Jimmie Johnson survived his SportsCenter hosting appearance

If you thought that the bright lights of being a TV anchor were going to make the newly crowned six-time Sprint Cup Series champ sweat, well they did. But Jimmie Johnson passed the teleprompter test.

Johnson joked before he became the first athlete to host ESPN's SportsCenter that he was nervous about using a teleprompter. However, it probably helped that he had Lindsay Czarniak, who hosted TNT's Countdown to Green NASCAR prerace show before she moved to ESPN.

Plus, Johnson got to appear without having to shave or wear a tie. That makes me pretty jealous, as the those are not two of my favorite things.

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Nick Bromberg

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