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How Jimmie Johnson got Snoop Dogg to perform at his banquet party

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Recording artist Snoop Dogg performs onstage Hilarity for Charity’s 5th Annual Los Angeles Variety Show: Seth Rogen’s Halloween at Hollywood Palladium on October 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images)

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During the week leading up to December’s Cup banquet, Jimmie Johnson had two goals.

The first: Write an acceptance speech for his seventh series title.

The second: Book Snoop Dogg for a sweet invitation-only after party concert.

“I started making phone calls,” Johnson recalled Tuesday at the NASCAR Media Tour. “We had him play at the Super Skins (Celebrity Golf Classic) event Nick Lachey and I used to put on before the Super Bowl, so we had a contact there. I worked on it the whole week leading into the banquet. I had a hard time getting to him and I finally did Thursday. He got up there and blew everyone’s minds in the room.”

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