Mass ’em and pass ’em
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