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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sportsman of the Week Ending 2/21/2016

The Great American Race had a fantastic finish and we had a deserving first time winner take the checkered flag.  Denny Hamlin emerged from the 11 position to lead the Daytona 500 for 95 of 200 laps but had to scrap in the last few seconds to edge his Toyota teammate Martin Truex Jr. by 0.01 seconds, the closest finish in Daytona history.  Driving the #11 FedEx Express car for Joe Gibbs Racing, Hamlin also won the Sprint Unlimited race two weeks ago, perhaps positioning himself to be on the short list for the Sprint Cup Championship after finishing Top 10 in 2015.  There is no better way to start the season winning the sport's biggest race, and that's why Denny Hamlin is our Longhorndave Sportsman of the Week!

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