are down and the person in front of us is lifting off the throttle. It allows us to carry it in there, similar to like I did in Kansas. It gave me the opportunity to make a move. It may work, it may not. It didn't in my case, but at least gave me the chance to.
I think it's kind of an effort to make the racing better. I think anytime you slow the speeds down, racing will always be better. I look forward to it.
Be sure to watch the video below and then cast your
vote for either #Fedexcares1, #Fedexcares2, or #Fedexcares3!
Help decide the #11 #FedExCares Toyota paint scheme! Cast your vote by tweeting your favorite hashtag to @FedEx. pic.twitter.com/VgP6tO2pWH— FedEx (@FedEx) May 16, 2016