NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Jimmie Johnson arrives for the "Late Show with David Letterman" at Ed Sullivan Theater on November 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
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Jimmie Johnson's whirlwind media tour took him to New York City on Monday for an appearance on Late Show With David Letterman.
Here's a clip of the interview. It starts with Johnson talking about Juan Pablo Montoya and what makes a successful NASCAR driver. It ends with Letterman asking Johnson if the late night legend could ever be a competitive stock car driver. Spoiler alert: no ... no he could not.
Jimmie Johnson has an idea of how to change Donovan McNabb's mind about NASCAR drivers not being athletes. And it doesn't even involve getting behind the wheel of a stock car.
Johnson appeared on FOX Sports Live Sunday night to talk about his sixth NASCAR championship. In the one-on-one interview with Dan O'Toole on FOX Sports 1, he was also asked about McNabb's controversal comments (that have definitely angered NASCAR Nation.)
Take a listen to Johnson's response ... and where he would take McNabb to try and change his opinion.
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOV. 17: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the series championship after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 17, 2013 in Homestead, Fla.
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Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt Sr., and now Jimmie Johnson.
Only three drivers in NASCAR history have six Sprint Cup Series championships, and Jimmie Johnson is the latest to the add his name to that prestigious list.
By finishing ninth in Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Johnson held a 19-point advantage over Matt Kenseth when the checkered flag fell, good enough to deliver the much-anticipated #6pack.
Love him or hate him, Johnson's accomplishment resonated across all motorsports.
Johnson's trek to his sixth championship was not without incident, however.
While Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick are still mathematically eligible, a sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship looks very likely for Jimmie Johnson.
One of the most dominant drivers in NASCAR history, Johnson rewrites the record books nearly every time he straps into the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
Prior to the final race of the 2013 season, NASCAR RaceDay looked at five reasons Jimmie is so good, discussed the other six-time champions, and -- as usual -- Rutledge Wood asked the hard-hitting questions.
The Hendrick Motorsports teams gets Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet ready for a championship battle at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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Not only is Sunday's race the last of the year, it could also mark the final race for veterans Jeff Burton, Mark Martin and Ken Schrader. Burton's 2014 plans are still up in the air, while Martin is taking a different role within Stewart-Haas Racing, and Schrader is focusing on dirt track racing in the future.
Fans weren't the only ones confused by the strategies in Sunday's race, apparently Joey Logano had a hard time keeping track of things too.
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The always-active NASCAR Twittersphere was certainly abuzz this weekend as the series rolled into Phoenix International Raceway.
Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race wasn't the easiest race to follow along with. Multiple strategies up and down pit road had drivers and teams on roughly three differing pit strategies throughout the entire event.
While it was tough for the outside viewer, it was apparently also tough on the competition.
AVONDALE, AZ - NOV. 08: The cars of Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota, and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, are seen during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Advocare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 8, 2013 in Avondale, Ariz.
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One of the little-publicized truths of NASCAR is that this time of year, there are a lot of people in bad moods. When you race 38 weekends in a 40-week stretch, you're tired by the time the calendar gets to November. And when you're tired, you get cranky.
It seems safe to say that Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus and the crew of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet have about had enough of their next-door neighbors in the NASCAR Sprint Cup garage, Brad Keselowski, Paul Wolfe and the No. 2 Penske Racing crew.
Remember a few weeks ago when some questioned if Kevin Harvick would finish out the year with Richard Childress Racing after an on-track spat with Ty Dillon?
Not only did Harvick remain the driver of the No. 29 Chevrolet, he drove it to victory lane Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway to deliver RCR's 200th NASCAR victory.
In typical closer fashion, Harvick was able to capitalize as Carl Edwards ran out of gas while leading coming to the white flag lap. Driving away from the limping No. 99 Ford, Harvick and the No. 29 crew celebrated their fourth win of the year. This marks the fifth time Harvick has won with a last lap pass.
So much for all that lame duck talk.
As Harvick took the checkered flag, Jimmie Johnson was crossing the line in the third spot. Overcoming two potentially devastating incidents on the track, Johnson moved one step closer to earning a sixth Sprint Cup Series championship.
Sure, Jimmie Johnson was facing one of the biggest challenges in his hunt for a sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup title, yeah he was starting on pole, but that didn't stop him from helping make a military family's day.
After being introduced to the Phoenix International Raceway crowd, Johnson took a moment to reunite Air Force Sergeant Chad Boley with his wife and three children. Boley was returning from deployment at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany.
Racing is supposed to be high intensity and hard competition, especially this time of year.
Don't tell that to Kaylin Kenseth and Evie Johnson, the daughters of NASCAR title combatants Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson. Kaylin and Evie are BFFs in the motorhome compound and what happens on the track in any given race doesn't change that friendship much at all.
Jimmie Johnson made his mark in Texas on Sunday, picking up his 6th win of 2013 and moving 7 points ahead of Matt Kenseth in the championship race. Johnson had an almost perfect afternoon ... even a slow green-flag pit stop on Lap 240 couldn't prevent him from donning a cowboy hat and firing off six-shooters in Victory Lane.
On this edition of "Winner's Weekend", Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus take us inside their big win at Texas Motor Speedway.
FORT WORTH, TX - NOV. 03: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 3, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.
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When the Chase rolled into Texas Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth were tied atop the standings.
From the drop of the green flag on Sunday afternoon, Johnson made it his mission to earn max points, score the win, and take command of the championship battle.
Tire wear will be crucial to success in Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
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It's race day in Texas!
There are only three races left in the 2013 season, and Sunday's AAA Texas 500 is sure to play a crucial role in deciding the eventual Sprint Cup champion.
Title contenders Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson appear to be nearly equal this weekend, so their tight battle is likely to continue at Texas Motor Speedway.
11:45 a.m. ET -- Before the cars hit the track in the Lone Star State, teams are preparing for 500 miles, drivers are meeting fans and sponsors, while fans are enjoying the unique atmosphere of TMS' 'Wild Asphalt Circus' in the infield.
Jimmie Johnson appeared on FOX Sports Live Sunday night to talk about his sixth NASCAR championship. In the one-on-one interview with Dan O'Toole, he was also asked about McNabb's controversal comments about drivers not being athletes.