Denny Hamlin (11) beats Kyle Busch (18) to the finish line to take the checkered flag at the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Denny Hamlin (11) beats Kyle Busch (18) to the finish line to take the checkered flag at the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. Joe Burbank TNS
Denny Hamlin (11) beats Kyle Busch (18) to the finish line to take the checkered flag at the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. Joe Burbank TNS

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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