I can't believe this was Chad's idea... bit.ly/YV1sQs
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) February 26, 2013
Jimmie Johnson’s ”Harlem Shake” video hit YouTube Tuesday morning. The clip, featuring Johnson, crew chief Chad Knaus and baseball players Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche, was shot in the infield at Daytona International Speedway in the hours following his victory in the Daytona 500 Sunday.
This 29-second clip features the Lowe’s No. 48 hauler at center stage parked on the edge of the Speedway’s infield and Johnson attempting his best “Harlem Shake” with the Harley Earl Trophy as his dance partner.
"No broken wrists, I survived," Johnson said on Monday when asked about the video.
Johnson is the second Hendrick Motorsports driver to hit YouTube with his version of the “Harlem Shake.” Jeff Gordon and his shop crew at Hendrick posted their shot at the "Harlem Shake" two weeks ago and the clip has about 4.7 million combined views on You Tube and Funny or Die.
Johnson’s post-Daytona 500 victory tour resumed Tuesday with a stop on “Good Morning America” and continues with an appearance on the “Late Show With David Letterman” this evening.
At 4:45 p.m. ET Tuesday, Johnson will break some new social media ground as the first Daytona 500 champion to host a scheduled “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) thread on reddit. The site was buzzing Tuesday with the news. Reddit users can find the thread on the reddit AMA page. Many Sprint Cup drivers engage fans with scheduled and unscheduled Q&A sessions on Twitter. The spin by reddit could potentially open Johnson to a new audience.
Reddit users are eager to get their chance to quiz Johnson.
"Keep the bad questions limited if possible. Jimmie Johnson may not be the most exciting driver, but this is an opportunity we don't get much and it would be a shame if it was completely wasted on trolls and left turn jokes," reddit user jd9840273615 posted on the NASCAR sub-reddit.