For racers, moonlighting is worth it 

January, 29, 2010

On Thursday afternoon, the word started rocketing through the Internet quicker than a Kim Kardashian rumor.

"Did you hear? Jimmie Johnson wrecked in Rolex 24 practice at Daytona! He's hurt ... bad!"

Yes, the four-time defending NASCAR champion did loop his Chevy Riley sports car and hit the wall. Yes, the car was damaged so badly that JJ had to offer up his private jet to make a chassis run. And yes, he did end up with some bruises and undoubtedly woke up a little sore on Friday morning.

But hurt bad? Nah.

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Ryan McGee | email

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