Johnson rides high when it counts
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Amazing, how a five-time champion in his 400th Cup start could fly so far under the radar, coming into the Daytona 500 and for most of the race.
And then at last, with 16 laps to go Sunday, Jimmie Johnson emerged. With 10 to go, he seized control and wouldn't let go, even after the race's final caution bunched up the field for a final six-lap sprint, and even after Dale Earnhardt Jr. mounted one of his classic last-lap onslaughts.
Once the green ...
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