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What Happened Last Night: Danica Patrick Finished 8th At The Daytona 500, Lakers Edge Out The Mavericks
So, as you might’ve heard, our friends at RotoExperts and your trusty SportsGrid folk are combining forces. Okay, so this might not have happened last night, per se, but we figured we should probably tell some people.
Jimmie Johnson won the second Daytona 500 of his career today, defeating, among others past defending NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski and Danica Patrick, who finished eighth. You know what time it is…
The Daytona 500 is underway this afternoon in Daytona Beach, Florida. Between the NASCAR action and the fact that this is in Florida, we just knew something insane would happen. We weren’t disappointed.
The Daytona 500 gets underway at 1:30 p.m., after James Franco(?!) tells the drivers to start their engines and Ray Lewis waves the green flag, signaling go time. And that means you don’t have much time left to size up the drivers involved. But if you’re in need of some last-minute tips on which drivers to favor (and which ones not to) today, Adam Ansell of RotoExperts.com is here to help. Below, his top 30 drivers to look out for on the track today.
Believe It Or Not, One NASCAR Driver Tweeted From Inside His Car Just After The Juan Pablo Montoya Crash
How about this. After the insane Juan Pablo Montoya crash from tonight’s Daytona 500, driver Brad Keselowski sent out a tweet from inside his car, showing his many followers what he saw as the track went up in flames.
This had to be the craziest crash in the history of the Daytona 500, as Juan Pablo Montoya somehow lost control of his car, forcing him to crash with a safety truck carrying a jet engine used to blow dry the track. Yeah, you can’t make this stuff up.
Well, it didn’t take long for us to see the first crash of this evening’s Daytona 500. This is what you get when you push the race to primetime, I suppose. In the second lap, the first lady of NASCAR, Danica Patrick, got into a wreck with five-time Cup Series champ Jimmie Johnson.
Tom Bowles was a freelancer covering the Daytona 500 for Sports Illustrated. Like many others, he was captivated by 20-year-old Trevor Bayne’s unlikely win – so much so that he clapped. So ejded his SI career.
After 20-year-old rookie Trevor Bayne shocked the racing world by winning the Daytona 500, 200,000 fans roared in applause, some of whom happened to be in the press box. This infuriated some reporters.