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Daytona 500 Results: Breaking Down Top Performances from Thrilling Race

Jimmie Johnson is the 2013 Daytona 500 champion for the second time in his career after hanging on for the win in an amazing finish to the sport's biggest race.Johnson survived crashes throughout the race to hang on from Dale Earnhardt Jr. in second place, with Mark Martin rounding out the podium in third.Pre-race leader Danica Patrick finished in eighth.Read on to see all the top performances from another thrilling Daytona 500. Jimmie JohnsonJimmie Johnson drove spectacularly well to record a win here at Daytona—as you have to—but it was his patience over the final few laps that proved key.Johnson survived challenges from numerous drivers for the checkered flag, and was able to hang on and continue to manage the car w...

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