"One thing I've learned over the years now is to stop, slow down, soak it up and take it in."
We seldom see the fun-loving, free-wheeling side of the five-time champion. The golf cart mishap is suburban legend, witnessed by a small circle of friends.
But now, with Johnson starting his 12th full season in the Cup series, there's finally definitive proof of a common assertion among his friends and colleagues, that Johnson can be the life of the party. The camera caught the 48 team's antics at the finish line, Harlem Shake and all.
Johnson told us Monday morning that the video is on the way to the editing room.
Let's just hope that, for once, he lets everyone see it.