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Johnson becomes first driver to sweep Daytona since 1982

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Jimmie Johnson celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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DAYTONA  BEACH, Fla. — A flawless race gave Jimmie Johnson a perfect year at Daytona International Speedway and put him on another exclusive list.
Johnson became the first driver in 31 years to sweep Daytona International Speedway, accomplishing the feat with a dominating run Saturday night for his fourth win of the season. The Daytona 500 winner is the first driver since Bobby Allison in 1982, and the fifth overall, to win both races in a season at Daytona.
“I don’t think I made a bad move tonight. I’m pretty proud of that,” Johnson said. “Gosh, growing up in ...


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