Originally written on Rubbings Racing  |  Last updated 10/28/14
Photo Credit: UPI/Rusty Jarrett/Chevrolet Written By: Katie Copple      Follow on Twitter @Katie_Copple July 2013 Jimmie Johnson likes to make history. His biggest history making accomplishment thus far has been winning five straight Sprint Cup Series Championships. Saturday in Daytona, Johnson added one more major accomplishment to his resume, a Daytona sweep. After taking the win in the Great American Race to kick off the season, Johnson came back to the track for the second time this season and showed the racing world just what he was made of. Johnson’s victory in the Coke Zero 400 made him the first driver in more than 30 years to sweep the Daytona races in more than 30 years. The last driver to accomplish such a feat was legendary driver Bobby Allison back in 1982; 31 years ago. “I don’t think I made a bad move tonight. I’m pretty proud of that,” Johnson said after the race. “Gosh, growing up in Southern California and watching Bobby Allison … to do anything Bobby has done is p...
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