Johnson Takes Daytona 500, Danica 8th

Johnson Takes Daytona 500, Danica 8th

February 24, 2013 Updated Feb 24, 2013 at 7:50 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA (www.incnow.tv) - Jimmie Johnson took the lead off a restart six laps from the end and won the Daytona 500 Sunday for the second time in his Sprint Cup career.

The win also came in his 400th career start, and a year after he only completed one lap in the same race.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was a second and a half behind in second with Mark Martin third, Brad Keselowski fourth and Ryan Newman fifth.

Polesitter Danica Patrick gave up the lead just after the start of the race, but did lead five laps, the first womam ever to lead the Daytona 500.

She was right with the leaders in the final lap but faded to eighth.




What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from 21Alive.com are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet



© Copyright 2014, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.