Former UNC standout Brad Daugherty gets a Daytona 500 win

Former North Carolina big man Brad Daugherty made history on Sunday in Daytona, Florida.

With Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s win in the Daytona 500, Daugherty became the first Black owner to win the Daytona 500. The win came under caution on Sunday night.

Daugherty is co-owner of JTG Daugherty Racing, which fields one car in the NASCAR series. That car and driver, Stenhouse Jr., delivered in a big way on Sunday night.

Daugherty had a standout career at North Carolina, playing four seasons with the Tar Heels. He was named a two-time All-ACC first-team selection and a first-team All-American under Dean Smith.

He was drafted No. 1 overall in the 1986 NBA draft and played with the Cleveland Cavaliers before retiring in 1996.

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