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Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson Drive for Six Pack Starts with Pack Wreck

Jimmie Johnson's quest to make history again with six straight Sprint Cup titles began with a bang. Literally. The 2011 Speedweeks were quiet for Johnson, rarely making his way to the top of the leader board over the last eight days and not even topping the speed charts. Starting 23rd, Johnson had already seen 2010 championship contender Kevin Harvick fall by the wayside with engine woes, on a day when many of the top contenders were eliminated. The shoe was bound to drop. On lap 29, Johnson was on the inside when a 17-car melee broke out in the middle of turns three and four, ruining his day. His right fender clipped the No. 17 car of Matt Kenseth, compromising the aerodynamics that are the prerequisite for Daytona speed. After that, the m...

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