June 23–26, 2016
JA will ride along with NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin and the #11 FedEx Racing Team in the Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma (California) Raceway on Sunday, June 26.
FedEx hosted a social-media campaign in May that gave fans the chance to vote for their favorite paint scheme (and our logo takes up the entire trunk in all three choices). Votes triggered an additional donation from FedEx Cares, a global-giving initiative through which FedEx is investing $200 million in more than 200 communities by 2020.
Now, it's finally race week, and we couldn't be prouder of Denny Hamlin and the FedEx Racing Team.
- On Thursday evening, FedEx will unveil the winning design with a 360-degree virtual-reality tour, which we’ll share on our social-media channels and on our website. [UPDATED: Photo and video are below.]
- On Friday, FedEx will release a video showing the winning paint scheme being applied to the car via high-speed footage, which we’ll also share on our digital channels. [UPDATED: Video is below.]
- On Sunday, we'll tweet highlights from the race.
UPDATE, June 26:
Start your engines! Our Global Head of Development, Brandie Conforti, is at the NASCAR Sonoma Raceway to cheer on Denny Hamlin and the #11 FedEx team. (She even got to ride in the #11 car!) Keep an eye out for the JA logo during the race (3:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1).
At the halfway point, Denny Hamlin has just taken the lead!
In a down-to-the-wire finish, Tony Stewart barely edged out Denny Hamlin for the win. Denny may have been #2 in the race, but he's #1 in our hearts!