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J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, right, talks to the media as driver Denny Hamlin, left, looks on. (AP Photo)
Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin honored ailing car owner J.D. Gibbs by putting his initials on his car.
Hamlin and Gibbs actually share a J.D. in their initials - Hamlin's given name is James Dennis Hamlin and Gibbs' are James Dean Gibbs. Hamlin unveiled the "J.D." over the driver's side window of the No. 11 Toyota.
— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) February 14, 2017
The 47-year-old Gibbs, co-owner with his dad at Joe Gibbs Racing, has been absent from the track as he battles health issues that affect his brain function.
"He's the one that actually gave me my very first opportunity," Hamlin said in the video.