Johnson covered bottle of NASCAR sponsor
Jimmie Johnson was fined $10,000 on Tuesday for using a sign to hide the name of a sports drink made by a NASCAR sponsor because he has his own deal with a rival company.
"It ended up being an expensive move on my part," Johnson said. "The bottom line is I'm just trying to defend my options as a driver."
When Johnson climbed from his car after winning Sunday's race at Pocono Raceway, he placed a sign in front of the PowerAde bottle that NASCAR officials had put on top of his car.
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