US stock car racer Jimmie Johnson wins his fifth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, the first driver to do so.
- New York Times
- In motorsport, Jimmie Johnson wins the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship with a victory in the final race of the season. It is his 7th Cup championship, which ties the all-time record set by Richard Petty in 1979 and Dale Earnhardt in 1994.
- Brad Keselowski wins the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship ahead of Clint Bowyer and former 5-time champion Jimmie Johnson.
- In NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. eventually wins the Daytona 500, ending a 55-race winless streak in the Sprint Cup Series, after the race is red flagged for several hours due to heavy rain, while a tornado warning is put into effect for the area.
- In stock car racing, Jimmie Johnson wins the 2013 Daytona 500. Pole winner Danica Patrick finishes eighth, marking the highest ever finish by a woman.
- A crash during the final lap of the 2013 NASCAR DRIVE4COPD 300 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Florida, United States, sends debris flying into the stands, injuring at least 33 spectators.
- In motorsport, Danica Patrick becomes the first woman to win pole position at the Daytona 500 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
- In motorsport, Marcos Ambrose wins the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, becoming the first Australian ever to win a race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
- Jimmie Johnson wins NASCAR's 2008 Sprint Cup Series championship, becoming the second driver to win three in a row.
- Jimmie Johnson wins his second straight NASCAR Nextel Cup championship for the 2007 season.
- U.S. senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) file a bill restricting arms sales to the Philippine National Police over its drug war.