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SBD/December 9, 2013/Events and Attractions
Jay Mohr Roasts Danica Patrick, Others At NASCAR Champions Banquet
Published December 9, 2013
A SOMBER MOMENT: MRN's Long noted Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson "provided the proper closing" to the banquet when he ended his speech by quoting the late Nelson Mandela. Johnson said, "Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. That's true. That's NASCAR" (MRN.com, 12/7). USA TODAY's Ryan noted it was a "rare instance of gravitas in a mostly light-hearted affair" (USATODAY.com, 12/7).