NASCAR Hall of Famer watches son race in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, SC - By Justin Felder - bio | email

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – NASCAR Hall of Famer Junior Johnson watched as his 16-year-old son did something every prolific racecar driver has done: finish poorly.

Robert Johnson raced in the UARA Stars Series race at Myrtle Beach Speedway Saturday night, finishing No. 15. Junior Johnson says his son, who has only been racing for about a year, handles the pressure of a famous father well.

"What I've done is nothing he has to worry about," said Johnson. "Just go out and do a good job, he'll get the respect from driving the way he drives, not the way I tell him to drive."

The elder Johnson thinks his son has the talent to one day race in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series. While he doesn't give too many pointers, he does give his son some important advice.

"I tell him what to look for, how to not get hurt and stuff like that, but not how to drive," Johnson said. "You got to learn that."

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