DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson has won his second Daytona 500, racing past defending NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski on the final restart, while Danica Patrick finished eighth.
Johnson wasn’t challenged over the final six laps Sunday, adding another 500 title to go with his 2006 victory.READ MORE: Body Found In Pasco County Identified As Kathleen Moore
This time crew chief Chad Knaus can enjoy it — he was suspended by NASCAR for the first victory.READ MORE: International Travelers Face New COVID-19 Requirements
Dale Earnhardt Jr. made a late move to finish second, but didn’t challenge his Hendrick Motorsports teammate for the victory. Mark Martin was third.
Patrick was third on the final lap, but faded in the flurry of late action. She became the first woman in history to lead laps in the Daytona 500, though, with her three laps out front.MORE NEWS: Sarasota Shop With A Cop Coming December 11
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.