There are some NASCAR fans in New York, but you have to look for them

A check around town will quickly tell you NASCAR is not on the front burner -- or any burner -- of New York sports. But there are fans to be found and though they might be troubled by the sport's status here, champion Jimmie Johnson takes it all in stride, writes David Newton.

Updated: December 12, 2008, 11:12 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Sallick Harrinarine zips in and out of rush-hour traffic on Park Avenue, driving his yellow cab with more dare and precision than you'll see in most Sprint Cup races. He can get you to any address in the country's most populous city without thinking twice.

Ask him what he knows about Jimmie Johnson?

"Who is Jimmie Johnson?" he says.

Told that Johnson is the three-time defending Sprint Cup champion and that he is being honored Friday night ...

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