"It is a pretty incredible emotion. I feel so lucky to have had that opportunity to experience it. It is such a special moment."
Those memories come flooding back every time he sees a replay of the race, especially the celebration.
He would love to create a second version Sunday. And considering that pack racing is back, he has as good a chance as anyone.
"Some of the greatest drivers come through this sport and don't win it," he said. "It just doesn't seem right, but only certain ones get that opportunity."
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