|Jimmie Johnson is 12/1 to win his third Daytona 500|
Driver: Jimmie Johnson
Hometown: El Cajon, California
Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina
FRONT ROW FOR 500: Jimmie Johnson qualified on the front row for the Daytona 500 for the fourth time in his career (2002, 2005, 2008). Starting second, he will be joined by pole-sitter Gordon to form an all-Hendrick Motorsports front row for the Great American Race.
NEW PAINT SCHEME: For the first time since 2012, the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS will not have stripes incorporated into the paint scheme. The new scheme, designed by primary sponsor Lowe’s, hit the track for the first time in the Sprint Unlimited.
FOURTEEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Johnson, crew chief Chad Knaus, car chief Ron Malec and sponsor Lowe’s will celebrate their 14th full season together as a team. Lowe’s is currently the longest-running primary sponsor in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The sponsor-driver-team combination came together for Johnson’s rookie year in 2002.
DAYTONA CHASSIS: For the Daytona 500, Knaus selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 48-871, which is the Chevrolet SS Johnson raced at Talladega for both events in 2014 and in the 400-mile event last July at Daytona.
- Hendrick Motorsports