Through sunshine, clouds, rain, and even tornado warnings, NASCAR fans wouldn’t be denied a winner in the 2014 Daytona 500.
With the famed No. 3 on his car and memories of the late Dale Earnhardt fresh in his mind, Austin Dillon took the fabled number out of hibernation and straight to the top at Daytona.
Jimmie Johnson won his sixth NASCAR championship in eight years Sunday, staking his claims as one of the most dominant competitors in sports history.
Austin Dillon climbed out of his No. 3 truck and dived across the rain-soaked grass after winning the NASCAR Truck Series championship in Homestead. But the youngster wanted to celebrate by planking on pavement first.
Jimmie Johnson wasn’t the best all year. Not even close. When it mattered, though, he couldn’t be beat. For the fifth consecutive year.