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Jimmie Johnson: 5 Reasons He’s the Most Influential Athlete in America

NASCAR's Sprint Cup five time champion Jimmie Johnson is one of the most hated drivers on the Sprint Cup circuit, possibly even topping Kyle Busch for the title.But he is also the most influential athlete in the U.S. this year as well according to Forbes, taking the top spot away from Lance Armstrong and beating out Tom Brady (ranked No. 2), Dale Earnhardt Jr (ranked No. 3), among others.But why does Johnson hold this title when it seems that most fans in NASCAR would do anything to see him fall from his throne?  Let's take a look.Begin Slideshow...

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