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Jimmie Johnson may burn up racetracks, but not high school football fields (video)

Aug 23, 2014, 8:29 PM EDT

(Photo courtesy ExtraTV.com) (Photo courtesy ExtraTV.com)

Nothing goes hand-in-hand more with high school football than … Jimmie Johnson and NASCAR?

Yep, at least that’s what happened when Johnson visited Charlotte’s Independence High School’s football team during a recent practice session.

Johnson drove his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet onto the playing field, drawing quizzical looks and other responses from the players, who appeared as if they weren’t aware they were taking part in a Gatorade “Beat The Heat” promotion.

The promotion was to impress upon the players the importance of remaining hydrated during things like practice and in games, especially in hot weather. Johnson even tossed the football around a bit with some of the players.

Check out the video by clicking the link below, courtesy of the syndicated Extra TV program:

http://www.extratv.com/videos/0_c2cy37nt

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