DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Denver-based Kurt Busch came up short in a push for the lead on the final lap of the Coke Zero 400 as Jimmy Johnson won the NASCAR race Saturday night.
With the victory, Johnson became the first driver in 31 years to sweep the Daytona International Speedway. The last person to win both races at the Daytona International Speedway was Bobby Allison in 1982. Johnson is the fifth driver in NASCAR history to win twice in a season at Daytona.
Johnson was the leader on a restart with two laps left in the race. Kevin Harvick made a charge on the restart on the outside was unsuccessful and he tucked in behind Johnson.
But Furniture Row Racing's Busch made a push on the outside and climbed from his sixth place position on the restart to third. He appeared to be making a move on Johnson on the final lap but didn't have the needed momentum to take the lead.
Busch finished sixth in the race for his third straight top 10 finish. He is ninth place in the Sprint Cup points board, gaining five spots with his Daytona finish.
Tony Stewart finished second and Harvick took third.