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NASCAR fan unhappy about McNabb gets VIP access for Michigan race

Mar 23, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT

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As you’d figure, Donovan McNabb’s appearance at today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Auto Club Speedway has met with mixed reaction from NASCAR fans on Twitter.

But thanks to Michigan International Speedway president Roger Curtis, at least one of those unhappy fans has been made happy.

Michael Johnson, whose Twitter account states him as a 21-year-old from Mattawan, Mich., joined in on a conversation started by Jenna Fryer of the Associated Press.

Earlier this afternoon, Fryer referenced the former NFL quarterback’s comments last fall about new Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson not being a true athlete, saying “the same NASCAR fans who were so disgusted by McNabb in November should be equally outraged he’s being VIP’ed all over Fontana.”

Johnson gave his two cents on the matter, and then asked Curtis if he could have VIP access for a NASCAR weekend later this season at MIS:

But then things took a big turn, when Curtis shocked the fan by honoring his request.

Curtis later disclosed that Johnson would enjoy all the perks:

Needless to say, the fan was quite thrilled.

And we have to say we’re quite impressed by Mr. Curtis’ generosity. Good on him.

  1. manik56 - Mar 23, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    It pays to complain I guess. His parents should be proud.

    • johnsonexcavatingmike - Mar 23, 2014 at 8:54 PM

      I am his Dad and I can tell you I am very proud of him. He is a very polite hard working young man and one of the biggest NASCAR fans I know. I am very happy for him.

  2. mikeyjohnson92 - Mar 23, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Think what you want man, I was making a funny joke and I guess Roger thought it was funny. I am very blessed to have this opportunity.

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