Denny Hamlin receives Daytona 500 trophy with wrong year inscribed

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Everybody has their name misspelled or botched in a public forum at least once. Even NASCAR drivers.

That’s what Denny Hamlin discovered Monday when he opened USA Today to find someone else had won Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen International.

Will Denny Hamilton please stand up?

While someone might have had the Lin-Manuel Miranda Broadway musical on their mind at an unfortunate time, it was fixed for a later edition of the national paper.

But the hits kept on coming for Hamlin on Tuesday.

The winner of this year’s Daytona 500 has finally received his version of The Harley J. Earl Trophy that’s given out each year to the victor of the “Great American Race.”

However, the trophy was mislabelled to identify Hamlin as the winner of the 2015 Daytona 500.

That race was won by Joey Logano.

At this rate it will be a very long off-week for Hamlin, who returns to the track with the rest of the Sprint Cup Series on Aug. 20 for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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