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Junior beats fitness guru Johnson in weekly workout

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Before making their way down to Key West, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy spent some time in Texas, and
despite the lack of racing, Junior seemed to keep busy.

"I went and rode 60 miles on Monday and Tuesday -- or was it Tuesday and Wednesday?" Earnhardt said on Tuesday's "The Dale Jr. Download" podcast.

"I don't know, does it matter? You rode a lot on that bike," said Amy, who was guest co-hosting the podcast. "You rode more than you needed to."

What really mattered is the 60 miles Junior rode during the offweek were 60 miles more than Jimmie Johnson did during his offweek in Mexico.


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"Sorry, Jimmie," said Amy, who revealed Johnson's lack of workout time on the Download. "Throwing you way under the bus there, but Dale's so proud of himself."


He certainly was.


"We've talked about our (driver) workout routine at (Hendrick Motorsports) and every week we get a report emailed to us about what everyone did," Earnhardt explained. "I did quite a bit of cycling, basically four hours of cycling, 60 miles. And I'm like 'Yes! This is going to be awesome for the report.' But I didn’t do any strength so I got a big zero on the strength.


"But I got the report in and I did the most and Jimmie Johnson, the workout beast that he is, did nothing."

So, Johnson, perhaps for the first time since Hendrick Motorsports started its driver workout program, gets "a pink zero" next to his name for the week.


Dale Jr. 60, Johnson, 0. You’re up, "Seven-time!"

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