Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Jimmie Johnson and 'Lady in Black' have good relationship

Jimmie Johnson is 10/1 to win at Darlington. Captured HMS' 200th win.
No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson

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

DARLINGTON THROWBACK EXPLAINED: Jimmie Johnson and longtime partner Lowe's will race a throwback car for this weekend. The No. 48 Chevrolet will feature the 1940s and 1950s Lowe's Home Improvement logo that was prominently used beginning with the company’s founding in 1946 through the time period in which Darlington Raceway first opened in 1950. To see the paint scheme, click here.

WIN NO. 200: On May 12, 2012, Johnson led 134 laps around the "Lady in Black" and took the checkered flag at Darlington for not only his 56th career win, but the 200th for Hendrick Motorsports. Johnson’s other wins at Darlington came when the track had two race dates in a single season and he swept the 2004 events. In the past two races at Darlington, Johnson has finished fourth and third, respectively.

DARLINGTON DRIVER RATING: According to NASCAR's loop data statistics, Johnson has the third-best driver rating at Darlington with a score of 106.8 during the past 10 years at the track. 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. The driver rating number is used pre-race as a prediction tool and post-race as a performance evaluator.

JOHNSON BEAT THE HEAT: During a recent race weekend at Watkins Glen, Johnson partnered with longtime partner Gatorade to document how he stays hydrated during race weekends and his fitness routine. Click here to watch the video and click here to see the photo gallery from his bike ride.

RICHMOND TICKET PACKAGE: Richmond International Raceway and Johnson have teamed up to offer a family ticket package for Saturday, Sept. 12 at RIR. The package includes a NASA hands-on activity, a question-and-answer session with the six-time champion and a ticket to the race on Saturday night. Tickets are $24 for kids 12 and younger and $48 for adults. For more information, click here.

UPCOMING JIMMIE JOHNSON FOUNDATION WELLNESS CHALLENGE EVENTS: Registration is open for the final event of the 2015 Jimmie Johnson Foundation Wellness Challenge. The Lake Davidson Sprint Triathlon will take place on Sept. 13 in Davidson, North Carolina. Log on to www.jjfwellnesschallenge.orgfor more details.

Jimmie Johnson on racing at Darlington
“I really like Darlington. One of my favorite memories was winning the 200th for Hendrick Motorsports there. Everyone came to victory lane and we did this huge group photo. It was a special night – we had been chasing that number for a while – and it was just a big celebration.” 

2015 Season

  • 5th in standings
  • 24 starts
  • 4 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 11 top-five finishes
  • 16 top-10 finishes
  • 467 laps led


  • 495 starts
  • 74 wins
  • 33 pole positions
  • 204 top-five finishes
  • 308 top-10 finishes
  • 17,618 laps led

Track Career 

  • 16 starts
  • 3 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 9 top-five finishes
  • 12 top-10 finishes
  • 551 laps led

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