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Junior Johnson: The boys at JGR were just doing their jobs ... with creative flair

There's a fine line between cheatin' and creatin', and Junior Johnson -- perhaps the most accomplished "creator" of all time -- says the boys at Joe Gibbs Racing weren't cheatin', writes Ed Hinton.

Updated: August 23, 2008, 11:02 AM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

Junior Johnson reckons he wouldn't have gotten caught like those poor guys from Joe Gibbs Racing did this past week in maybe the toughest cheating bust in the history of NASCAR.

He hates it for them, because they were just trying to hide what they'd earned honestly, with hard work: extra horsepower.

"There's a difference between cheating and creating," he said. "They were creating."

(By that terminology, Junior was arguably the slyest creator ...

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