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To win a race like the Daytona 500, both the driver and car have to be preforming at a high level. This was the case for Jimmie Johnson as he debuted the new Chevy Generation-6 car on Sunday. Johnson was able to use the lighter, sleeker car to his advantage, making a close pass in front of Brad Keselowski for the lead prior to a late caution flag. The five-time Sprint Cup champion never looked back. He went on to Victory Lane, hoisting the Harley Earl Trophy for the second time in his career.
Everyone knew James Harden is a scorer but a career high against the NBA's third-best team, that was a bit unexpected. Harden lit up the Thunder and hit big shot after big shot against the Nets and Wizards, proving that he's now a go-to player. Ronda Rousey did what she does best in her UFC debut Saturday night. After fighting her way out of a rear-naked choke, Rousey took control and forced Liz Carmouche into an armbar submission, becoming the first female to win a UFC event.
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2013 Cross-Sport Power Rankings panel: Sara Walsh, John Buccigross, Robert Flores, Michael Smith, Bram Weinstein, Mike Hill, Jorge Andres, Charissa Thompson, DJ Gallo, Jim Basquil, Kevin Connors, Jeff MacGregor and Steve Weissman
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