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Denny Hamlin and Joe Gibbs Racing land new sponsor for Cup and Xfinity in 2021

Denny Hamlin will be eyeing a record third consecutive Daytona 500 win in 2021.
Denny Hamlin will be eyeing a record third consecutive Daytona 500 win in 2021.
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Modified 10 Feb 2021
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Denny Hamlin and Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) will be welcoming a new sponsor for the 2021 season. Offerpad, a home-buying company, will feature as primary sponsor for select races in the team's NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series campaigns.

Denny Hamlin, who will be gunning for his fourth Daytona 500 victory on Feb. 14, will have Offerpad on his No. 11 Toyota at Phoenix Raceway (Mar. 14) and Charlotte Motor Speedway (Oct. 10).

Welcoming Offerpad to JGR, Denny Hamlin said in a team release:

"It’s always exciting to welcome a new partner into our sport and I’m thrilled to have Offerpad on board with us."

Harrison Burton, who drives in the Xfinity Series for JGR, will also have Offerpad on his No. 20 Toyota for a total of four Xfinity races, including Talladega Superspeedway (Apr. 24), Texas Motor Speedway (Jun. 12), Atlanta Motor Speedway (Jul. 10), and Daytona International Speedway (Aug. 27).

"The goal for our 20 team is to build off the momentum we had last year and having Offerpad come on board is just added incentive. I can’t wait to get our season started,” said the 2020 Xfinity Rookie of The Year Burton.

Burton won four races in the Xfinity Series in 2020 en route to a fourth-place finish in the points.

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Why is Denny Hamlin one to watch out for in 2021?

Denny Hamlin finished sixth in the 2011 Busch Clash on Tuesday.
Denny Hamlin finished sixth in the 2011 Busch Clash on Tuesday.

Denny Hamlin's second place in the NASCAR Cup Series standings in 2010 remains his best finish till date. In 2020, he missed another chance to better that, finishing fourth in the Round of 4 at Phoenix and ending the season with seven wins, 18 top 5s, and an average finish of 9.3.

Also Read: NASCAR drivers approaching milestones in 2021 Cup season

Of Hamlin's three Daytona 500 wins, he won two on the trot between 2019-20, becoming only the fourth Cup Series driver in history to pull it off. On Sunday, Feb. 14, he will be looking to become the first driver ever to win three editions of "The Great American Race" in a row.

The JGR driver is also just six wins shy of 50 Cup victories, a milestone attained by only 14 other drivers.

Also Read: NASCAR: 5 drivers to watch out for on short-track races in 2021

Published 10 Feb 2021
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