NASCAR's champ offers driving lessons at Daytona

BY foxsports • February 16, 2009

The best way to understand why the new car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is so squirrely around Daytona International Speedway is to get in a car at over 150 miles per hour and feel the worn pavement first hand.

That opportunity arose courtesy of the new Chevrolet Camaro and three-time Cup champion and 2006 Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson. While the new Camaro's 6.2 Liter LS3 Chevy V-8 has a few less ponies than the standard Cup car, even at reduced speeds it became clear that any car travelling more than 100 miles per hour would be a handful.

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