Jimmie Johnson lifts the trophy in Gatorade Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 in his #9 Lowes Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida February 24, 2013. UPI/Marc Serota
Jimmie Johnson, in his #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, crosses the finish line ahead of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to win the 55th Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida February 24, 2013. UPI/Mark Wallheiser
Travis Kvapil, in his #93 Burger King Toyota, hits the wall in the back stretch of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida February 24, 2013. UPI/Michael Schwarz
Jimmie Johnson takes a victory lap with the checkered flag to celebrate winning the 55th Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida February 24, 2013. UPI/Dave Ferrell
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