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Encyclopedia > Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Kenneth Johnson
Born: September 17, 1975 (1975-09-17) (age 32)
Birthplace: El Cajon, California
Awards: 2007 Nextel (now Sprint) Cup Champion

2006 Nextel (now Sprint) Cup Champion
2006 Daytona 500 winner
2006 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard winner
1998 ASA Rookie of the Year
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Statistics
Car #, Team 48 - Hendrick Motorsports
2007 Sprint Cup Position: 1st
Best Cup Position: 1st - 2006, 2007 (NEXTEL Cup)
First Race: 2001 UAW-GM Quality 500 (Charlotte)
First Win: 2002 NAPA Auto Parts 500 (Fontana)
Last Win: 2007 Checker Auto Parts 500 (Phoenix)
Wins Top Tens Poles
33 135 14
NASCAR Nationwide Series Statistics
Car #, Team 5 - JR Motorsports
First Race: 1998 Kroger 200 (Indianapolis Raceway Park)
First Win: 2001 Sam's Club Presents Hill Bros. Coffee 300
Last Win: 2001 Sam's Club Presents Hill Bros. Coffee 300
Wins Top Tens Poles
1 22 2
Statistics current as of February 25, 2008.

Jimmie Kenneth Johnson (born September 17, 1975, El Cajon, California) is a current NASCAR Sprint Cup race car driver who drives the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet Impala SS owned by his teammate Jeff Gordon and operated by Rick Hendrick's Hendrick Motorsports. Johnson is the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion. Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Hendrick Motorsports is a group of NASCAR racing teams started by Rick Hendrick in 1984 under the name All Star Racing, racing only Chevrolets, racing in both the Nextel Cup and Busch Series circuits. ... 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Early career

Jimmie Johnson began his racing career on 50cc motorcycles at the age of five. Johnson was successful on motorcycles at an early age. By the time he was eight, he won the 60cc class championship despite injuring his knee with several races left in the season. From motorcycle racing he made the move onto four wheels and competed in several off-road leagues including SODA, SCORE International and Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group. He accumulated over 25 wins, 100 top-three finishes, six championships, and received Rookie of the Year honors in all three leagues. Johnson raced with Herzog Motorsports in the 1996 and 1997 SODA series. Johnson was a field reporter for ESPN in the SODA series. for other uses of the word soda, see soda or SODA SODA (Short-course Off-road Drivers Association) was an off-road racing sanctioning in the United States. ... SCORE International is an off-road sanctioning body in the sport of desert racing and is famous for its flagship event, the Baja 1000. ... The Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group (MTEG) was a sanctioning body for an American off-road racing stadium series that took place inside stadiums. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...

Jimmie Johnson qualifying at California Speedway
Jimmie Johnson qualifying at California Speedway

In 1998, Johnson joined the American Speed Association (ASA) circuit, finishing fourth in the season while picking up Rookie of the Year honors. During this time, Johnson also began racing in the NASCAR Busch Series, driving in three events. In 1999, Johnson continued to run in both the ASA and the Busch Series, winning twice and finishing third in the ASA point race. By 2000, Johnson became a Busch Series driver with Herzog Motorsports, finished 10th in the points standings and third in the Rookie of the Year standings. He won his only Busch Series race in 2001 at the Hills Brothers Coffee 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in his 81st series event. Image File history File linksMetadata JimmieJohnsonCalifornia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata JimmieJohnsonCalifornia. ... Troy Hintzsches ASA Late Model at Madison International Speedway. ... Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations... Chicagoland Speedway is a speedway in Joliet, Illinois, USA, southwest of Chicago. ...


During the 2000 Season, Johnson was left in a tight spot while racing in the Busch Series. Herzog Motorsports, which had fielded Johnson's cars for much of his career, was in a dilemma after their sponsor, Alltel left the team for Penske Racing after the Alltel Board of Directors recommended the switch, as Greg Penske, Roger's son, joined the Board of Directors at Alltel. During the Busch Series race at Michigan International Speedway, Johnson asked Jeff Gordon, who was also in the race, for advice during the drivers' meeting. Gordon kept in touch with Johnson after the incident, and a few months later, Hendrick Motorsports, on Gordon's recommendation, offered him a driver development deal with the potential of advancing in 2002. Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations... ALLTEL Corporation (NYSE: AT) is an American telecommunications company with headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ... Jeffery Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is a professional American race car driver. ...


Johnson's pre-Nextel Cup career is also noted for a crash at Watkins Glen where his car's brakes failed heading into turn 1, causing him to crash at nearly full speed headon into the styrofoam insulation and guardrail. Johnson walked away uninjured. In fact, he got out and put his fists in the air in excitement. At the time, Johnson was largely an unknown. Watkins Glen International (nicknamed The Glen) is an auto race track located near Watkins Glen, New York at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. ...


NASCAR Cup series career

Some of Jimmie Johnson's notable accomplishments throughout his NASCAR career include: In his rookie year he became the first rookie in the Cup series to sweep both races at a track when he won both races at Dover International Speedway. He became the first rookie ever to lead in the point standings (and to date the only rookie to do so). He is the only driver to finish in the top five in the standings in his first five full seasons. He has never finished below fifth in the final NEXTEL Cup points standings and finished second twice (in 2003 and 2004) and won the 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup and 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup championships. Since his rookie season Johnson ranks second among all active drivers with an average of 4.5 wins a season (behind Jeff Gordon's 5.6) and second in average top 10 finishes a season with 21.25 (behind Tony Stewart's 21.28). In 2006, Johnson became the only driver to win the Daytona 500, Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, Aaron's 499 and the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Championship all in the same year. He is the only driver to win three Coca-Cola 600s in a row. He also holds the record at Lowe's Motor Speedway with four straight wins and five total point race wins at the track. In 2007 he became the first driver since 1998 to win four straight races. Dover International Speedway (nickname: The Monster Mile) is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... The 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season started at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 12 with the Bud Shootout and will end on Sunday, November 19 with the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season began on February 10 at Daytona International Speedway with the Budweiser Shootout and will end with the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... For other persons named Tony Stewart, see Tony Stewart (disambiguation). ... The 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season started at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 12 with the Bud Shootout and will end on Sunday, November 19 with the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The Allstate 400 at The Brickyard is an annual 400-mile (644 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup points race held each August at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ... The Aarons 499 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. ... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly the World 600) is a six hundred mile (966 km) stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ...


2002 Season

Johnson began racing in the Cup series in 2002. He won the pole at the 2002 Daytona 500 and ended up with a 15th place finish. He would only improve from there, winning three times, averaging a 13.5 place finish, and becoming the first rookie ever to both lead the series in points (he eventually finished fifth overall) and to sweep races at a track (Dover). Johnson's first Cup win was in his home region at California Speedway, in the NAPA Auto Parts 500. He then won the MBNA Platinum 400 and MBNA All-American Heroes 400, both at Dover. Despite finishing the highest of any modern era rookie in points (James Hylton has the highest points finish for a rookie: 2nd), he was runner-up to Ryan Newman for NASCAR Rookie of the Year because the Rookie of the Year award is based on a driver's 15 best finishes and not points. Johnson's total 2002 Cup season statistics include 21 top-10 finishes, with an average finishing position of 13.5. The 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Saturday February 10 and ended on Sunday November 17. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Dover International Speedway (nickname: The Monster Mile) is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... The California Speedway is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California, similar to that of sister track Michigan International Speedway. ... The Auto Club 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the California Speedway in Fontana, California. ... The Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa is the first of two NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car races held at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. ... The Dodge Dealers 400 is the second of two NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car races held at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. ... James Hylton awaits driver introductions before his final ARCA race James Hylton (born August 26, 1934) is a part-time race car driver. ... Ryan Joseph Newman (born December 8, 1977 in South Bend, Indiana) is a driver in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series. ... The NASCAR Rookie of the Year Award is presented to the first-year driver that has the best season in a NASCAR season. ...


2003 Season

For his 2003 Cup campaign, Johnson had three points-race victories: the Coca Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, the New England 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway, and the Sylvania 300 also at New Hampshire. His 2003 Cup season statistics include 14 top-five finishes and 20 top-ten finishes, with an average finishing position of 11.4. He finished the season second in the points standings to Matt Kenseth. Johnson got his first and second wins in back to back weekends by winning the The Winston on May 18 and the Coca-Cola 600 on May 25, both at Lowe's Motor Speedway. The Winston is a non-points event. The 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Saturday February 8 and ended on Sunday November 16. ... The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly World 600) is a six hundred mile stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a speedway in Concord, North Carolina, north of Charlotte. ... The Lenox Industrial Tools 300 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. ... New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1. ... The Sylvania 300 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. ... Matt Kenseths 2004 car being pushed out by his crew 2007 Busch Series car 2007 Cup car Matthew Roy Kenseth (born March 10, 1972) is a stock car racing driver for the Roush Fenway Racing team in NASCARs Nextel Cup series. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge, formerly known as The Winston until 2004, is a race open to race winners (either as a driver or a car owner) from the previous season as well as the current season, plus the past ten event winners and past decades Cup Series... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly the World 600) is a six hundred mile (966 km) stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a speedway in Concord, North Carolina, north of Charlotte. ...


2004 Season

In 2004, Johnson started slowly in weeks two and three at Rockingham and Las Vegas. However, he quickly rebounded with a week five win at the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 at Darlington Raceway. Subsequent victories at the Coca-Cola 600 and the Pocono 500 helped solidify his place in the Chase for the Cup, towards the end of the regular season. However, poor finishes at Talladega (37th) and Kansas (32nd) nearly sank his chances to win the NEXTEL Cup. He began to improve, with a victory at the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway The 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 7 and ended on Sunday, November 21. ... Rockingham Speedway is a racetrack located in Rockingham, North Carolina. ... Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a 1,200 acre (4. ... Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 is the name given to the annual spring NASCAR Nextel Cup race held at Darlington Raceway. ... Darlington Raceway during the 2006 Dodge Charger 500. ... The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly the World 600) is a six hundred mile (966 km) stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... The Pocono 500 is the first of two stock car races held at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, on the NASCAR Nextel Cup schedule, the other being the Pennsylvania 500. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo NEXTEL Cup trophy, adopted in 2004 4-time champion Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup trophy (used prior to 2004) The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, Alabama. ... Kansas Speedway is a speedway in Kansas City, in the U.S. state of Kansas. ... The Bank of America 500 is a NASCAR race that is hosted annually at Lowes Motor Speedway in the United States. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a speedway in Concord, North Carolina, north of Charlotte. ...


The second victory of the 2004 Chase, at the Subway 500 in Martinsville, Virginia on October 24, 2004, was marred by tragedy. Owner Rick Hendrick's son (Ricky Hendrick), twin nieces, brother, and chief engine builder Randy Dorton as well as Joe Turner, Scott Lathram were killed in an airplane crash en route to the race. All eight passengers and both pilots died in the incident, and Johnson was told after completion of the race. The Subway 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. ... Martinsville is an independent city located within the confines of Henry County, Virginia. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Joseph Riddick Hendrick III (born July 12, 1949 in Warrenton, North Carolina), better known as Rick Hendrick is an owner of several NASCAR stock cars and teams, as well as one of the largest automotive chains in the United States. ... Joseph Riddick Hendrick IV, (April 2, 1980 - October 24, 2004), born in Charlotte, North Carolina, was a NASCAR driver and owner affiliated with his father Rick Hendricks Hendrick Motorsports team. ... Randy Dorton was born May 1, 1954. ...


Johnson passed Mark Martin with six laps to go the next week in Atlanta Motor Speedway to win the Bass Pro Shops/MBNA 500. Johnson won under the lights at Darlington in the final Mountain Dew Southern 500, and became the first driver since Jeff Gordon to win two legs of NASCAR's Grand Slam in a season. Despite this, Johnson's efforts would be futile as he would finish second in points to Kurt Busch by only 8 points, the closest points finish in NASCAR history. Johnson's 2004 Cup season statistics include 23 top-10 finishes, with an average finishing position of 12.1. Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... The Pep Boys Auto 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. ... The Mountain Dew Southern 500, known traditionally as the Southern 500, was a 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup race held from 1950-2004 at Darlington Raceway. ...


2005 Season

In 2005, Johnson stayed in the top five in the points standings all year, winning at Las Vegas, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, and then again at Lowe's Motor Speedway. In total, Johnson had four straight wins at his sponsor (Lowe's) sponsored track in Charlotte, North Carolina, and became only the second driver to win three consecutive races in one of NASCAR's majors (his car owner, Jeff Gordon, won four consecutive Southern 500 titles from 1995-1998, but that leg of the Grand Slam was eliminated in the Ferko lawsuit). Johnson had a chance to win the championship coming into the November 20 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but finished 5th in points after crashing at the midway point of the event with a tire problem. Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, and Mark Martin all finished ahead of the #48 Chevrolet. Johnson's 2005 Cup season statistics include 22 top-10 finishes with an average finishing position of 12.7. The 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 12. ... Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a 1,200 acre (4. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a speedway in Concord, North Carolina, north of Charlotte. ... Dover International Speedway (nickname: The Monster Mile) is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a speedway in Concord, North Carolina, north of Charlotte. ... “Lowes” redirects here. ... Charlotte redirects here. ... Jeffery Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is a professional American race car driver. ... The Ferko lawsuit is a common nickname for an American lawsuit that was challenged between plaintiff Francis Ferko, a shareholder of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Homestead-Miami Speedway is a speedway in Homestead, Florida, USA, southwest of Miami. ... For other persons named Tony Stewart, see Tony Stewart (disambiguation). ... Gregory Jack Biffle (born December 23, 1969 in Vancouver, Washington) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup driver. ... Carl Michael Edwards, II (born August 15, 1979) is a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series and Busch Series driver for Roush Fenway Racing. ... 2006 car Mark Anthony Martin (born January 9, 1959 in Batesville, Arkansas) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. ... Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin) (colloquially Chevy) is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ...


2006 Season

Jimmie Johnson under the Red Flag at Phoenix
Jimmie Johnson under the Red Flag at Phoenix

Johnson won his first Daytona 500 on February 19, even though his regular crew chief, Chad Knaus, had been suspended after a rule infraction during qualifying. Darian Grubb was the crew chief when Johnson had won the Daytona 500. His win was the second consecutive win at the Daytona 500 for Hendrick Motorsports. Johnson finished second at the next race at California Speedway and then beat Matt Kenseth by half a car length with a pass on the final turn on the caution-extended UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Johnson became the eighth driver to win a Career Grand Slam by winning the Aaron's 499 at Talladega by passing teammate Brian Vickers at the start of the final lap, finishing off an unprecedented streak of six wins in the past eleven majors. He won the final segment and million dollar bonus in the NEXTEL All-Star Challenge. Johnson was trying to go for five straight wins at a superspeedway, but he finished second to Kasey Kahne at the 2006 Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. He came back from cutting his tire and going all the way down to 38th place to win the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis, joining Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Sr. as drivers to have won the Career Grand Slam and the Allstate 400. After a horrible finish at New Hampshire International Speedway, Johnson fell to 9th in points, but then he went on to win the Subway 500 at Martinsville, raising him to fourth in the standings to eventually win the championship. Johnson's 2006 season ended with a 9th place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway, winning his first career NEXTEL Cup Series Championship. His total winnings for the 2006 season were a record $15,770,125. On December 6, 2006 it was announced that he was voted the 2006 Driver of the Year, which is a unique award, as it covers all racing series in the United States. Johnson's 2006 Cup season statistics include 24 top-10 finishes with an average finishing position of 9.7. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 581 KB) Jimmie Johnsons #48 Lowes Chevy sitting still during the red flag stoppage with two laps to go at the Phoenix Intl Raceway during the Checker Auto Parts 500 on 11/12/06. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 581 KB) Jimmie Johnsons #48 Lowes Chevy sitting still during the red flag stoppage with two laps to go at the Phoenix Intl Raceway during the Checker Auto Parts 500 on 11/12/06. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Chad Knaus Chad Anthony Knaus (pronounced kuh-NOWSE) (born August 5, 1971 in Rockford, Illinois) is the NASCAR Nextel Cup crew chief for the #48 Lowes Chevrolet Monte Carlo currently driven by Jimmie Johnson, owned by Jeff Gordon and operated by Rick Hendricks Hendrick Motorsports. ... The California Speedway is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California, similar to that of sister track Michigan International Speedway. ... Matt Kenseths 2004 car being pushed out by his crew 2007 Busch Series car 2007 Cup car Matthew Roy Kenseth (born March 10, 1972) is a stock car racing driver for the Roush Fenway Racing team in NASCARs Nextel Cup series. ... The UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a 1,200 acre (4. ... The Aarons 499 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, Alabama. ... Brian Lee Vickers is an American NASCAR driver, from Thomasville, North Carolina. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge, formerly known as The Winston until 2004, is a race open to race winners (either as a driver or a car owner) from the previous season as well as the current season, plus the past ten event winners and past decades Cup Series... In North American motorsports, a superspeedway is a race track over one mile (1. ... Kasey Kenneth Kahne (born April 10, 1980 in Enumclaw, Washington) is a driver in NASCARs NEXTEL Cup series. ... The Allstate 400 at The Brickyard, formerly known from 1994 to 2004 as the Brickyard 400, is an annual 400-mile (644 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup points race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ... New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1. ... The Subway 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. ... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


2007 Season

Jimmie Johnson driving in New York city after winning the 2007 championship.
Jimmie Johnson driving in New York city after winning the 2007 championship.

Johnson's 2007 season began with a DNF after he was knocked out of the Daytona 500 when he was bumped into the infield. He recovered quickly with a third place finish at California the next week, and went onto win the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400, the Kobalt Tools 500, and the Goody's Cool Orange 500. The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The California Speedway is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California, similar to that of sister track Michigan International Speedway. ... The UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... The Kobalt Tools 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held in March at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. ... The Goodys Cool Orange 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. ...


On May 6, 2007, Johnson won the Jim Stewart 400 at Richmond. During the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, Johnson blew a tire and crashed hard into the outer wall. As the car erupted in flames, although suffering slight eyebrow burns, Johnson climbed out and was not injured. is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Crown Royal Presents The Jim Stewart 400 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... The Allstate 400 at The Brickyard is an annual 400-mile (644 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup points race held each August at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ...


On September 2, he clinched a position in The Chase for the NEXTEL Cup with his win at Fontana in the Sharp AQUOS 500; Johnson entered The Chase as the leader, with 5060 points, based on his six regular season wins. The next week, he won the Chevy Rock & Roll 400. is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2007 Sharp Aquos 500 will be the 25th race of the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series season. ... The 2007 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 was the twenty-sixth and final regular season race in the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season. ...


On October 21, Johnson won the Subway 500 at Martinsville for his seventh win of the season, breaking a tie with then-points leader Jeff Gordon for most wins on the season. On October 28, Johnson won again at the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, moving him to within nine points of Gordon in the race for the 2007 Nextel Cup Championship. Johnson donated all of his winnings from this race to the victims of the wildfires in San Diego, California.[1] He followed that victory with another at the Texas Motor Speedway on November 4. On November 11, he won his fourth straight race at Phoenix, making him the first driver since Gordon in 1998 to win four consecutive races.[2] Johnson's streak brought his win total for the year to ten Johnson is also the first driver to win ten times in a season since Gordon, who did it three consecutive years (the last being a record-tying 13 win season in 1998). With the win Johnson joined Gordon (three times), Rusty Wallace, Dale Earnhardt, Darrell Waltrip (twice), Bill Elliott, Cale Yarborough, and Richard Petty as the only modern-era drivers to win 10 or more times during a season. is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2007 Subway 500, the 32nd race of the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season and the sixth race in the Chase for the NEXTEL Cup, is scheduled to be run on Sunday, October 21st of that year at Martinsville Speedway, located on the outskirts of Martinsville, Virginia. ... Jeffery Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is a professional American race car driver. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2007 Pep Boys Auto 500, the 33rd race of the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season and the seventh race that makes up the 2007 Chase for the NEXTEL Cup is scheduled to be run Sunday, October 28, 2007 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, an suburb of Atlanta. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... The California wildfires of October 2007 are a series of wildfires that began burning across Southern California on October 20. ... San Diego redirects here. ... Texas Motor Speedway is a superspeedway located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth, Texas -- the portion located in Denton County, Texas. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Rusty Wallace on his way to his 55th and final victory in the 2004 Advance Auto Parts 500 at Martinsville Speedway. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... Darrell Lee Waltrip (born February 5, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a three-time former NASCAR Winston Cup champion, the 1989 Daytona 500 winner, and current television race commentator with Fox Broadcasting Company. ... Bill Elliott car that set the record for the fastest recorded time in a stock car - 212. ... William Caleb Cale Yarborough (born March 27, 1939 in Timmonsville, South Carolina, near the Famous Darlington Raceway), is a former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver and was one of the series engaging personalities. ... Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is an American former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ...


He won his second straight championship on November 18, 2007 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a 7th place finish. He defeated Jeff Gordon by 77 points. The championship was the final one with NEXTEL as the series title sponsor. It was also the final championship to use cars based on the 1964 Holman Moody Ford Fairlane template. is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Homestead-Miami Speedway is a speedway in Homestead, Florida, USA, southwest of Miami. ... Jeffery Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is a professional American race car driver. ... Holman Moody was an auto racing team, racecar manufacturer, and marine engine manufacturer. ... 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria 1957 Ford Fairlane 1966 Ford Fairlane GTA 1997 Ford Fairlane Ghia The Ford Fairlane was an automobile model sold between 1955 and 1971 by the Ford Motor Company in North America. ... NASCAR officials are using a template to inspect Casey Atwoods 2004 Busch Series car, courtesy of the U.S. Navy A template is a device used by NASCAR and other sanctioning bodies to check the body shape and height of cars. ...



Jimmie Johnson - 2007 Cup Record

2007 Regular Season - Races 1 - 26
Date Race Track Start Finish Rank Behind
02/10/2007 Budweiser Shootout Daytona International Speedway
8th
4th
-
-
02/15/2007 Gatorade Duel - Race 1 Daytona International Speedway
5th
11th
-
-
02/18/2007 Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway
21st
39th
37th
-144
02/25/2007 Auto Club 500 California Speedway
23rd
3rd
15th
-119
03/11/2007 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
23rd
1st
4th
-89
03/18/2007 Kobalt Tools 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway
3rd
1st
4th
-28
03/25/2007 Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway
6th
16th
3rd
-75
04/01/2007 Goody's Cool Orange 500 Martinsville Speedway
20th
1st
3rd
-60
03/25/2007 Samsung 500 Texas Motor Speedway
3rd
38th
4th
-181
04/21/2007 Subway Fresh Fit 500 Phoenix International Raceway
5th
4th
4th
-211
04/29/2007 Aaron's 499 Talladega Superspeedway
8th
2nd
4th
-231
05/06/2007 Jim Stewart 400 Richmond International Raceway
4th
1st
2nd
-211
05/13/2007 Dodge Avenger 500 Darlington Raceway
12th
3rd
2nd
-231
05/19/2007 All-Star Race Lowe's Motor Speedway
2nd
2nd
-
-
05/27/2007 Coca-Cola 600 Lowe's Motor Speedway
21st
10th
2nd
-132
06/04/2007 Autism Speaks 400 Dover International Speedway
27th
15th
2nd
-152
06/10/2007 Pocono 500 Pocono Raceway
7th
42nd
4th
-305
06/17/2007 Citizens Bank 400 Michigan International Speedway
2nd
19th
3rd
-337
06/24/2007 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Infineon Raceway
42nd
17th
5th
-366
07/01/2007 Lenox Industrial Tools 300 New Hampshire International Speedway
10th
5th
4th
-381
07/07/2007 Pepsi 400 Daytona International Speedway
4th
10th
4th
-407
07/15/2007 USG Sheetrock 400 Chicagoland Speedway
8th
37th
7th
-488
07/29/2007 Allstate 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
19th
39th
9th
-607
08/05/2007 Pennsylvania 500 Pocono Raceway
7th
5th
7th
-612
08/12/2007 Centurion Boats at The Glen Watkins Glen International
7th
3rd
7th
-595
08/21/2007 3M Performance 400 Michigan International Speedway
7th
3th
6th
-512
08/25/2007 Sharpie 500 Bristol Motor Speedway
9th
21st
6th
-523
09/02/2007 Sharp AQUOS 500 California Speedway
2nd
1st
6th
-430
09/08/2007 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Richmond International Raceway
1st
1st
1st
+20
2007 Chase for the Championship
09/16/2007 Sylvania 300 New Hampshire International Speedway
4th
6th
1st
+0
09/23/2007 Dodge Dealers 400 Dover International Speedway
1st
14th
3rd
-4
09/30/2007 LifeLock 400 Kansas Speedway
1st
3rd
1st
+6
10/07/2007 UAW-Ford 500 Talladega Superspeedway
19th
2nd
2nd
-9
10/13/2007 Bank of America 500 Lowe's Motor Speedway
2nd
14th
2nd
-68
10/21/2007 Subway 500 Martinsville Speedway
4th
1st
2nd
-53
10/28/2007 Pep Boys Auto 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway
6th
1st
2nd
-9
11/04/2007 Dickies 500 Texas Motor Speedway
8th
1st
1st
+30
11/11/2007 Checker Auto Parts 500 Phoenix International Raceway
6th
1st
1st
+86
11/18/2007 Ford 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway
1st
7th
1st
+77

2008 Season

2008 Sprint Cup Car
2008 Sprint Cup Car

Budweiser Shootout - February 9, 2008 - Daytona International Speedway
Johnson drew the 18th starting spot. Jimmie quickly made his way to the front and ran with the leaders most of the race. On the last lap, Johnson gave teammate Dale Earnhardt, Jr. the push he needed to win the race. Jimmie finished 3rd in the 30th running of the Budweiser Shootout. Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ... The Budweiser Shootout is an annual NASCAR Nextel Cup Series exhibition event held at Daytona International Speedway in February, the weekend before the Daytona 500. ...


Gatorade Duel (Race 1) - February 14, 2008 - Daytona International Speedway
Johnson qualified 1st for the Daytona 500 and only the first two qualifiers are locked in after qualifying; the rest of the qualifiers are set by results in the Gatorade Duels. Johnson showed he had the car capable of winning by running up front with eventual winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr., but with the #1 starting spot locked up for the Daytona 500, Johnson pulled off the track to protect his car. He finished 23rd in the race. Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ...


Daytona 500 - February 17, 2008 - Daytona International Speedway
Jimmie began the 2008 season by winning the pole for the 50th running of the Daytona 500, with a time of 48.109 seconds (187.075 mph). Only the first two qualifiers are locked in after qualifying; the rest of the qualifiers are set by results in the Gatorade Duels.[3] Johnson raced with the leaders for most of the race, but was spun by rookie Sam Hornish, Jr. on lap 178 of 200. After the finish of the Daytona 500, which Johnson finished 27th, he was 103 points behind the leader. He was 26th in the standings. Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ...


Auto Club 500 - February 24, 2008 - Auto Club Speedway
Qualifying for the race was rained out, so the starting grid was set by 2007 owners points. Since Johnson was the 2007 champion, he started on the pole. Only 87 of 250 laps were completed before the event was red flagged for rain. At the time of the red flag, Johnson was in 1st. The remainder of the race was completed on the following Monday (02/25/08). While Johnson led a race high 76 laps, he finished second in the race, behind winner Carl Edwards. After the finish of the Auto Club 500, Johnson was 68 points behind the leader. He was 8th in the standings.
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UAW-Dodge 400 - March 2, 2008 - Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Johnson struggled in qualifying and started 33rd in the race. The 48 team and Chad Knaus uncharacteristically missed the setup and struggled the entire race. Johnson finished 29th, 2 laps off the pace. Carl Edwards won his second race in a row, but failed post-race inspection. After the finish of the UAW-Dodge 400, Johnson was 148 points behind the leader and was 14th in the standings. Due to the penalties assessed to points leader Edwards on March 5, 2008, Johnson remained 14th in the standings, but now 127 points behind the leader.
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Kobalt Tools 500 - March 9, 2008 - Atlanta Motor Speedway
Johnson qualified 11th with lap of 30.427 seconds (182.207 mph). While teammates Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ran up front and challenged for the win, Johnson again struggled to stay on the lead lap. After flirting with a top 10 finish, Johnson ended up finishing in 13th after 500 miles, last on the lead lap. Kyle Busch won the Kobalt Tools 500 and gave Toyota its first win in the Sprint Cup Series. After the finish of the Kobalt Tools 500, Johnson was 198 points behind the leader, and was 13th in the standings.
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Food City 500 - March 16, 2008 - Bristol Motor Speedway
Qualifying for the race was rained out, so the starting grid was set by 2007 owners points. Since Johnson was the 2007 champion, he will start on the pole. Johnson ran in the top 5 for most of the race, but got into eventual winner Jeff Burton and the damage forced him to pit under green. Johnson finished 2 laps down in 18th place. Jeff Burton won the Food City 500 and gave Richard Childress Racing its first win in the Sprint Cup Series and a 1-2-3 finish. After the finish of the Food City 500, Johnson was 201 points behind the leader, and was 13th in the standings.
Grandstand in 2007 Scoring pilon in August 2007 Sign proclaiming the track the Worlds Fastest Half-Mile in 2007 Bristol Motor Speedway, originally known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... Jeffrey Brian Burton (born June 29, 1967 in South Boston, Virginia) also sometimes referred to as JB is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver. ... Jeffrey Brian Burton (born June 29, 1967 in South Boston, Virginia) also sometimes referred to as JB is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver. ... Richard Childress Racing is a NASCAR team fielding Chevrolets for Kevin Harvick (#29 Royal Dutch Shell), Clint Bowyer (#07 Jack Daniels) Jeff Burton (#31 (Cingular Wireless/AT&T), full-time, and Scott Wimmer (#33 Holiday Inn part-time in the Nextel Cup series, as well as the #2 BB... The Food City 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. ...



Jimmie Johnson - 2008 Sprint Cup Record

2008 Regular Season - Races 1 - 26
Date Race Track Start Finish Rank Behind
02/09/2008 Budweiser Shootout Daytona International Speedway
18th
3rd
-
-
02/14/2008 Gatorade Duel - Race 1 Daytona International Speedway
1st
23rd
-
-
02/17/2008 Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway
1st
27th
26th
-103
02/24/2008 Auto Club 500 Auto Club Speedway
1st
2nd
8th
-68
03/02/2008 UAW-Dodge 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
33rd
29th
14th
-127
03/09/2008 Kobalt Tools 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway
12th
13th
13th
-198
03/16/2008 Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway
1st
18th
13th
-201

Other racing

Johnson participated in two Grand Am Rolex Sports Car series races in 2007; Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona (Jan 24-28) and the Porsche Brumos 250 at Daytona (July 5). His NASCAR sponsor Lowe's paired him up with the Riley factory entry driven by Jim Mathews and Marc Goossens. The 24 Hours of Daytona is an automotive endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Marc Goossens (born November 30, 1969 in Geel) is a Belgian racecar driver who drove in Formula 3000 from 1994 to 1996 winning series championships all 3 years and part-time again from 1999 to 2001. ...


Johnson has also participated in some more-recent off-road events, including a winning drive with Team USA at the 2002 Race of Champions. Johnson appeared at the event again in 2004 and was scheduled to appear alongside Travis Pastrana at the event in Paris's Stade de France on December 16, 2006. Due to an injury, he was not able to drive in the race, but still went to offer support as a consultant. For the Formula One race, see Race of Champions (Brands Hatch). ... Travis Pastrana in his backyard workshop/skatepark near Annapolis, Maryland, in November 2004. ... The Stade de France and the district of La Plaine The Stade de France (the English translation Stadium of France is not used) is a stadium in an inner suburb of Paris, and the national stadium of France, built for the 1998 Football World Cup. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Corporate Speaking

Johnson has spoken at Hendrick Automotive Group [1] / HendrickCars.com [2] general manager's meeting with his crew chief Chad Knaus. Jimmie and Chad were both motivating and shared practical team building experiences.


Personal life

Jimmie Johnson attended Granite Hills High School in El Cajon, California near San Diego. He went to the same high school as friend and current San Diego Padres second baseman Marcus Giles. His No.48 is retired at his school for all sports. Granite Hills High School is public, comprehensive high school located in El Cajon, California and serves students in grades nine through twelve. ... El Cajon (IPA pronunciation in English: ; Spanish: ) is a city in San Diego County, California, United States. ... San Diego redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Marcus William Giles (born May 18, 1978 in San Diego, California) is a US Major League Baseball player. ...


Johnson has been married to Chandra Janway since December 11, 2004. is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He is an avid San Diego Padres and San Diego Chargers fan as they are his hometown teams. He also follows the Atlanta Braves and the Carolina Panthers (His adopted team since he is now based in North Carolina; the latter is based in Charlotte, close to Lowe's headquarters in Mooresville, NC). As is the custom on Fox's NFC Championship Game broadcasts (or Super Bowl when Fox has the Super Bowl that year), Jimmie appeared on the post-game show for the 2007 NFC Championship game when the Chicago Bears defeated the New Orleans Saints (The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup champion makes an appearance during that game). His interview aired directly opposite of the opening kickoff of the AFC Championship game. Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Chargers redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002...


Johnson maintains strong ties to the San Diego area. He is a part of one of the local San Diego Chevy dealers that carries his name (along with owner Rick Hendrick). Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet in the Kearny Mesa section of San Diego County. Jimmie was named San Diego's Pro-Athlete of the Year by the San Diego Hall of Champions on January 31, 2007. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders also proclaimed January 31, Jimmie Johnson Day. Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin) (colloquially Chevy) is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ... San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of the U.S. state of California, United States along its border with Mexico. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Walter Jeremiah Sanders III (Jerry Sanders) was a salesman at Fairchild Semiconductor in the 1960s. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Johnson hosts a weekly radio show, "Not What You Expected", on XM Satellite Radio. Marty Smith, NASCAR journalist and friend of Johnson's, hosts it with him. They have had numerous guests on the show including Major League Baseball player and Johnson's high school friend Marcus Giles, fellow drivers Brian Vickers, Matt Kenseth, and Jeff Gordon, crew chief Chad Knaus, singer and friend Nick Lachey, and others. “XM” redirects here. ... Marcus William Giles (born May 18, 1978 in San Diego, California) is a US Major League Baseball player. ... Brian Lee Vickers is an American NASCAR driver, from Thomasville, North Carolina. ... Matt Kenseths 2004 car being pushed out by his crew 2007 Busch Series car 2007 Cup car Matthew Roy Kenseth (born March 10, 1972) is a stock car racing driver for the Roush Fenway Racing team in NASCARs Nextel Cup series. ... Jeffery Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is a professional American race car driver. ... Chad Knaus Chad Anthony Knaus (pronounced kuh-NOWSE) (born August 5, 1971 in Rockford, Illinois) is the NASCAR Nextel Cup crew chief for the #48 Lowes Chevrolet Monte Carlo currently driven by Jimmie Johnson, owned by Jeff Gordon and operated by Rick Hendricks Hendrick Motorsports. ... This section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Jimmie Johnson Foundation

Jimmie Johnson launched the Jimmie Johnson Foundation in February 2006. The Jimmie Johnson Foundation is dedicated to assisting children, families and communities in need throughout the United States. The Foundation strives to help everyone, particularly children, pursue their dreams. Media:Example. ...


The Jimmie Johnson Foundation supports charitable organizations that further the mission of the foundation. Current and past projects include granting wishes for children through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, assisting the American Red Cross with disaster relief efforts, building a four-lane bowling alley for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses at the Victory Junction Gang Camp, and hosting a golf tournament in San Diego to raise funds to build a Habitat for Humanity home in Jimmie’s home town of El Cajon. Make-A-Wish Foundation logo The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that grants wishes to children (2. ... A WWII-era poster encouraged American women to volunteer for the Red Cross as part of the war effort. ... Bowling is the common name for several sports that involve rolling a ball towards a target or to knock down pins. ... The Victory Junction Gang Camp is a camp for terminally ill children located in Randleman, North Carolina, USA. It is part of the Hole in the Wall Gang camp family. ... Official Habitat for Humanity logo Habitat for Humanity is an international, Christian, non-governmental, non-profit organization devoted to building quality, low-cost, affordable housing. ...


In 2007, Johnson won at his home track, California Speedway, in a special Jimmie Johnson Foundation paint scheme.


Career NASCAR Statistics

Year Races Wins Poles Top 5 Top 10 DNF Finish Start Winnings Season Rank
2001 3 0 0 0 0 1 31.0 22.0 $122,320 52
2002 36 3 5 6 21 3 13.5 14.3 $2,847,702 5
2003 36 3 2 14 20 3 11.4 12.3 $5,517,850 2
2004 36 8 3 20 23 7 12.1 10.5 $5,692,624 2
2005 36 4 2 13 22 5 12.7 12.2 $6,796,664 5
2006 36 5 1 13 24 1 9.7 10.8 $8,909,143 1
2007 36 10 4 20 24 4 10.8 9.8 $7,646,421 1
2008 4 0 2 1 1 0 17.8 11.5 783,428 14
Totals 223 33 19 87 135 24 14.9 12.9 $38,316,152

(Data as of Mar 9, 2008) [4]

References

  1. ^ Johnson donated his winnings from this race to the California wildfire victims
  2. ^ Johnson wins fourth in a row. Associated Press. LA Times (11-11-2007). Retrieved on 11-11-2007.
  3. ^ Johnson, Waltrip take front row for 50th Daytona 500
  4. ^ NASCAR Career Stats

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