LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson has a pair of titles he's especially proud to have linked to his name. NASCAR champion. AP Male Athlete of the Year.
Yes, that's right. The five-time champion driver is an athlete, too.
Johnson was swept into a brief Twitter feud this week because of his inclusion as a nominee for male athlete of the year at the ESPY Awards. Seattle Seahawks receiver Golden Tate posted on his account, (at)ShowtimeTate, ``Jimmy johnson up for best athlete???? Um nooo .. Driving a car does not show athleticism.''
He continued to tweak Johnson, angering NASCAR fans. Tate later posted, ``12th man get these rednecks off me.''
Johnson mostly laughed off the barbs Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and invited Tate to the track to learn more about NASCAR.

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