Joe Gibbs Racing could have a new Sprint Cup contract to announce within the next week, and it’s not the driver everyone has been talking about.

Denny Hamlin is in final negotiations with JGR and sponsor FedEx on an extension of his deal, which runs through the 2013 season.

“I think I’m up at the end of next year, but I know where my future is, and that’s at Gibbs,” Hamlin told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday. “FedEx knows who they want driving their car. We typically try to do our deals together as a partnership, because that’s what it is between the three of us. As long as FedEx likes me, I know I want to be with Gibbs. We’re to all working together to solidify that for years to come.

“I think it’ll be done within a week. Everything but the ink on the paper is pretty much done. Everything is pretty much locked in, and we know where we’re going to be for the foreseeable future.”