Johnson finished 42nd in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Sunday afternoon.
The six-time champion had a rough day at the track in Daytona. Things turned sour on lap 11 when contact among several drivers set off a major crash at the front of the field with the race barely underway. The No. 48 Chevrolet received major front end damage and was retired to the garage for the day. It was Johnson's first DNF of the season, and he dropped one spot to third-place in the championship standings as the series heads to Loudon next weekend.