Hypothetically speaking, who would you want driving for your Cup team?

Let's say you're starting your own Sprint Cup team in 2009. Who would you want driving your team's flagship race car? We know the man Junior Johnson and Cale Yarborough would pick. Their No. 1 choice might surprise you, writes David Newton.

Updated: December 5, 2008, 6:47 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Let's pretend the economy isn't so bad, you want to start a new Sprint Cup team and you can have your choice of Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards or Kyle Busch, the drivers who won 24 of 36 races this past season.

You've done your homework and figured out who would be best from all aspects -- performance, marketing and representing your company in the best possible way.

And no, you can't have Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Who would it be?

Johnson, ...

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