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Johnson reflects on talk show appearances

November 06, 2013, Taylor Starer, NASCAR.com

A collection of video clips and images from Johnson's talk show experiences

As a five-time Sprint Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson has appeared on quite a few talk shows. In his appearance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Johnson was asked at a fan question and answer session about his experience on talk shows.

"Those talk shows are pretty intimidating to be honest with you," Johnson said. "Letterman, his studio, you need a parka inside there it's so cold. So you're always a little nervous and anxious because it's David Letterman. Jay Leno is fun, he's a car guy. But at the end of the day I think Jimmy Fallon is the most relaxed and easiest to be around, although Jimmy Kimmel is pretty relaxed too, but I think Fallon's my favorite and I have the most fun on his show."

Here are just a few clips and images from his memorable interviews: 

Johnson talks about his Athlete of the Year award, his fourth championship win and Jimmy Fallon's time as a Grand Marshal on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' (January 2010)


Johnson on Live! With Kelly and Michael (September 2012)


Johnson racing go-karts with host Ellen on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (March 2013)


Johnson and wife Chandra on 'The Tyra Banks Show' (September 2007)


Johnson talks tracks, Generation-6 cars and his win at Daytona on 'Late Show with David Letterman' (March 2013)