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Bubba Wallace's take on Denny Hamlin claiming a flat tire at the line

Following the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR drivers Bubba Wallace and Denny Hamlin had quite a postrace back-and-forth. During a TV interview, Wallace commented that Hamlin should have probably taken some adderall as Hamlin had claimed 70 percent of the drivers did during a podcast earlier in the week. Officials spoke to Hamlin in the NASCAR trailer following that comment but it still ruffled driver's emotions. At the finish line on Sunday night, Hamlin claimed that he had a flat tire racing against Wallace.

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Second lucky penny gives Austin Dillon victory in the Daytona 500

The memory of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt's 1998 victory at Daytona International Speedway isn't far from driver Austin Dillon's memory. In fact, Dillon can watch the victory through a window at the team's shop, where it plays continuously. Twenty years ago, Earnhardt received a lucky penny from a young girl and won the Daytona 500. Dillon won the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 after receiving a penny from a young fan during an autograph session a few days ago. The legendary N. 3 Chevrolet returned to Victory Lane with Earnhardt's close friend and Dillon's grandfather Richard Childress standing alongside on the dais.

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Bubba Wallace's take on Denny Hamlin claiming a flat tire at the line

Following the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR drivers Bubba Wallace and Denny Hamlin had quite a postrace back-and-forth. During a TV interview, Wallace commented that Hamlin should have probably taken some adderall as Hamlin had claimed 70 percent of the drivers did during a podcast earlier in the week. Officials spoke to Hamlin in the NASCAR trailer following that comment but it still ruffled driver's emotions. At the finish line on Sunday night, Hamlin claimed that he had a flat tire racing against Wallace.
Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
Bubba Wallace's take on Denny Hamlin claiming a flat tire at the line 0:55

Bubba Wallace's take on Denny Hamlin claiming a flat tire at the line

Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon: Why I wanted to drive the No. 3 car 0:53

Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon: Why I wanted to drive the No. 3 car

NASCAR's Austin Dillon: He has given me everything in my career 0:53

NASCAR's Austin Dillon: He has given me everything in my career

Austin Dillon has fought with his grandfather and father over his driving but confidence grows 1:16

Austin Dillon has fought with his grandfather and father over his driving but confidence grows