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Denny Hamlin was so excited during Monday morning’s Daytona 500 Champion’s Breakfast that he forgot about one of the special gifts given to each champion of The Great American Race.
Earlier in the weekend leading up to the Daytona 500, Joe Gibbs faced the media and attempted to put into words what winning The Great American Race would mean in the wake of his son’s recent passing.
Denny Hamlin did it for the late J.D. Gibbs on Sunday night at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
On a night when Joe Gibbs Racing celebrated the life of its late co-chairman by sweeping the podium in the 61st Daytona 500, Kyle Busch was left disappointed after missing out on a win in The Great American Race for the 14th time.
Matt DiBenedetto had the race of his life on Sunday at Daytona Int’l Speedway, leading more laps in one race than he had in his entire career and looking to have a shot to win the Daytona 500.
Just like he did in last year’s Great American Race, Ryan Blaney held off all challengers to win the second stage of the Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona Int’l Speedway.