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Monday, February 20, 2023
Sportsman of the Week Ending 2/19/2023
The Spring Sports season rounds into form now that the Super Bowl is behind us and the first major benchmark is the Daytona 500. After a winter of quiet, the engines roar on the beach in the Great American Race. And with the restrictor plate racing, surprise winners are becoming a regular thing. 2023 did not disappoint. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. survived several crashes and restarts in what became the longest Daytona 500 in history (thanks to new overtime rules). On the second overtime, as the field wrecked in carnage behind him, he surged ahead of 2022 Cup Champion Joey Logano to secure his first Daytona 500 victory in 12 tries. The day was categorized by setbacks and Stenhouse Jr. had his share, including a pit violation during the third stage. But lurking around the front and crafty driving put him in front when it counted. He's known for his aggressive style of driving and that paid off for JTG Daugherty Racing as he secures the Longhorndave Sportsman of the Week!