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In conjunction with the 'Daytona Yellow' paint scheme Jimmie will be running for the Sprint Unlimited this year, today he released images of his helmet. This paint scheme will only run in the Sprint Unlimited, Johnson will return to the standard Lowe's scheme for the Daytona 500
Jimmie Johnson, five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and the 2006 Daytona 500 winner, has partnered up with Daytona International Speedway to provide fans with “The 48 Experience,” the ultimate race fan package for the 55th annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 24.
“The 48 Experience” adult and child $148 package includes:
• One adult Daytona 500 backstretch tower seat
• One child (ages 12 & under) Daytona 500 backstretch tower seat
• 15-minute question and answer session with Johnson near the backstretch grandstands
• Children attending the question and answer session will have the opportunity to put together a Lowe’s Build and Grow race car
• Daytona International Speedway and SPEED Channel special giveaways
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Jimmie Johnson was outdueled by Brad Keselowski for last season's Sprint Cup title, but a new study ranks the five-time champion first among NASCAR drivers in social media.
Johnson's social media reach includes 657,062 likes on Facebook, 348,402 followers on Twitter, 265 subscribers on YouTube and a NASCAR industry-leading 60,618 followers on Instagram for an aggregate total of 1,066,347.
The optimistic view: Johnson lost 27 points at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, while in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Elliott Sadler lost 20 points to leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on Saturday at PIR. If Johnson can lose that much in one race, he can make that up in one race.
Not surprisingly, Johnson is taking the optimist’s point of view.