Johnson wins 2nd Daytona 500; Patrick finishes 8th

Johnson wins 2nd Daytona 500; Patrick finishes 8th

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SPARTA, KY - JUNE 29: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Dover White Chevrolet, talks to Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on June 29, 2012 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 24, 2013 at 6:18 PM

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.
 
This time crew chief Chad Knaus can enjoy it -- he was suspended by NASCAR for the first victory.
 
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.
 

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