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Denny Hamlin Predicted His Daytona 500 Victory in Elementary School

Thomas DuffyFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 4, 2017

Sometimes, kids say the darnedest things. Other times, they predict future victories at the Daytona 500.

After Denny Hamlin narrowly won the NASCAR race on Sunday, his mother tweeted out a handwritten letter from his elementary school days.

Here's what the now-35-year-old wrote:

My wish is to win the Daytona 500. If I won the Daytona 500, I would like it to come true on Feb. 17, 1998. My car would be red, white, blue and gold just like Bill Elliott’s. If I do win the Daytona 500, I could win 1,000,000 dollars. … The reason for all of this is because I love racing.

How cool is that?


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