Jimmie Johnson squeaks out Daytona 500 win
Jimmie Johnson pushed past a crowded field to capture the Daytona 500'
February 24th, 2013
07:22 PM ET

Jimmie Johnson squeaks out Daytona 500 win

Jimmie Johnson put his experience to good use as the laps wound down in today's Daytona 500,pulling ahead of a packed field to win NASCAR's season-opening and most prestigious race of the season.

Johnson, who won the same race in 2006, edged out Dale Earnhardt Jr., who finished second for the third time in four years. Danica Patrick finished eighth.

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  1. 1608®

    I think Danica did damn good. Congratulations Danica.

    February 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nightona 9000

    And he couldn't have done it quite so easily if it weren't for his many sponsors tossing free money his way instead of paying their employees a living wage. Good times.

    February 25, 2013 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |