JIMMIE JOHNSON WINS BEST DRIVER ESPY

Jimmie Johnson won his second straight Best Driver ESPY Wednesday night at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live. The show, which was hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, will air on ESPN on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET. Johnson also was up for the Best Male Athlete award, which was given to Olympic champion Michael Phelps.

NASCAR dominates the Best Driver category. Ever since Jeff Gordon won the award in 1996, NASCAR drivers have won the Best Driver award 11 of the last 14 years. Past winners include Gordon (1996, 1998, 1999, 2007), Dale Jarrett (2000), Bobby Labonte (2001), Tony Stewart (2003, 2006), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2004) and Johnson (2008).
 

Champ Lakers lead the way with two ESPY awards (ESPN)