Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 on Sunday, holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mark Martin, Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman to win the first points race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Pole-sitter Danica Patrick finished eighth. Earlier in the race on lap 90, Patrick became the first woman to lead a lap at the Daytona 500.
With two laps left in the race, Johnson led Greg Biffle and Patrick, with Earnhardt in fourth, when the final charge began. Johnson, a five-time Cup Series champion, was able to dash away while Earnhardt made his m