Ten questions with: NASCAR Daytona 500 champion Jimmie Johnson

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 18:  Jimmy Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowes, looks around in the garage during NASCAR Testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway on January 18, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR)

CHARLOTTE, NC – JANUARY 18: Jimmy Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowes, looks around in the garage during NASCAR Testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway on January 18, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Five time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson scored his second Daytona 500 win this past Sunday. Johnson played a smart race, avoiding trouble that took out some and having a Chevy that survived until the end. The win came in his 400 start and was the 61 of his career. A win anywhere in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series is special, but a win in the Daytona 500 is even more special and carries with it more obligations; namely a week long media tour that includes stops at major TV networks, and a few minutes with NASCAR teleconference with reporters.  Johnson met that obligation Tuesday when he took time out from his busy week to meet with members of the NASCAR media. What follows is the transcript of that teleconference.

Q.  You talk about the differences between 2006 and now.  It’s been seven years.  Chad wasn’t there then.  This had to feel like a totally different experience and a much bigger accomplishment. MORE>>>

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