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Jimmie Johnson busts out the golf clubs at Texas Motor Speedway

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Being a NASCAR driver is a noisy business, and sometimes you just want to get away. Enter golf, a pastime which many drivers, Jimmie Johnson included, have begun playing, with various degrees of success.

On Wednesday, Johnson participated in a little team golf-skills competition with the PGA's JJ Henry (not to be confused with JJ Yeley, of course) at Texas Motor Speedway. They played closest-to-the-pin in the infield, putted up the side of a 24-degree banked turn, and drove the ball off the top of the Speedway Club into the infield. (A picture of that one follows.)

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So whose team won? Come on, who do you think?

The event was designed to promote the AAA Texas 500, and did a fine job of doing exactly that. Now, if they could just have a few golfers dropping balls onto the track while a race was going on, that'd get some new viewers tuning in.

(By the way, eagle-eyed readers of Yahoo! Sports' blogs might notice a similarity between this post and one which ran earlier today over at Devil Ball. Synergy, baby!)

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