Heartbreak for Ambrose as Johnson wins Daytona

Jimmie Johnson celebrates again at Daytona

Jimmie Johnson celebrates again at Daytona

Jimmie Johnson has backed-up his win at the Daytona 500 with victory at the Coke Zero 400 at the same track.

With less than five laps to run Johnson was battling with Marcos Ambrose and Kasey Kahne – with the Australian avoiding Johnson and making contact with Kahne sending him into the inside wall.

Ambrose had to come to the pits to pull bodywork off the wheels and change tyres.

On the green-white-chequered run to the flag he was then involved in one of two multicar wrecks on the final lap and was classified 26th at the finish.

“Jimmie got a little loose or he just didn’t see my move coming, and I split him coming off of two,” Ambrose recounted post-race.

“He came down to check the spot and I was already there and he just bounced us straight into the 5. That’s plate racing. We’re all trying to win.”

Johnson is the first driver since Bobby Allison in 1982 to win both Daytona races in the one season.

VIDEO: Ambrose and Kahne clash

 

RESULTS: Coke Zero 400 – Daytona

POS

Driver 

Car # 

MFG 

Start

Laps

Laps Led 

Final Status

Points/Bonus

1

Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 8 161 94 Running 48/5

2

Tony Stewart 14 Chevrolet 13 161 0 Running 42/0

3

Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 26 161 0 Running 41/0

4

Clint Bowyer 15 Toyota 3 161 0 Running 40/0

5

Michael Waltrip 55 Toyota 7 161 0 Running 39/0

6

Kurt Busch 78 Chevrolet 22 161 0 Running 38/0

7

Jamie McMurray 1 Chevrolet 27 161 10 Running 38/1

8

Dale Earnhardt Jr 88 Chevrolet 16 161 0 Running 36/0

9

Casey Mears 13 Ford 19 161 0 Running 35/0

10

Ryan Newman 39 Chevrolet 21 161 0 Running 34/0

11

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 17 Ford 9 161 0 Running 33/0

12

Kyle Busch 18 Toyota 1 161 29 Running 33/1

13

J.J. Yeley 36 Chevrolet 32 161 2 Running 32/1

14

Danica Patrick 10 Chevrolet 11 161 0 Running 30/0

15

David Gilliland 38 Ford 28 161 1 Running 30/1

16

Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet 17 161 1 Running 29/1

17

Greg Biffle 16 Ford 10 161 0 Running 27/0

18

Travis Kvapil 93 Toyota 40 161 1 Running 27/1

19

Terry Labonte 32 Ford 39 161 0 Running 25/0

20

Trevor Bayne 21 Ford 20 161 0 Running 0/0

21

Brad Keselowski 2 Ford 15 161 0 Running 23/0

22

David Ragan 34 Ford 38 161 1 Running 23/1

23

Bobby Labonte 47 Toyota 34 161 0 Running 21/0

24

Landon Cassill 33 Chevrolet 43 161 1 Running 0/0

25

Josh Wise 35 Ford 37 161 1 Running 0/0

26

Marcos Ambrose 9 Ford 25 161 0 Running 18/0

27

Joe Nemechek 87 Toyota 42 161 0 Running 0/0

28

Scott Speed 95 Ford 36 161 0 Running 16/0

29

Carl Edwards 99 Ford 12 161 0 Running 15/0

30

David Reutimann 83 Toyota 41 159 0 Running 14/0

31

Dave Blaney 7 Chevrolet 29 157 0 Running 13/0

32

Kasey Kahne 5 Chevrolet 4 155 0 Accident 12/0

33

Matt Kenseth 20 Toyota 2 154 1 Running 12/1

34

Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 23 151 0 Accident 10/0

35

AJ Allmendinger 51 Chevrolet 33 149 0 Accident 9/0

36

Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota 24 149 20 Accident 9/1

37

David Stremme 30 Toyota 35 127 0 Accident 7/0

38

Aric Almirola 43 Ford 30 127 0 Accident 6/0

39

Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet 14 126 0 Running 5/0

40

Joey Logano 22 Ford 18 105 0 Running 4/0

41

Martin Truex Jr 56 Toyota 5 97 0 Accident 3/0

42

Michael McDowell 98 Ford 31 33 0 Vibration 2/0

43

Paul Menard 27 Chevrolet 6 23 0 Engine 1/0
STANDINGS

Rank

Driver

Points

Behind

Wins

Starts

Top 5 

Top 10 

DNF

1

Jimmie Johnson 658 0 4 18 8 12 0

2

Clint Bowyer 609 49 0 18 7 11 1

3

Carl Edwards 587 71 1 18 6 9 0

4

Kevin Harvick 585 73 2 18 5 10 2

5

Dale Earnhardt Jr 548 110 0 18 4 10 2

6

Matt Kenseth 540 118 4 18 4 9 3

7

Kyle Busch 533 125 2 18 8 10 3

8

Greg Biffle 516 142 1 18 3 7 0

9

Kurt Busch 501 157 0 18 4 8 2

10

Tony Stewart 499 159 1 18 4 6 0

11

Martin Truex Jr 493 165 1 18 4 8 2

12

Kasey Kahne 490 168 1 18 5 7 3

13

Brad Keselowski 488 170 0 18 5 8 1

14

Jeff Gordon 487 171 0 18 4 6 5

15

Joey Logano 483 175 0 18 5 8 2

16

Ryan Newman 482 176 0 18 2 8 4

17

Jamie McMurray 475 183 0 18 1 5 0

18

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 466 192 0 18 0 0 0

19

Aric Almirola 463 195 0 18 0 4 3

20

Paul Menard 460 198 0 18 0 4 1

21

Jeff Burton 457 201 0 18 1 3 1

22

Marcos Ambrose 429 229 0 18 0 3 1

23

Juan Pablo Montoya 404 254 0 18 2 3 0

24

Casey Mears 395 263 0 18 0 1 2

25

Danica Patrick 343 315 0 18 0 1 2

26

Denny Hamlin 338 320 0 14 3 4 4

27

David Gilliland 328 330 0 18 1 1 3

28

David Ragan 317 341 1 18 1 1 3

29

Mark Martin 314 344 0 13 1 4 1

30

Bobby Labonte 278 380 0 17 0 0 4

31

David Reutimann 263 395 0 18 0 0 4

32

Dave Blaney 262 396 0 17 0 0 4

33

J.J. Yeley 257 401 0 18 0 1 6

34

David Stremme 243 415 0 17 0 0 3

35

Travis Kvapil 234 424 0 18 0 0 6

36

AJ Allmendinger 189 469 0 8 0 0 1

37

Michael Waltrip 102 556 0 3 2 2 0

38

Michael McDowell 91 567 0 16 0 1 14

39

Scott Speed 91 567 0 9 0 1 6

40

Timmy Hill 80 578 0 8 0 0 1

41

Terry Labonte 77 581 0 4 0 0 1

42

Ken Schrader 54 604 0 5 0 0 1

43

Boris Said 26 632 0 1 0 0 0

44

Ron Fellows 22 636 0 1 0 0 0

45

Justin Marks 14 644 0 1 0 0 0

46

Scott Riggs 10 648 0 6 0 0 6

47

Victor Gonzalez Jr 7 651 0 1 0 0 0

48

Tomy Drissi 6 652 0 1 0 0 0

49

Brian Keselowski 4 654 0 1 0 0 1

50

Alex Kennedy 4 654 0 1 0 0 1

51

Jacques Villeneuve 3 655 0 1 0 0 1

52

Jason Leffler 1 657 0 1 0 0 1

53

Regan Smith 0 658 0 6 0 2 0

54

Brian Vickers 0 658 0 7 0 2 2

55

Austin Dillon 0 658 0 6 0 0 0

56

Trevor Bayne 0 658 0 7 0 0 1

57

Josh Wise 0 658 0 18 0 0 5

58

Landon Cassill 0 658 0 15 0 0 4

59

Joe Nemechek 0 658 0 16 0 0 6

60

Sam Hornish Jr 0 658 0 1 0 0 1

61

Paulie Harraka 0 658 0 1 0 0 0

62

Elliott Sadler 0 658 0 1 0 0 1

63

Mike Bliss 0 658 0 10 0 0 10

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