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The 2016 Daytona 500 winner is ready to defend his "Great American Race" title, but before he can do that, Denny Hamlin will race in the Advance Auto Parts Clash on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET (FS1) at Daytona International Speedway.
And he will look stylish in the season-opening non-points race. Hamlin revealed Thursday via Twitter that his shoes, a custom pair from Michael Jordan's line, for the 75-lap event have a special meaning -- a tribute to significant moments in his career.
Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) February 16, 2017
The shoe includes an outline of Richmond International Raceway, honoring Hamlin's first win in 2002, according to his tweet. He now has three career wins at the .75-mile track, which is also his home track, in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Also, "I can I wi11" is written on the tongue of his Jordans to represent the 36-year-old's motto while recovering from a back injury in 2013. The 11 is his car number with Joe Gibbs Racing.