Denny Hamlin & Joe Gibbs on Daytona 500 win, J.D Gibbs | FULL POST-RACE PRESS CONFERENCE

It was an emotional Daytona 500 for Joe Gibbs Racing and Denny Hamlin, who won the 2019 running of the Great American Race just weeks after the passing of Joe Gibbs’ eldest son, J.D., at the age of 49 following a years-long fight with a degenerative neurological disease. Hamlin dedicated the win to J.D., and Joe Gibbs called Sunday’s win the biggest victory of any in his life. In a moment of levity, meanwhile, Hamlin explained why he told good friend Michael Waltrip to “kiss his [expletive]” over the radio…

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Denny Hamlin wins 2019 Daytona 500 in emotional tribute to the late J.D. Gibbs

On the same day the Daytona 500 honored the late J.D. Gibbs, who passed away at age 49 from a degenerative neurological disorder, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin held on in overtime to win the 2019 Daytona 500. After the race, Joe Gibbs, J.D.’s father, reflected on how special the moment was and how J.D. was with the team in spirit, and Hamlin said that he was racing in tribute to J.D.

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