Late Show: Jimmie Johnson Wins Daytona 500
Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 this past weekend, and he didn’t just do it on driving skill alone. He also debuted the new Chevy Generation-6 car during the race, a lighter, sleeker car which may have been the reason he was able to sneak past Brad Keselowski to take the lead after a late caution flag left the lead open for a number of drivers. After that, it was almost a for sure win for Johnson. He still had to battle Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the final minutes of the race, but he was able to keep his lead and win the Daytona 500 for the second time in his career.
By edging out his competition, Johnson, a five-time Sprint Cup Champion, became only the 10th driver to ever win two Daytona 500s.
Johnson said after he won the race it was a great time for him and his crew. He did get a few hours of sleep after the race but he said most of his time was spent keeping the security guards at the Daytona International Speedway busy.
Late Show: Kendrick Lamar Performs “Poetic Justice”
Kendrick Lamar may seem like one of the new rappers in hip hop, but he has actually been around for a lot longer than people realize. Although he didn’t make any really big waves with his music until his fourth independent mixtape, Overly Dedicated, he was working with other rap artists at the time such as Game.
It was also around this time Lamar began forming the relationships with fellow California rappers Ab Soul, Schoolboy Q and Jay Rock, which would later turn into the supergroup Black Hippy.
After he released his mixtape Overly Dedicated, people began to take notice of the young Lamar. He began working with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre on Detox and began his own work on his first label produced mixtape, Section.80.
Finally, in 2012 Kendrick Lamar released his first album good kid m.A.A.d city which debuted at number two on the charts. Although Kerndrick Lamar doesn’t seem like the type of artist that would be on the Late Show, he will be performing February 26 2013.