DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Fernando Alonso and Jimmie Johnson had a chance encounter earlier this week when they met for the first time during a NASCAR promotional event. 

The two-time Formula One world champion spent about 15 minutes talking to NASCAR's seven-time champion, then he headed to Daytona International Speedway to prepare for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. 

Once there, Alonso videotaped a message for his new racing friend: