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Sport Jimmie Johnson says he lived off Hamburger Helper for a decade

23:16  06 april  2018
23:16  06 april  2018 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

Jimmie Johnson, mired in winless streak, can be optimistic at Texas, Bristol

  Jimmie Johnson, mired in winless streak, can be optimistic at Texas, Bristol Jimmie Johnson is ready to change the conversation around him for the rest of 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season. The next two races, at Texas and Bristol, will give him great opportunities to do just that.DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — When you're a seven-time NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series champion, an 83-race winner and perpetually on the verge of hoisting that unprecedented eighth championship trophy, people are watching, dissecting and diagnosing your every move.

Jimmie Johnson is easily one of NASCAR’s most athletic and in shape drivers. He bikes, swims and runs – and occasionally does it all together in triathlons – so it’s an educated guess that the 42-year-old also regularly enjoys a healthy diet.

Jimmie Johnson lived on Hamburger Helper for decade . Jimmie Johnson is easily one of NASCAR's most athletic and in shape drivers. He bikes, swims and runs

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Jimmie Johnson is easily one of NASCAR's most athletic and in shape drivers. He bikes, swims and runs - and occasionally does it all together in triathlons - so it's an educated guess that the 42-year-old also regularly enjoys a healthy diet.

But it sounds like that wasn't always the case for Johnson back in the day, long before he won his record-tying seven Cup Series championships.

As he explained to FOX Sports:

"Things weren't easy the whole way by any stretch, and I think I lived on Hamburger Helper for a good, probably, eight- to 10-year window of time."


Johnson continued to explain that even after he achieved a good amount of success and was racing in what's now known as the second tier XFINITY Series, he would invite friends over for dinner and serving a large pot of Hamburger Helper.

"To me, it was great food," he added.

Things are a little different for Johnson - who's looking for his first win in 2018 - this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway now, and he told Sports Illustrated back in 2016 that he eats well and is on an anti-inflammatory diet.

"When I'm racing, I stay in a bus at the track, and the fridge and cupboards are full of good food," says Johnson, who after practicing comes back to a healthy trackside meal. "Usually I have a sandwich or wrap with chicken and brown rice waiting for me when I'm finished."

Roundtable: Can Jimmie Johnson end his winless streak at Texas?

  Roundtable: Can Jimmie Johnson end his winless streak at Texas? After an off-weekend following Clint Bowyer's triumph at Martinsville Speedway, NASCAR returns this weekend for another intermediate track in Texas Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson won this race last spring and has also won five of the last ten Cup races held at Texas Motor Speedway. Do you think he can break his winless slump of 29 races this weekend?Jim: Anything is possible, I suppose, but I haven't seen anything from Hendrick Motorsports or the No. 48 team so far to indicate they are on the cusp of a victory at an intermediate track.

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