Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jimmie Johnson using 2014 New Hampshire chassis at Bristol this week

Jimmie Johnson is 6/1 to win Sunday at Bristol
No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson

Driver: Jimmie Johnson 
Hometown: El Cajon, California
Age: 39
Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina

Jimmie Johnson will be available to members of the media at 4 p.m. local time on Friday at the Bristol Motor Speedway media center.

GIVE ME FIVE: Jimmie Johnson drove the No. 48 Lowe’s ProServices Chevrolet SS to Victory Lane at Texas last weekend after starting fifth and leading 128 laps en route to his fifth win at the mile-and-a-half track in Fort Worth, Texas, which leads all drivers.

'REPEAT AFTER ME' TUNE-IN: On a recent trip to Los Angeles, Johnson made a stop at Warner Brothers Studio to film a new show on ABC called“Repeat After Me” with host Wendi McLendon-Covey ("The Goldbergs"). The episode in which Johnson took part is currently scheduled to air on Tuesday, April 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC (check local listings). Ellen DeGeneres is an executive producer on the show and Johnson joins the ranks of celebrities Harry Connick Jr. ("American Idol"), Ellen Pompeo ("Grey’s Anatomy"), Kristen Bell ("Frozen") and Scott Foley ("Scandal").

BRISTOL CHASSIS: For this weekend’s event, crew chief Chad Knaus has selected chassis No. 48-806, which was last raced at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last fall. The backup car is 48-749, which last raced in Martinsville in the spring of 2014.

TEAM JJF WELLNESS CHALLENGE: Registration is open for the 2015 Jimmie Johnson Foundation Wellness Challenge. Register now for early-bird pricing and register for all three events and get a reduced rate. The first event is April 26, the Jimmie Johnson Foundation 5K in Huntersville, North Carolina. Log on to www.jjfwellnesschallenge.org for more details. 

HELMET OF HOPE SEMI-FINALIST VOTING: Voting for the semi-finalist round of the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope ends on April 17. Semi-finalist charitable organizations include: 9 Dots (Los Angeles); Arts at Large, Inc. (Milwaukee); BackPack Beginnings (Greensboro, North Carolina); Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland (Sioux City, Iowa); Carolina Raptor Center (Charlotte, North Carolina); For Love of Children (Washington, D.C.); Girlstart (Austin, Texas); GO Project (New York); Schoolhouse Supplies (Portland, Oregon) and The Be Kind People Project (Phoenix). The five semi-finalist organizations that receive the most votes between Thursday, April 9, and Friday, April 17, will each receive a $25,000 cash grant, an ice cream party and their logo featured on Johnson's helmet during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on June 7 at Pocono Raceway. To vote, go towww.jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org.

2015 Season
  • 6th in standings
  • 7 starts
  • 2 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 3 top-five finishes
  • 4 top-10 finishes
  • 304 laps led
  • 478 starts
  • 72 wins
  • 33 pole positions
  • 196 top-five finishes
  • 296 top-10 finishes
  • 17,455 laps led
Bristol Career 
  • 26 starts
  • 1 win
  • 1 pole position
  • 8 top-five finishes
  • 14 top-10 finishes
  • 833 laps led

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