Feb 24, 2013; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson poses with the Harley J. Earl Trophy after winning the 2013 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Daytona 500 Results: Jimmie Johnson Wins Race; Danica Patrick Scores Top Ten Finish

Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 on Sunday, making it his second career win in the big race — his previous first-place finish came in 2006. Johnson narrowly held off Dale Earnhardt, Jr. who made an impressive late race push. Mark Martin, Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman completed the top five.

Another notable finish at the Great American Race was Danica Patrick, who managed to score a top ten finish after starting the race in the pole position.

Here are the full results from today’s race:

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

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  • eriksuperman

    I DO think it’s great that Danica set a few
    “firsts”, or records for women, which shouldn’t be forgotten at all,
    but I don’t think 8th place is that big of a deal, considering she ADMITTED on-air
    after the race that she didn’t have a plan for how to win the race after taking
    that lead. We were watching working at DISH, but my shift ended halfway
    through the race and I ended up watching the rest of the race live on my iPad.
    I have the new DISH Anywhere app (works on Androids & Apple devices), and
    it lets me watch all my live TV channels and DVR from anywhere I can get
    internet access. I flipped it on riding the light rail home, and although
    I was secretly rooting for Danica to pull it out, I’m hardly surprised she came
    up a bit short; the guys will definitely consider her a bigger threat next time