'Grandpa' Jimmie Johnson determined to win 8th NASCAR championship

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'Grandpa' Jimmie Johnson determined to win 8th NASCAR championship
'Grandpa' Jimmie Johnson determined to win 8th NASCAR championship

Jimmie Johnson has never hitched a ride for an afternoon on a champion's float that snakes down closed city streets. The professional sports teams bask in the celebration of hundreds of thousands of fans screaming in adulation and spraying beer from sidewalks in a frenzy as confetti flies from the sky. Johnson's top reward for winning it all, a rally once at one of his sponsor's stores a few miles away from his California hometown. The NASCAR champion traditionally gets a party in victory lane at the season finale and throws a bash at the postseason banquet. It's all good fun, but even a seven-time champion wouldn't mind a parade. "I have to admit, that would be a nice add to the NASCAR champions

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