Johnson Wins Dayton 500

Jimmie Johnson rallied to win his second career Daytona 500 on Sunday. The five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap. Johnson also won this race in 2006. Fifty-four-year-old Mark Martin finished in third, followed by reigning Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman. Pole sitter Danica Patrick finished in eighth place. The 30-year-old became the first woman ever to lead a lap at the Daytona 500 and also became the 13th driver to lead a lap in both the Indy and Daytona 500.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

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2015 marks the first time in the history of Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball that all three teams in the program have qualified for state tournament play. The Freshmen team played in the state tournament in Springfield earlier this month. The Juniors won state in Blue Springs last weekend and the Seniors are going to the state tournament in Sedalia this week.