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What you see is what you get in reigning Cup champ Johnson

Jimmie Johnson never got into this thing wanting to become the greatest personality in NASCAR. Now, becoming the greatest driver ... that's another story, writes David Newton.

Updated: February 15, 2008, 4:06 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jimmie Johnson wandered over to the mint dish on the hostess stand at La Crepe en Haut on Thursday night and began picking through all the colors.

Red. Yellow. Blue.

He finally disappeared to his table, only to return a few seconds later to look over his choices again before returning to his wife and guests.

Moments later, the two-time defending Sprint Cup champion was back at the dish, digging through it like a kid in a ...

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