Being a Dad Suits Jimmie Johnson Just Fine


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A pink, plastic toy race car is parked outside Jimmie Johnson's motor coach here in the infield of Daytona International Speedway, right next to the pink, plastic toy kitchen.

It is property of Evie Johnson, age two-and-a-half. It represents both the ultimate joy and about the only possible disappointing trend in her father's current blissful existence.

Yes, little Evie is interested in auto racing. It's just her favorite driver may not actually be her own dad, the five-time Sprint Cup champion, but rather someone who's never won a single stock car race.

"Danica," Johnson says with mock disappointment and a shake of his head. "I'm second place. It's at least migrating that way. She can spot two cars on the track, one is the 48 and the...

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