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Q+A [JIMMIE JOHNSON]
Richard Deitsch
June 09, 2003
The 27-year-old NASCAR phenom swept last month's Charlotte races, the Winston and the Coca-Cola 600, and sits seventh in the Winston Cup points standings.
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June 09, 2003

Q+a [jimmie Johnson]

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The 27-year-old NASCAR phenom swept last month's Charlotte races, the Winston and the Coca-Cola 600, and sits seventh in the Winston Cup points standings.

SI: Who's the one driver in NASCAR history you wish you could have raced against?

Johnson: Dale Earnhardt. If you wanted to race in Winston Cup, you wanted to race against the Man. When I daydreamed about winning my first race, it was with Earnhardt beating my bumper cover off as we came to the finish line.

SI: Fellow driver Jeff Gordon co-owns your team. Would you bump your boss to win a race?

Johnson: I'd bump him, but I wouldn't wreck him. We've had some pretty intense races for position, but we've done it without crossing any lines.

SI: Who would do better: You as the coach of the Dallas Cowboys or former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson taking a spin in your number 48 Chevy?

Johnson: Being that I don't know a damn thing about football, I'd have to say the other Jimmy Johnson.

SI: What's the craziest thing someone has asked you to autograph?

Johnson: Usually females are offering up body parts.

SI: Ever agree to sign one?

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