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What Jimmie Johnson’s Daytona 500 Win Means For His 2013 Season

Jimmie Johnson’s win in the 55th running of the Daytona 500 puts him on track to win his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. He is once again at the top of the point standings and takes momentum into Phoenix International Speedway, a racetrack he has four wins at. Since 2006, Johnson has struggled at Daytona. Before Sunday’s race, he had only two finishes inside the top 10 in his last 13 races at Daytona. So, does Johnson’s win at a racetrack where he has a history of poor finishes guarantee him the championship in 2013? Not necessarily. In the five years Johnson won the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, he finished only one Daytona 500 inside the top 25. The finish came in 2006, when Johnson won his first Daytona 500. The...

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