Here’s the latest viral video featuring the Harlem Shake. Watch Daytona 500 Champion Jimmie Johnson No. 48 team as they do the Harlem shake after the big win at the Daytona International Speedway. According to YouTube, the Harlem Shake is a dance that originally began in Harlem, New York. Since its beginnings it has spread to other urban areas and became popular in music videos. The announcers at the Entertainer’s Basketball Classic at Rucker Park will tell you that the modern day Harlem Shake was started by a man by the name of “Al B” (nickname Sisqo or Cisco). Al B was an alcoholic that would do the dance upon request. Because of its founder, the dance was originally called the “albee” in Rucker and Harlem, but then later became known as the Harlem Shake.