Johnson sweeps Daytona with dominating win in 400-mile race

Daytona Beach, FL (Sports Network) - Jimmie Johnson became the first driver to score a season-sweep at Daytona International Speedway in 31 years with a dominating victory in Saturday night's Coke Zero 400.

Johnson, who won the Feb. 24 season-opening Daytona 500, led 94 of 161 laps en route to victory in the Fourth of July weekend Sprint Cup Series race at this 2.5-mile superspeedway. Bobby Allison was the last driver to win both the Daytona 500 and the 400-mile event at Daytona during the same season, doing so in 1982.

An accident involving Kasey Kahne, who is Johnson's teammate at Hendrick Motorsports, setup a two-lap overtime finish. After the final restart, Johnson pulled away from the pack without any pushing help. Two multi-car crashes occurred in separate locations during the final lap.

Carl Edwards was caught up in the first wreck in turn 2. NASCAR did not display the caution flag. Just after Johnson crossed the finish line 0.108 seconds ahead of second-place Tony Stewart, another multi-car accident happened on the tri-oval, with Danica Patrick getting turned around.

Kevin Harvick finished third, while Michael Waltrip Racing teammates rounded out the top-five.

Johnson, a five-time Sprint Cup champion, scored his fourth win of the season and the 64th of his career. It's his first victory in the 400-mile race at Daytona.

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