Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/25/12
Forbes once again has put out their annual list of Most Influential Athletes, and our own Jimmie Johnson is at the top of the list for the second year in a row. I am really thrilled for Jimmie. I have been very outspoken that I never believed Jimmie has been fully appreciated for what he has done in our sport. This shows me that Jimmie finally is getting rewarded for all his hard work. He deserves it. He's a great husband and father. He's a great ambassador for the sport of NASCAR and, oh yeah, don't forget, he is at the top of the NASCAR history books as the only man to win five consecutive championships. I like it because it's all coming together and people finally are grasping that you don't compete at the high level he does for as long has he has by accident. It takes focus, physical endurance, passion and the heart of a true competitor. That's Jimmie in spades. Another part of this equation that I don't want to forget to mention is trust. People trust and believe in Jimmie. ...
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