Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Jimmie Johnson fourth or better last three Bristol starts

Jimmie Johnson's only Bristol win was in 2010. He's 7/1 to win Sunday.
Driver: Jimmie Johnson 
Hometown: El Cajon, California
Age: 40 
Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina

ICYMI YELLOW NUMBERS ARE BACK: In response to fan feedback and passion for Jimmie Johnson’s iconic yellow No. 48, Lowe’s Racing is bringing back the yellow numbers for both the Lowe’s and Lowe’s ProServices paint schemes. Lowe’s Racing shared a video to help promote the rollout of the numbers last weekend in Texas: https://youtu.be/Dk0OxJuG8HY

IN THE TOP FOUR: In the last three outings at Bristol, Johnson and the No. 48 team have earned a fourth-, second- and fourth-place finish. His lone victory at the half-mile track came on March 21, 2010, when Johnson led 84 laps en route to the win. Click here for a photo gallery of the victory.

BRISTOL AND FOOD CITY HONOREE: Food City Race Night will recognize Johnson for his contributions to the sport of NASCAR and the racing community on Friday, April 15, at the Bristol Motor Speedway Pepsi Stage (Hospitality Area). Johnson will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. ET for the recognition along with Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president/general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway and Mike Helton, president of NASCAR. Larry McReynolds of NASCAR on FOX will be the master of ceremonies. Food City will make a donation to the Jimmie Johnson Foundation in its 24th year of sponsoring the race event at Bristol.

COLOSSUS TOUR: Johnson was able take a tour while the newly constructed “Colossus Television” screen at Bristol Motor Speedway was under construction.Click here to view a video of the visit.

BRISTOL RATING: Johnson has many series-best accolades at Bristol Motor Speedway according to NASCAR’s loop data. Among active drivers, Johnson has the fifth-best driver rating in the series with an average score of 92.7. The driver rating is a formula that combines wins, top-15 finishes, average running position while on the lead lap, average speed under green, fastest lap, most laps led and lead-lap finishes. The maximum a driver can earn in each race is 150 points.

HELMET OF HOPE: This is the last week for nominations for the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope program. Nominations end on Thursday, April 14. Non-profit organizations that support K-12 public education in the United States, including parent/teacher organizations, are eligible to be nominated. Five charities will be selected to receive a $25,000 cash grant, a Blue Bunny ice cream party and have their logo featured on six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Johnson’s helmet during the race on August 7, 2016, at Watkins Glen International. Visit www.helmetofhope.org to nominate a charity.Click here to read about how the Helmet of Hope has helped charitable organizations in the past.

JIMMIE JOHNSON WELLNESS CHALLENGE: Registration is open for the 2016 Jimmie Johnson Foundation Wellness Challenge. Register now for early-bird pricing and register for all three events to receive a reduced rate. The first event is May 22, the Jimmie Johnson Foundation 5K in Huntersville, North Carolina. Log on to www.jjfwellnesschallenge.org for more details.

Jimmie Johnson on racing at Bristol
"Bristol is such an awesome facility, and the improvement of the new television is just crazy. Bristol puts on a great show and it’s a great fan experience, great racing for the drivers – just lots of neat stuff going on there. It’s a great place to watch a race. This Lowe’s team has been pretty solid there as of late and as always we go there to try and win."


2016 Season

  • 2nd in standings
  • 7 starts
  • 2 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 4 top-five finishes
  • 5 top-10 finishes
  • 171 laps led


  • 514 starts
  • 77 wins
  • 34 pole positions
  • 211 top-five finishes
  • 319 top-10 finishes
  • 17,880 laps led

Track Career 

  • 28 starts
  • 1 win
  • 1 pole position
  • 10 top-five finishes
  • 16 top-10 finishes
  • 833 laps led

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