Jimmie Johnson fights back against McNabb's NASCAR criticism

Donovan McNabb says NASCAR drivers aren't athletes

Published On: Nov 18 2013 12:02:29 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 18 2013 12:02:38 PM EST
Jimmie Johnson

NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is fighting back against criticism that race car drivers are not athletes.

Just days before Johnson won his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, former NFL Quarterback and current sports analyst Donovan McNabb proclaimed that Johnson was not an athlete.

The comments angered NASCAR fans across the country who went to social media to attack McNabb. Johnson later told USA TODAY, "Yes, I am an athlete, and so is every other driver in one of these race cars..."

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