The 6 Biggest Surprises from the 2013 Daytona 500

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The 6 Biggest Surprises from the 2013 Daytona 500
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Were you surprised that Jimmie Johnson won his second Daytona 500 on Sunday?

Perhaps you should have been. After all, since winning his first Harley J. Earl Trophy in 2006, Johnson has been pretty unlucky at Daytona. Aside from a 10th-place finish in July 2007 and a runner-up run in July 2009, he hasn't finished any better than 20th.

In fact, Johnson's past three Daytona 500 finishes were 35th, 27th, and 42nd.

Then again, perhaps it's not a great shock that a five-time champion won the sport's biggest race. But the following six things probably weren't on the minds of most folks before this year's Sprint Cup season opener. If you predicted more than two of these, consider yourself an expert, or at least incredibly lucky.

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