Hamlin pokes fun at Keselowski’s pole signature (PHOTO)

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Back when our Founding Fathers went about signing the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock made sure to make his particular signature large and flamboyant.

A popular legend states that he did this so King George III of England could see it without having to use his glasses, and while that story is indeed unfounded, it endures because we Americans love a good story – real or otherwise.

What is true, though, is that none of Hancock’s fellow members of the Continental Congress wrote the words “Too Big,” with an arrow that pointed to Hancock’s prideful display of penmanship.

Luckily for us, Denny Hamlin had no such qualms after setting a track record to win pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Upon taking P1, Hamlin promptly had a bit of fun with Brad Keselowski’s own Hancock-esque scrawl from Phoenix on the Coors Light Pole Award sign:

So, if you ever win a Sprint Cup pole, be sure to leave room for other drivers’ signatures lest somebody decides to bust you.

Recapping the 2018 Dakar Rally with “best of” video highlights

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EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

As it has done so for four decades, the 40th annual Dakar Rally – the most grueling test of man and machine anywhere – produced a number of surprise finishes and also several disappointments for drivers or riders who were expected to do well in the nearly 5,600-mile trek that began in Peru and continued through Bolivia and ending in Argentina.

NBCSN has aired highlights from all 14 stages (actually 13, because one stage was completely rained out) during the Rally’s two-week run, which concluded Saturday.

Here’s some of the “best of” highlights from the overall Rally highlights, followed by a quick guide that gives you wrapups to all 14 stages.

So, without further adieu, here’s NBCSN’s “best of” the 2018 Dakar Rally:

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of cars

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of bikes

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of trucks

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of quads

Lastly, here’s a day-by-day wrapup of how the Rally played out.

MORE: Dakar Rally daily stages schedule, NBCSN broadcast schedule, list of all competitors.

MORE: Stage 14 overall Rally wrapup

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MORE: Stage 9 cancelled due to weather, impassible course conditions

MORE: Stage 8 wrapup

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MORE: Stage 1 wrapup