Yesterday, Jimmie Johnson captured his fifth career checkered flag at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, which leads all active drivers. Jimmie talked about what the historic 1.5 mile oval means to he and his Team Lowe’s Racing crew:
With the beginning of a new racing season comes another year of Jeff Gluck’s ‘12 Questions’ interviews, where drivers answer inquiries into topics pertaining to life in and out of the racecar. Gluck kicked off the 2016 season picking the brain of six-time Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson.
Thanksgiving was a welcome break. Christmas is always a time to spend with family and friends. The New Year serves as a reminder that the offseason is only half over. By the time the Super Bowl rolls around, the only thing Jimmie Johnson and Team Lowe’s Racing want to do is race! All of that is finally out of the way, as the shortest offseason in sports is over. It's time for Daytona!
The newest issue of Success magazine hits newsstands this week. Pick it up and you’ll see some familiar focused eyes staring back at you, as Jimmie Johnson graces the cover of the March 2016 issue. Inside, the six-time Sprint Cup Champion discusses some of the pivotal events that have led to his and the No. 48 team’s success. Team owner Rick Hendrick and former teammate and friend Jeff Gordon chime in about Johnson’s qualities that make him one of the best ever in their minds.
This weekend the IMSA Weather Tech United Sports Car Series opens their 2016 season with the ‘round the clock classic, the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. The iconic yellow Chevrolet Corvette C7.R’s prepared by Pratt & Miller engineering are looking to add to their incredible resume and repeat last year’s GTLM class victory at Daytona.
The next blockbuster in the DC Comics Superhero line, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is set to premiere in theaters on March 25. Just days before on March 20, Batman and Superman will duel on the fast two-mile oval of Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California in NASCAR’s Auto Club 400. Jimmie Johnson will pilot the No. 48 Superman Chevrolet and go head to head with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Batman car.
Early today, Jimmie Johnson handed over the keys to his fully-loaded 2015 Chevrolet Suburban to Jean Dowling, the winner of the 2016 Jimmie Johnson Foundation Raffle. Dowling, who flew out for the handover from New Mexico, had seen the raffle mentioned on Johnson’s Facebook page. Though the thought of winning a new car was exciting, her ticket purchase was truly spurred from her recollection that “I haven’t done enough for charity this year.” The funds raised from the raffle, $125,646 in 2015, are used by the Foundation in their goal of assisting children, families and communities in need.