Gibbs signs driver to contract, It’s Hamlin

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #18 Dollar General Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Feed The Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway on June 28, 2012 in Sparta, Kentucky. (June 27, 2012 - Source: Chris Trotman/Getty Images North America)

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #18 Dollar General Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Feed The Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway on June 28, 2012 in Sparta, Kentucky. (June 27, 2012 - Source: Chris Trotman/Getty Images North America)

It may not be the name everyone is waiting to be called but Joe Gibbs Racing has agreed to a contract with a driver. While it is widely suspected that Matt Kenseth will join Joe Gibbs Racing nothing has been officially announced by the driver or team.

Denny Hamlin has agreed to a contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing. A 19 time winner at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series level, Hamlin has 2 wins this season.

The contract for the 31 year old driver will officially be announced prior to the start of tonight’s race on TNT. The #11 will continue to be sponsored by Fed Ex who has been on his Cup series car since his debut at the level in 2005.

A contract between Hamlin and Gibbs will cover multiple seasons.