|Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS, will visit the Bristol Motor Speedway media center at 10:30 a.m. local time on Friday, April 21.
TEXAS RECAP: Jimmie Johnson passed every car on the track at Texas Motor Speedway en route to a record seventh win at the newly paved and configured racetrack. Due to a spin during qualifying, the team had to change tires, forcing Johnson to start at the rear of the 40-car field. He led twice for a total of 18 laps during the 334-lap contest. It was the No. 48 Lowe’s team’s first win and top-five finish of the 2017 season.
APPROACHING NEXT MILESTONE: Johnson is currently seventh on NASCAR’s all-time win list. The victory at Texas was Johnson’s 81st career NASCAR Cup Series win. Johnson is within striking distance to tie NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough for sixth on the list. Yarborough, a three-time Cup Series champion, won 83 times in his storied career.
BRISTOL DRIVER RATING: Johnson has the sixth-best driver rating at Bristol with a score of 91.6, according to NASCAR’s loop data since 2005. 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.
JIMMIE JOHNSON FOUNDATION FIT FEST: Registration continues for the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Fit Fest, a local community event on May 29, which will feature running, obstacle racing, mountain biking, music, food and more. Set in a festival atmosphere, the Fit Fest will take place at Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Included in the day-long event will be 5K, 8K and half marathon trail running races, a four-hour endurance mountain bike event and a Spartan Kids Race. To register, go toJimmieJohnsonFoundation.org.
RICHMOND TICKET PACKAGE: Once again, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Johnson will join forces with Richmond International Raceway for a family ticket package for the Sunday, April 30, event. The package includes a 15-minute Q&A with Johnson, a NASA hands-on activity and a ticket to the race. Tickets are $24 for kids 12 and younger, and $48 for adults. For more information, click here.