Jimmie Johnson wins Daytona 500
Jimmie Johnson has won his 2nd Daytona 500, racing past defending NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski on the final restart.
Johnson wasn't challenged over the final 6 laps Sunday, adding another 500 title to go with his 2006 victory. This time crew chief Chad Knaus can enjoy it-he was suspended by NASCAR for the 1st victory.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. made a late move to finish 2nd, but didn't challenge his Hendrick Motorsports teammate for the victory. Mark Martin was 3rd.
Patrick was 3rd on the final lap, but faded in the flurry of late action. But Patrick still made history as the highest-finishing driver in Daytona 500 history & the first woman to lead a lap, she did that 3 times. Patrick was also the 1st woman to score a pole position in the Great American Race.
(The Associated Press)