Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jimmie Johnson goes for fifth All-Star Race win

Jimmie Johnson is 6/1 to win Sprint All-Star Race
No. 48 Lowe's Patriotic Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson

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

Jimmie Johnson on the All-Star Race
“Without a doubt you know that you beat the best of the best. With the varying strategies that take place and the segments and how many laps and all the different things we've had over the years, there hasn't been one set path to get there. It's a very rewarding night, a night the team really enjoys. There's a different atmosphere with the pressure being off and a million reasons to have fun after.”

No. 48 team crew chief Chad Knaus on the All-Star Race
"If the All-Star Race paid one dollar, I'd still want to win it."

PATRIOTIC UNVEIL: Lowe’s, in conjunction with and NASCAR Illustrated, digitally unveiled the No. 48 Lowe’s Patriotic Chevrolet SS scheme Jimmie Johnson will pilot this weekend. Lowe's has a long history of supporting the military. Currently, Lowe's has more than 14,000 veterans, active military and Guard/Reserve employees. Those range from store employees to managers and customer support center employees in the North Carolina offices. To see the paint scheme, click here.

JOHNSON IN THE CITY: On Monday, Johnson traveled to New York City to represent NASCAR in the NBC Upfront Presentation at Radio City Music Hall. Johnson joined legendary entertainer Dolly Parton, U.S. Olympian Michael Phelps and others as NBC showcased its most exciting talent and content to advertisers for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

TESTING AT DOVER: Johnson and the No. 48 team are testing at Dover International Speedway on Wednesday, May 13. Johnson is a nine-time winner at the one-mile concrete oval. The team is testing in preparation for the race on May 31.

FOUR TIMES AN ALL-STAR: Johnson has won the storied All-Star Race a record four times. His first win came in 2003 when the race was called “The Winston.” He won again in 2006 as well as earning back-to-back wins in 2012 and 2013.

MILESTONE ACHIEVED: Johnson accomplished a milestone last weekend in Kansas. In 482 starts, he has finished in the top five 200 times and the top 10 300 times. Johnson now has 73 wins and needs just three more to tie the legendary Dale Earnhardt for seventh on the all-time wins list.

ALL-STAR CHASSIS: For this weekend’s event, crew chief Chad Knaus has selected chassis No. 48-922, which last raced at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March. The backup car is 48-824, which last raced at Pocono Raceway in June 2014.

TICKET PACKAGE AT DOVER: Johnson fans can receive special access to an exclusive question-and-answer session with the nine-time Dover International Speedway winner on Sunday, May 31. Learn more at

TICKET PACKAGE AT POCONO: Pocono Raceway is offering a kid-generated question-and-answer session with three-time Pocono winner Johnson. In addition to the Q&A, this year’s Jimmie Johnson Experience will include hands-on activities for kids to showcase the relationship between NASA and auto racing. Every child in attendance will receive a 12-page, four-color booklet centered around NASA’s Rockets 2 Racecars STEM Education. For more information, click here.

2015 Season
  • 3rd in standings
  • 11 starts
  • 3 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 7 top-five finishes
  • 8 top-10 finishes
  • 364 laps led
  • 482 starts
  • 73 wins
  • 33 pole positions
  • 200 top-five finishes
  • 300 top-10 finishes
  • 17,515 laps led
All-Star Career 
  • 13 starts
  • 4 wins
  • 1 pole position
  • 8 top-five finishes
  • 9 top-10 finishes
  • 218 laps led
  - Hendrick Motorsports

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