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Mike Tyson asks Johnson if champ gave away his tiger

December 11, 2013, Pat DeCola, NASCAR.com

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Former boxing champ has a little fun with current NASCAR champ on Twitter

Remember last week when newly-anointed six-time champion Jimmie Johnson re-created scenes from the hit movie 'The Hangover' during Champion's Week in Las Vegas?

Well, after all the frenzy died down, Johnson chose to offer up a prize to one of his loyal followers by giving away the stuffed tiger that nearly "attacked" the No. 48 spotter Earl Barban.


Classy move, sure, but he may have irked the tiger's original owner.

The two are kidding around, of course, each making another reference to plot points from the movie in which the gang steals Tyson's pet tiger before the former heavyweight champion of the world punches out Zach Galifianakis' character during following the iconic drum solo in Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight."

This might be the conclusion to one of many great storylines that came out of Champion's Week, but maybe if/when Johnson wins historic title No. 7, the banquet can be moved to Thailand and the No. 48 crew can recreate the second (and slightly less-epic) installment of the franchise.