Denny Hamlin celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Denny Hamlin celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. John Raoux AP
Denny Hamlin celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. 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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