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Derrell Edwards, jackman for the No. 11 Toyota driven by Denny Hamlin, signed an extension with Joe Gibbs Racing, the team announced Tuesday.
Edwards’ extension keeps him with the organization through 2027. The sixth-year pit crew member joined JGR at the start of the 2021 season as a member of Christopher Bell’s No. 20 team before joining Hamlin’s crew for 2022.
Edwards, a graduate of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program, became the program’s first member to win the Daytona 500 when Austin Dillon’s Richard Childress Racing team won the event in February 2018.
NEWS: JGR and @derrelledwards_ have reached a contract extension that will keep the rising star as the jackman of the team‘s No. 11 Toyota Camry TRD through the end of the 2027 #NASCAR Cup Series season. The new agreement was finalized this week. pic.twitter.com/1f8f3s5VWb
— Joe Gibbs Racing (@JoeGibbsRacing) June 21, 2022
Edwards joined the Cup Series as a member of Paul Menard’s pit crew at RCR in 2017 before transitioning to the No. 3 team in 2018.
A Baltimore native, Edwards played NCAA Division I basketball at High Point University (NC) where he won a Big South Conference championship in his senior year.