Dancin' fool Castroneves steals NASCAR's thunder

Newly crowned Cup champion Jimmie Johnson is one heckuva race car driver, but he is no Helio Castroneves -- on the dance floor or off. Too bad, writes David Newton, because NASCAR could use a jolt of personality.

Updated: November 29, 2007, 2:02 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- A female staffer grabbed Nextel Cup champion Jimmie Johnson by the arm on Wednesday morning and moved him toward the main set of ABC's "Good Morning America," where newly crowned "Dancing with the Stars" champion Helio Castroneves was performing.

Johnson was playfully chest bumping with the two-time Indianapolis 500 champion 30 minutes earlier, but the thought of dancing on the same stage sent fear down his spine.

"Hell no!" he said when asked if he ...

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