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Daytona 500 - Cup results

Jimmie Johnson won his second Daytona 500, seeing off first Brad Keselowski and then his own Hendrick Motorsports team mate Dale Earnhardt Jr. to claim the chequered flag.
A relatively restrained Daytona 500 saw Jimmie Johnson lay down an early marker in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship with victory in the season-opener, the event dubbed "The Great American Race."

Johnson timed his run to the front to perfection, taking over from Brad Keselowski just before the final caution of the afternoon. After the restart, Johnson easily controlled the six-lap shootout to the line ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Last year's event winner Matt Kenseth led the most laps of the race, but was one of three of the six leading Toyota drivers to suffer technical problems in the final quarter of the event. Also suffering problems were Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton, Juan Montoya and Trevor Bayne who all ended up involved in various accidents during the course of the 200-lap, 500-mile race.

Polesitter Danica Patrick became the first female driver ever to lead laps in the Daytona 500, but got shuffled back in the final scramble for the flag and finished in eighth place.

Race results

1. Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports 3hrs 8mins 23secs 200 laps
2. Dale Earnhardt, Jr Hendrick Motorsports + 0.129s
3. Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing + 0.255s
4. Brad Keselowski Penske Racing + 0.359s
5. Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing + 0.477s
6. Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing + 0.524s
7. Regan Smith Finch Racing + 0.626s
8. Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing + 0.658s
9. Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing + 0.691s
10. JJ Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing + 0.731s
11. Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing + 0.827s
12. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr Roush Fenway Racing + 1.176s
13. Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports + 1.198s
14. Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing + 1.279s
15. Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing + 1.542s
16. David Reutimann BK Racing + 2.273s
17. Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing + 5.306s
18. Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports + 8.581s
19. Joey Logano Penske Racing + 9.266s
20. Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports + 11.216s
21. Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing + 18.220s
22. Michael Waltrip Michael Waltrip Racing + 19.788s
23. Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing + 20.714s
24. Martin Truex, Jr Michael Waltrip Racing + 24.753s
25. Travis Kvapil BK Racing + 1.253s
26. Terry Labonte FAS Lane Racing + 1 Laps
27. Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing + 2 Laps
28. Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing + 4 Laps
29. Casey Mears Germain Racing + 18 Laps
30. Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing + 24 Laps Accident
31. Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing + 24 Laps
32. Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing + 38 Laps
33. Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing + 40 Laps
34. Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing + 49 Laps Engine
35. David Ragan Front Row Motorsports + 50 Laps Accident
36. Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports + 49 Laps Running
37. Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing + 51 Laps Engine
38. David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports + 56 Laps Accident
39. Juan Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing + 55 Laps Running
40. Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports + 63 Laps Accident
41. Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing + 81 Laps Running
42. Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing + 153 Laps Accident
43. Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports + 158 Laps Engine

Sprint Cup Series championship standings

1. (--) Jimmie Johnson 47pts
2. (--) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 42pts (-5pts)
3. (--) Mark Martin 41pts (-6pts)
4. (--) Brad Keselowski 41pts (-6pts)
5. (--) Ryan Newman 40pts (-7pts)
6. (--) Greg Biffle 38pts (-9pts)
7. (--) Danica Patrick # 37pts (-10pts)
8. (--) Michael McDowell 35pts (-12pts)
9. (--) JJ Yeley 34pts (-13pts)
10. (--) Clint Bowyer 34pts (-13pts)
11. (--) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # 32pts (-15pts)
12. (--) Aric Almirola 31pts (-16pts)
13. (--) Denny Hamlin 31pts (-16pts)
14. (--) Bobby Labonte 29pts (-18pts)
15. (--) David Reutimann 28pts (-19pts)
16. (--) Dave Blaney 27pts (-20pts)
17. (--) Marcos Ambrose 26pts (-21pts)
18. (--) Joey Logano 26pts (-21pts)
19. (--) Jeff Gordon 25pts (-22pts)
20. (--) Paul Menard 24pts (-23pts)
21. (--) Michael Waltrip 23pts (-24pts)
22. (--) Scott Speed 22pts (-25pts)
23. (--) Martin Truex Jr 20pts (-27pts)
24. (--) Travis Kvapil 20pts (-27pts)
25. (--) Terry Labonte 18pts (-29pts)
26. (--) Kurt Busch 16pts (-31pts)
27. (--) Casey Mears 15pts (-32pts)
28. (--) Jeff Burton 14pts (-33pts)
29. (--) Jamie McMurray 12pts (-35pts)
30. (--) Carl Edwards 11pts (-36pts)
31. (--) Kyle Busch 10pts (-37pts)
32. (--) David Ragan 9pts (-38pts)
33. (--) Matt Kenseth 9pts (-38pts)
34. (--) Kasey Kahne 8pts (-39pts)
35. (--) David Gilliland 6pts (-41pts)
36. (--) Juan Montoya 5pts (-42pts)
37. (--) Tony Stewart 3pts (-44pts)
38. (--) Kevin Harvick 2pts (-45pts)

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Dave Meadows - Unregistered

February 25, 2013 10:33 AM

Just want to say well done to Danica, a real shame that she did'nt finish higher up the order, but the point has been proven in my opinion, she deserves to be in there, and i'm sure that this result has been a big learning curve for her, and will stand her in good stead to further her career, once again, well done, the girl did good!



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