Denny Hamlin scored his second career Daytona 500 victory on Sunday.
Who would have thought that back in 1987 that Hamlin would have sort of predicted the date of the win.
The Daytona 500
My wish is to win the Daytona 500. If I won the Daytona 500, I would like it to come true on February 17, 1998. My car would be red, white, blue and gold. Just like Bill Elliott’s car. If I do win the Daytona 500, I could win 1,000,000 dollars. My crew chief would be Gary Barden and my tire changer would be Ernie Elliott. The reason for all of this is because I love racing.
A few years ago when Hamlin won his first Daytona 500 some of the details were a little off. With FedEx having a new paint scheme this season…. everything is a little closer.
Winning this year was a little more special for Joe Gibbs Racing who recently lost co-founder J.D. Gibbs to a neurological disease. J.D. Gibbs number was 11.
With the win Hamlin is now ensured of being in NASCAR’s Playoffs and also has done something he failed to do last season, go to victory lane.