Mass ’em and pass ’em

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - SPORTS -

DAY­TONA BEACH, Fla. — Jim­mie John­son trig­gered a wreck that wiped out nearly the en­tire field at Day­tona and zipped to the lead to win the rain­short­ened ex­hi­bi­tion Clash on Sun­day.

The seven-time Cup Series cham­pion failed to win a race last sea­son for the first time in his ca­reer but a dose of aggression put him back in Vic­tory Lane in the first week­end of Speed­weeks.

Paul Me­nard led 51 laps and con­trolled the race in­ter­rupted mul­ti­ple times for rain. With more rain loom­ing, John­son dipped low and tried to side-draft Me­nard as they bat­tled for the lead. But John­son turned Me­nard and started a chain­re­ac­tion ac­ci­dent that left cars side­ways and smok­ing be­hind the No. 48 Chevro­let. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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