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    Jimmie Johnson Wins Daytona 500

    Jimmie Johnson crosses the finish line to win the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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    It really was a crazy day at the races. After a huge crash left dozens injured, the 2013 Daytona 500 has a winner: Jimmie Johnson. But most of the attention seems focused on racing’s woman of the hour, Danica Patrick, who took eighth place. Last week, Patrick became the first woman to win the pole for a Spring Cup Series race. In that spirit, Grand Marshal James Franco even had a strange order to kick things off this morning: “Drivers—and Danica—start your engines!”

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