Jimmie Johnson has skin-cancer surgery morning after milestone NASCAR win


Jimmie Johnson has undergone skin-cancer surgery the morning after securing a landmark NASCAR Cup victory at Dover on Sunday.

The Hendrick Motorsports racer earned an 83rd career triumph, which saw him draw level with Cale Yarborough on the all-time victories list.

However, Johnson required surgery to treat a basal cell carcinoma, which is typically caused by exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays.

Johnson took to Twitter to write: "Wear sunblock kids. I've spent the morning on a table having Basal Cell Carcinoma cut out of my shoulder."

Replying to a follower who posted that the operation was not a nice way to celebrate his win, Johnson wrote: "True. It effected [sic] my post race mojo. I was told no alcohol 12 hours prior to going under the knife."