Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Jimmie Johnson looking to set more Las Vegas records with fifth win

Jimmie Johnson is 6/1 to win Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Sunday
Driver: Jimmie Johnson 
Hometown: El Cajon, California
Age: 39 
Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina

Jimmie Johnson will be available to members of the media at 10 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 8, in the media center at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

KOBALT COLORS: Jimmie Johnson will be sporting the event entitlement colors this weekend as he races the black and silver No. 48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS for the first time this season. Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus will both make appearances for a question-and-answer session at the Kobalt Kampout RV Appreciation Party in the Neon Garage at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday evening. Johnson will be there at 6:30 p.m. local time followed by Knaus at 7:15 p.m.
HAULER PARADE: The No. 48 Lowe’s hauler – otherwise known as “Big Blue” – will cruise down the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday, March 5, at 6 p.m. local time as it heads to the racetrack. Truck driver Chad Kohn is piloting the hauler across the country this season. Visit for more details. 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: More than 100 Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers will join Johnson to frame a home on Las Vegas Motor Speedway property this weekend that will be transferred to Henderson, Nevada, and completed in partnership with a local family. Throughout the weekend, Lowe’s and Habitat will give race fans the chance to sign up for a future Habitat build and encourage them to enlist the help of a friend or family member to multiply their impact. Johnson, spotter Earl Barban and No. 48 crew members Calvin Teague, Ryan Patton and R.J. Barnette will be at the build from 6:15 to 7 a.m. local time on Friday, March 6, and then again at 8:30 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 8, to give the keys to the family. Johnson will be available to members of the media at those times as well.

ATLANTA WRAP: Johnson won his fourth race at Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend and his Cup win total is now at 71. Johnson is eighth on the all-time win list in his 14th season in the Sprint Cup Series. He now has 40 wins on intermediate tracks.
LAS VEGAS CHASSIS: For the Kobalt 400, Knaus has selected chassis No. 48-922, which is a brand-new car. The backup car is No. 48-824, which last saw action at Pocono in June 2014.

2015 Season
  • 2nd in standings
  • 2 starts
  • 1 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 2 top-five finishes
  • 2 top-10 finishes
  • 131 laps led
  • 473 starts
  • 71 wins
  • 33 pole positions
  • 195 top-five finishes
  • 294 top-10 finishes
  • 17,282 laps led
Las Vegas Career 
  • 13 starts
  • 4 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 5 top-five finishes
  • 8 top-10 finishes
  • 455 laps led

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