NASCAR's first driver to win three-consecutive championships in 30 years proved to be a real, living, breathing human being Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.
El Cajon, Calif.'s Jimmie Johnson "cut the middle finger on his left hand while using a knife to try to cut a hole in his firesuit" according to the AP. The wound required stitches and prevented the Hendrick Motorsports driver from driving his final stint on Sunday afternoon in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Johnson was at the track to take part in the annual 24-hour race -- won by the Brumos-Porsche team despite some words of jealously from the competition -- when the injury happened.
Jimmie Johnson Cuts Finger, Gets Stitches During Rolex 24 at Daytona originally appeared on Motorsports FanHouse on Sun, 25 Jan 2009 23:00:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.