SCR: Do your children have an appreciation of what you meant to NASCAR?
JOHNSON: "Not yet. They might down the road.
The boy is beginning to pick up on it a little bit. I've taken him to three races at Bristol and one at Charlotte, and he doesn't seem to pick up on it as though this is the greatest thing that has ever come along. My dad raced and so on and so forth.
"But he might as he gets older pick it up. I don't think he will, but he might."
SCR: Would you help or encourage your son or daughter if he or she wanted to race?
JOHNSON: "I'm going to support my kids and help them in any walk of life that they choose."
SCR: Is your son or daughter involved in racing go-carts or anything like that?
JOHNSON: "No, sir." (laughs)
SCR: Have you taken them to one?
JOHNSON: No, I haven't (laughs). I'm not encouraging it." (laughs)
SCR: Was Junior Johnson a better driver or a better team owner.
JOHNSON: "That's a 50-50 deal.
"I gave it a 100 percent at both places, and I can't say I was better at either one of them.
"I know I did give 100 percent driving and I gave 100 percent car ownership. You can't give but 18 to 20 hours a day, and I gave it to both."
SCR: Describe an average day for you now.
JOHNSON: "It starts about 4 or 5 o'clock in the morning and lasts until about 9 or 10 o'clock at night.
"In the daytime, I'll be doing something on the farm or I'll have to run off to one of the businesses I'm involved in. Buy and trade land. I'm busy in something all the time all day long. Just enjoying life.
"My kids are in school. They get out of school and I try to finish up and be ready to do something with them in the evening. I want to put as much effort in my kids' life as I can and help them in their school.
"We usually go abroad when they get out of school [in the summer]. I want them to know a lot about the world, the people. Get involved in international travel and know how other people live and opportunities and things of that nature."