There's nothing better in racing than a trip to victory lane, especially if your family is there with you. Last weekend's Bank of America 500 triumph ended Jimmie Johnson's longest winless drought of his career, and he had his two daughters, Evie and Lydia, there to celebrate with him.
When you’re in the midst of the longest winless drought of the year, there’s only one thing you want to do: and Jimmie Johnson did just that yesterday in the Bank of America 500. It may have been 24 races since the No. 48 last did a burnout, but contrary to Chad Knaus’ radio ribbing, Superman has not forgotten how to burn it down.
In this weekend’s final race of the regular season, Jimmie will run a teal and gold steering wheel in support of the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation . Truex’s Foundation focuses their support on women and children battling cancer, a cause close to he and much of the NASCAR family, as his longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex overcame ovarian cancer.
Team Lowe’s Racing is never one to let a poor finish keep them from improving. Similarly, we aren’t going to let Saturday night’s 33rd place finish spoil what was an awesome weekend at NASCAR’s oldest superspeedway. Here’s a little throwback to our throwback weekend in Darlington…
When you visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame to take on the Jimmie Johnson Scavenger Hunt, make sure to have your tablet or mobile device so you can have this list and know what you’re looking for: there’s 18 items scattered throughout the Hall. You have until the end of the year, December 31, 2016, to complete this challenge. You can purchase tickets to the NHOF here: http://www.nascarhall.com/tickets or in person at their ticket office. Be sure to check their hours before heading over!
Jimmie Johnson’s throwback yellow and blue No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet pays tribute to two NASCAR legends, both of whom gave the original yellow and blue Osterlund Racing No. 2 Chevrolet (and Oldsmobile) one heck of a ride with a lot of success. When Dale Earnhardt was injured at Pocono in July of 1979, David Pearson was called to fill in for four races while he recovered.
Jimmie Johnson was featured on last week’s NASCAR on NBC podcast with Nate Ryan. In this candid half hour sit down, the six-time NASCAR Champion opened up on topics ranging from what he’s been up to all summer, his foundation, the performance of the No. 48, and even what he envisions himself doing after he steps away from full time driving.
In honor of racing near the “Motor City” this weekend, here’s a look at a pretty special piece of Jimmie Johnson and Chevrolet history.