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Jimmie Johnson Makes History With Daytona Win NASCAR Wire Service:

It's hard to have a hands-down, class-of-the field car in a restrictor-plate race, but don't tell Jimmie Johnson, who dominated Daytona Saturday night in uncharacteristically decisive fashion -- and reached another
milestone at the Birthplace of Speed. In a wild race that featured two massive wrecks on the last lap alone, Johnson beat Tony Stewart to the finish line in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway to record the first season sweep of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at the 2.5-mile tri-oval since Bobby Allison accomplished the feat in 1982. As Johnson crossed the line at the end of a green-white-checkered-flag finish, the second of the two multicar accidents erupted behind him. Kevin Harvick stayed in front of the melee to run third, followed by Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip.

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Race: Camping World RV Sales 301 - Race 19 of 36
Race Length: 301 laps - 318 miles
Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway - 1.058 mile
2012 Winner: Kasey Kahne
Radio: Performance Racing Network - Sun., July 14 - 11:00 am CDT
TV: TNT - Sunday, July 14 - 11:00 am CDT
Notes: This will be the final Sprint Cup race of the season for TNT. ESPN/ABC will
cover the final 17 races of the year.

Shaquille O’Neil Tells Danica “Call Me”Bob Pockrass - Sporting News.com:


It sounds like former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal would much rather spend some time with Danica Patrick than Dwight Howard. O'Neal was at Daytona International Speedway Saturday to help actors Adam Sandler and Kevin James promote their new movie, "Grown Ups 2." O'Neal was asked about NBA star Dwight Howard's decision to leave the Los Angeles Lakers for the Houston Rockets. But first, O'Neal wanted to talk about Patrick. I’m looking forward to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the track. Danica Patrick is one of my favorites. I hope she wins. She’s very feisty. I love the way she competes,” O'Neal said. O’Neal then later openly asked Patrick — the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie and Go Daddy spokesman who is dating fellow rookie driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. — to give him a call. “Me, personally, I want to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Danica Patrick win,” O’Neal said. “Honestly, she’s hot. Smokin’. Hey, Danica, call me. Danica, call me.”

Who's Hot

With finishes of
sixth or better in
the last three
races, Kurt Busch
has jumped from
20th to 9th in the
Sprint Cup point
standings.

Who’s Not:
Denny Hamlin, on
the other hand,
has had a horrible
three-race
stretch. With two
DNF’s in a row,
Denny has
collected just one-third of the
points that Kurt has.
Who’s Not

POINT STANDINGS

JIMMIE JOHNSON
2 Clint Bowyer -49
3 Carl Edwards -71
4 Kevin Harvick -73
5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. -110
6 Matt Kenseth -118
7 Kyle Busch -125
8 Greg Biffle -142
9 Kurt Busch -157
10 Tony Stewart -159
WC Martin Truex Jr. 1 Win
WC Kasey Kahne 1 Win

 

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