Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Johnson Makes 300th Career Start at Talladega; Using Somewhat New Chassis This Week
This week he'll be using chassis No. 574, which will be making it's first start this week. Johnson was scheduled to race it in the Daytona 500 but was forced to a backup after a wreck in practice. His back-up chassis will be chassis No. 482 which he drove to a sixth-place result at Talladega last November.
JOHNSON ON MAKING HIS 300TH CAREER START AT TALLADEGA THIS WEEKEND: "I can't believe it'll be my 300th start this weekend. It doesn't seem like that long ago that I was climbing in a Cup car for the first time. It's been a pretty amazing ride so far and I still can't believe I get to drive racecars for a living. It's pretty cool. I'm also very proud of my team and what we've done together and also what I've accomplished as a driver. We've had a lot of pretty cool stuff happen to us in 300 starts. I'm looking forward to what's ahead for this team. I know we have a lot of racing left in us."