Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Twelve Richmond races have passed since Jimmie Johnson's last win there

Jimmie Johnson is 8/1 to win at Richmond Saturday night
No. 48 Lowe's ProServices Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson

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

BRISTOL IN THE REAR-VIEW: Jimmie Johnson had a wild night in Bristol. Battling from a 28th starting position and through multiple on-track incidents, Johnson recovered to record a second-place finish. It marked Johnson’s fourth top-five result of the season.

LOWE’S FOR PROS: Jimmie Johnson will race the No. 48 Lowe’s ProServices Chevrolet SS in this weekend’s race in Richmond. Lowe’s Commercial Services are designed to help customers save time and money and make their businesses run smoother. Stores across the country have a dedicated ProServices team ready to help by offering five percent off everyday purchases with a Lowe’s Business Credit Account, quick-turn, customizable quotes on volume purchases, providing an order ahead option and pulling materials for pick up, giving reduced delivery rates and offering bulk discounts on supplies used the most

RICHMOND STATS: Johnson has 26 starts at the 0.75-mile track in Richmond, and his most recent of three wins at Richmond came in September of 2008. Johnson has an average start of 12.1 and an average finish of 17.5 at the track. Johnson finished eighth last fall.

RICHMOND CHASSIS: For this weekend’s event, crew chief Chad Knaus has selected chassis No. 48-804, with which Johnson finished eighth at Richmond last fall. The backup car is 48-749, which last raced in Martinsville in the spring of 2014.

LOCAL TEAM MEMBER: Ryan Southall, a mechanic on Team 48, is from nearby Midlothian, Virginia. Southall has been a member of the team since 2014 and travels to the majority of race events.

TEAM JJF WELLNESS CHALLENGE: The first event of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Wellness Challenge is Sunday, April 26, in Huntersville, North Carolina. The Jimmie Johnson 5K starts at 9 a.m. ET followed by a family fun walk/run at 10 a.m. at the Newell-Rubbermaid campus in Huntersville. Log on to for more details. Johnson will be available to the media covering the event post-race.

HELMET OF HOPE WINNERS ANNOUNCED APRIL 24: The five semi-finalist organizations that received the most votes will be announced on April 24. Each organization will receive a $25,000 cash grant, an ice cream party and its logo featured on Johnson's helmet during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on June 7 at Pocono Raceway. To see which organization won, go to on April 24.

2015 Season
  • 4th in standings
  • 8 starts
  • 2 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 4 top-five finishes
  • 5 top-10 finishes
  • 304 laps led
  • 479 starts
  • 72 wins
  • 33 pole positions
  • 197 top-five finishes
  • 297 top-10 finishes
  • 17,455 laps led
Richmond Career 
  • 26 starts
  • 3 wins
  • 2 pole positions
  • 5 top-five finishes
  • 9 top-10 finishes
  • 417 laps led

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