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Jimmie Johnson talks with Laura Okmin about what life has been like following his win at the Daytona 500.
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Between winning this 20061. Time to 2013. You. You know it's gone seven years in -- one. That race in 2006 than that it was my first championship won five straight. -- matured in a lot of ways. He's become a father since then you know and all that led to this the most amazing experience and Sunday afternoon when I won. -- daughters obviously. And celebrate with a wife my family and it just means more I think that's -- getting -- you know you appreciate things and respect things and knows very well attended and in. Visible and in -- race soda -- the things that have followed have been pretty shocking I haven't had it. Since 2006. There was media interest following but this has been -- awful -- And you could third person can you look outside yourself and see how much you've accomplished since then and to be able to look at. Your place right now in the sport in this generation -- -- needed. Not really you know it's a tough when you're active in practice. Amassed two all the time to think about it and I start soon and it is just not a natural thing for me to do. Plus our sport is so fast I mean I fortunately it. Seven days to enjoy this experience but in a few days I'll be back in the race car again and you know we race every Sunday with 39 -- 41 weeks that's pretty busy schedule. The city of seven days to enjoy it because the three days seven states I mean do you even know where you are what you're doing it I don't know which is more tiring. Driving in the Daytona 500 or winning it and then what. Driving at speed skate or the rest of -- to -- that hat I was just four hours worth the work in this is if Ford is worth the work. But it's -- it's nice to see everyone so excited about NASCAR and we had a great race but -- -- -- cannot be viewed him you know everyone's pleasure. Will get things going on -- -- That's analogy because everyone I know says that the Daytona 500 as a Super Bowl. But when you look at it that we for a team to win the suitable and then kick off the regular season he can't Hanson. Mentally for you to win this race in all of a sudden it -- how does that give you up for. It's weird and it's us. We're accustomed to visits -- sport works. But Allen wanted to know six it's a week -- -- for everything. It's gonna get back to normal and that's that's great thing in the us for -- sponsor team. Friday I have to win the 500 so there. But the -- thing is normally during the week there's a lot of stuff prepare for the race from a heart disease and direction of the car so far more agendas when the track have been completely removed from it's I feel like I'm I'm not doing my job and away. But my team understands what it's the racetrack on Friday -- in debriefing it come out and and take it from there like you said it's a wonderful problem to have and you're not really complaining about this we know there's 42 guys at home right now retreat in an instant for this this opportunity. Sweetest thing about the week and for you about the victory the whole week leading up to his left. -- and -- everybody that's part of it from my crew guys have worked endless hours at car running. Paula great race from the pit box with my. She did strategies that justice. Stanley you know when your Victory Lane and everybody is standing there and it's had skin in the game. To look at their face and to see you know the pride in everyone's eyes on the face -- -- moment. And that that and one of the coolest moments to was after the race whose idea was the -- shaking exactly. That was records -- idea. It's a lot of time in pass it's pretty late at night and we're just upset in my motor home with them with the guys have some Beers in. Chance like Purdue the team photo so we go to the forces team photo. And the team photo quickly turned into the Harlem shake and the managing is it to take the still -- somehow honest chance to each team amazing video and edited and to at all this of the great job with it that turned out far better than I expected. Would you ever done that in 2006 is that one of the things that changed his you know that's always been sort of give me an accident or you've been described all these -- personality you would use what where I I wouldn't -- other people abuse in the lower. You know that I've always subscribed to work hard play hard and I have always been this way and then you know there have been plenty of trouble outside the race car. In my crew chief truthfully is is responsible for this and it's nice to see him relaxing. Enjoying the moment. You know trying to bounce a song in woo -- gets the stage we want to be competitive we wanted to. You know us make our mark in the sport in at times tribunal to you to focus as strongly I -- that. It's great thing to be accused of that I'm one and its few Baddeley seventy focused on my -- -- I'll take whatever you know that are Pulitzer. Accuracy can they keep serving so -- it by doing this or -- you think you.