Johnson hasn't forgotten where he came from

Is Jimmie Johnson the perfect champion? Jeff Burton says Johnson is, and if it's a driver who cleans up well but still remembers the trailer park he came from, Burton's right, writes David Newton.

Updated: December 1, 2006, 11:48 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- The 21 Club, from its 10 private dining rooms to the so-dubbed legendary Prohibition-era wine cellar, reeks of elegance and sophistication.

Frank Sinatra had his own table here. Former President Nixon and actress Elizabeth Taylor stored wines here. Movies such as "Wall Street" were filmed here.

Billionaire Donald Trump frequents here.

On the surface it appears the perfect place for the well-groomed, well-spoken Jimmie Johnson, on a whirlwind New York ...

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