Yellow has its privileges

Updated: July 24, 2004, 6:39 PM ET
By Mike Massaro | ESPN

Johnson LOUDON, N.H. -- There's the Tour de France and there's the France's tour -- a.k.a the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series. While Jimmie Johnson is closely watching one, he's leading the other.

Johnson is a devoted Lance Armstrong fan and like millions has been inspired by the courageous efforts of the American cyclist who, in addition to beating cancer, has won the 2108.3 mile, three-week Tour de France five times and should wrap up a record sixth victory on Sunday in Paris.

"I'm watching ...

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