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Johnson wins Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — One day after a horrific crash injured nearly 30 people, Danica Patrick put the focus right back on NASCAR's Super Bowl of racing, the Daytona 500.

Jimmie Johnson won the race holding off Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Mark Martin.

Patrick became the first woman to lead a lap in NASCAR's premiere series. Patrick ended the race in eighth place.

South Bend's Ryan Newman finished fifth while fellow Hoosier and teammate Tony Stewart finished 41st.

Speedway crews worked through the night to repair the fence that was damaged during the Nationwide race on Saturday.

A 12 car crash sent debris flying through the air and into the stands injuring 28 people.

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