Watch on YouTube This afternoon, President Obama welcomed six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and his Hendricks Motorsports team members to the White House for his 2013 Sprint Cup Series championship. Being “a Chicago guy,” the President noted that he usually quips at these sports events about “how the football is not as good as the '85 Bears or the basketball team is not as good as the Bulls.” He then admitted, however, that Jimmie Johnson is basically “the Michael Jordan of NASCAR.” Like Mike, Jimmie has won six championships in eight years — while also taking a two-year break from his sport. read more

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President Obama Honors NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson