Joe Gibbs and his team celebrated their Sunday Daytona 500 win in the coolest (and most delicious) way possible: bringing their silver-plated, 54-pound trophy into a Steak 'n Shake.
No, we're not kidding.
When we won the #Daytona500 in 1993, we didn’t know what to do, so we took the trophy to @SteaknShake near the track to celebrate. Tonight we continued that tradition! @dennyhamlin even showed up. #NASCAR #TeamToyota @FedEx pic.twitter.com/qa43If07Qk— Joe Gibbs Racing (@JoeGibbsRacing) February 18, 2019
As if three Super Bowls with the 'Skins wasn't enough, it looks like this man just can't stop winning.
The fast food tradition started back in 1993, after Joe Gibbs Racing won that edition of the Daytona 500. But this victory was extra special.
JGR's victory and 1-2-3 sweep at the podium honored Gibbs' son, J.D., who died just last month of a degenerative neurological disease. It was Joe's first win since the passing of his son.
J.D. had been involved with Joe Gibbs Racing since its start in 1991, participating as both a crew member and driver. Team members held up a banner throughout lap 11, commemorating his jersey number when he played for the William & Mary football team.
And before heading off to Steak 'n Shake to party, Gibbs gave an emotional post-race interview that is absolutely worth your time:
What an emotional win for Joe Gibbs. Absolutely incredible. pic.twitter.com/Kcncpq5Aff— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 18, 2019
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