Found February 14, 2013 on Sicknissified:
PLAYERS: Jimmie Johnson
Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical Dale Earnhardt won a record seven Sprint Cup Series championships between 1980 and 1994, but one thing still lingered for the man in black — a Daytona 500 trophy. Earnhardt kept coming to Daytona year-in and year-out, only to find a new way to lose NASCAR’s most important race. Finally after 20 frustrating years, Earnhardt captured what had eluded him all his life — The Harley J. Earl trophy. There was no question as to what meant the most to Earnhardt in his career; it was the Daytona 500. Five-time Sprint Cup Series champion, and 2006 Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson had a different opinion when he was asked what carries more weight during NASCAR Media day Thursday. “There isn’t a single race larger than this one.  The Daytona 500 is in the same sentence as the other major auto racing events around the world. When you think of Monoco, Le Mans, Daytona 500, Indy 500, those are the...
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.