Despite the Sport Being in His Blood, Denmark’s Recent Triumphs Didn’t Come Overnight

By Chuck Corder By now, Geno Denmark is a household name at Five Flags Speedway. The Dauphin Island, Ala., native has seemingly enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of the Butler U-Pull-It Bombers Series. Along the way, Denmark’s newfound success has earned him new fans and a level of respect among his Pensacola peers. But there’s someone in his household that isn’t over the moon with all of Denmark’s racing exploits. “She’s not happy about it,” he said. “She” is Diana Denmark, Geno’s older sister, who has to be the responsible sibling when her kid brother is having all the fun on Friday nights. Island Rainbow, which serves up pizza and snowballs among other fare, on Dauphin Island is the Denmark’s family-run business. And when Geno heads off in his orange-and-white No. 88 to chase checkered flags at the famed half-mile asphalt oval, his parents, Steven and Sharon, make the trip with him. Diana stays behind to [...]

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