Austin Dillon, center, celebrates on his car with crew members in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Austin Dillon, center, celebrates on his car with crew members in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) John Raoux AP
Austin Dillon, center, celebrates on his car with crew members in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) John Raoux AP

Brendan Marks is a general assignment sports reporter for the Charlotte Observer covering the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, NASCAR and more. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has worked for the Observer since August 2017.

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