Skip to comments.Jimmie Johnson wins the 2013 Daytona 500
Posted on 02/24/2013 1:44:49 PM PST by Perdogg
Jimmie Johnson held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the wire on Sunday, taking the checkered flag in the 2013 Daytona 500. Earnhardt Jr. finished second, running out of room as he tried to chase down Johnson on the last lap. Danica Patrick, who ran in the top-10 all day, finished eighth after losing ground on the last lap.
The Daytona 500 started slow enough, with drivers content to wait things out in the early going. A wreck on lap 32 was our first real action of the day as numerous cars got caught up in the mess, leading to the second caution of the 500 -- the first was a debris caution just before the crash.
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Wait. That was a race? I thought they were playing follow the leader. NASCAR sure knows how to screw up a great sport.
Is she sounding like Big Ears blaming everyone but herself for not winning? ( Just an observation by someone who watches little of this ) Maybe I have it all wrong.
I agree, she needs to work on her sportsmanship!
That final lap “dance” can be tough...
Yeah, not much excitement with the new Gen 6 car...mostly everybody ran a single top lane, but JJ did win from the bottom with Jr and Martin pushing.
Back in the sixties I watched stock car racing. Even bought a 67 satellite to match Petty’s car.
Now all the cars are the same and none of them are STOCK cars. Not interested.
She proved me wrong.
I missed Danica’s post race interview. I thought she drove a good race, obviously she had a great car and just was in the wrong lane on the last lap.
Boring race. I didn’t think Danica said anything wrong. She needed help to win and never got it. She drove a good race.
The best moment of the race is when Kyle blew his engine. I hope it’s a sign of a bad season to come for him.
Be more like Stewart, Junior, Kyle and Kurt Busch?
How ‘Bout them Cowboys....oh wait, wrong Jimmy Johnson.....nevermind.
No. Classy post race comments.
She didn't cause the wreak? She wasn't even in the wreak?
I just caught a bit about her getting shuffled into the middle lane and getting hung out. I think she was commenting about Ryan Newman. Not a good thing to be dissing a teammate if I heard it right.
Danica hung behind Biffle while Jr, Mark Martin and others were on the inside moving up
Amazing! They mispelled almost the entire headline. Should read “Danica Patrick finished 8th in 2013 Daytona 500”
About a minute long. Listen and in my opinion she hasn't got the interview down just yet. After a few races she'll do better I'd guess.
YES! let's go back to the 1959 rules when Petty won by 2 laps!
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