Johnson, Elliott seek depth at Rolex 24

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(AP) -- The Rolex 24 at Daytona is special enough that it doesn't need a pair of NASCAR champions to boost its appeal. The race is for the best in the world, in the finest performance vehicles, in front of auto enthusiasts celebrating the start of the racing season.

The Rolex doesn't need Chase Elliott or Jimmie Johnson.

Instead, both champions feel the need to be here.