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Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan gives shooting tips to NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin. (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, Jeff Siner)
Denny Hamlin is feeling bullish about his sneakers for the Clash.
Hamlin unveiled the custom Jordan Jumpman sneaks he'll wear in Saturday night's Clash at Daytona International Speedway.
— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) February 16, 2017
Hamlin, the 2016 Daytona 500 champion, has black shoes with the date of his first career late model win (Sept. 12, 2002), the motto from his 2013 comeback ("I CAN I WI11") from a back injury and his autograph on the back.
Weird to see Jordan's Jumpman logo on a football uniform? Denny Hamlin has had it since 2011. pic.twitter.com/26w5fLZmde
— Dr Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) September 5, 2016
Hamlin is a Charlotte Hornets season-ticket holder and developed a friendship with team owner and basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan. Jordan rooted from atop the pit box for Hamlin in his failed bid to win the 2014 NASCAR championship at the season finale in Homestead-Miami Speedway.