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, 199 ...

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JIMMIE JOHNSON UP FOR MALE ATHLETE ESPY

Three-time defending Sprint Cup champ Jimmie Johnson has been nominated for the Best Male Athlete ESPY. His competition: Michael Phelps, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. Phelps owns 14 gold medals, Bryant just won his first post-Shaq NBA title and James is the best all-around basketball player on the planet. Good luck with that, Jimmie. The winners will be determined by online and mobile phone fan voting that begins June 25 and ends July 11. The show airs Sunday, July 19. It is hosted by Samuel L. ...

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