Drivers, teams hoping for long-term deals

Reid Spencer - NASCAR Wire Service Wednesday, Jan 20 1699
Although in his final year of his contract at Joe Gibbs Racing, Denny Hamlin indicated he doesn't anticipate jumping teams anytime soon – if ever.

"I think Mike (Wheeler) will be my last crew chief," said Hamlin of his new pit partnership. "I've got such a great relationship with JGR and (sponsor) FedEx, I'd be a fool to leave either one."

In a similar vein, Furniture Row Racing General Manager Joe Garone said his team is very happy with its relationship with driver Martin Truex Jr. and would sign him to a multi-year contract if it had assurances that sponsorship dollars were in place.