Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Jimmie Johnson using winning 2014 Texas chassis at Atlanta

Jimmie Johnson is 7/1 to win at Atlanta
Driver: Jimmie Johnson 
Hometown: El Cajon, California
Age: 39 
Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina

Jimmie Johnson quote on Top-5 at Daytona
“Running fifth at Daytona was a great way to start the season for this Lowe’s team. It was a great effort from everyone at Hendrick Motorsports for all of Speedweeks. I hate we didn’t come out of there with a trophy, but we put on a good show. We’re looking forward to the test session on Thursday at Atlanta and seeing what we have for the 2015 season.”

JOHNSON AT ATLANTA: Johnson has a few series bests at Atlanta. He owns the series-best average running position (9.1), the series-best average green flag speed of 171.523 mph and the series-high laps in the top 15 with 4,381 or 84 percent. Johnson also has the second-best driver rating at the 1.54-mile track with a 104.9.

ATLANTA CHASSIS: For the race in Atlanta, Knaus selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 48-910, which is the Chevrolet SS Johnson raced to victory at Texas in November 2014. The backup car is No. 48-824, which last saw action at Pocono in June.

NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK: This week marks National Engineers Week. The purpose of National Engineers Week is to call attention to the contributions to society made by engineers. Team Lowe’s Racing welcomes new engineers to the No. 48 team this season: Chais Eliason, who attended Michigan 
Technological University; Cliff Daniels, who attended University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and Julian Pena, who attended Stanford University. All three engineers have degrees in Mechanical Engineering.
FOURTEEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Jimmie 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.

2015 Season
  • 5th in standings
  • 1 start
  • 0 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 1 top-five finish
  • 1 top-10 finish
  • 39 laps led
  • 472 starts
  • 70 wins
  • 33 pole positions
  • 194 top-five finishes
  • 293 top-10 finishes
  • 17,190 laps led
Atlanta Career 
  • 23 starts
  • 3 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 12 top-five finishes
  • 14 top-10 finishes
  • 440 laps led
- Hendrick Motorsports

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