with Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson talks about some of his early memories of Darlington Raceway before going on to capture three wins at “The Track too Tough to Tame.”
200 for Hendrick
Jimmie Johnson gave Hendrick Motorsports its 200th NASCAR Cup Series win when he took the checkered flag in the 2012 Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
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Johnson’s Monster Dover Record
Jimmie Johnson has tamed the “Monster Mile” – Dover International Speedway – 11 times in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Johnson’s Close Win at Talladega
Jimmie Johnson got a last lap push from teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. to edge Clint Bowyer at the finish line to tie the closest finish in NASCAR history in the 2011 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Johnson and Herzog Motorsports
The Herzog’s gave Jimmie Johnson his first opportunity to race in NASCAR. Johnson scored his first Xfinity Series win with the team in 2001 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Johnson Ties Earnhardt
Jimmie Johnson tied Dale Earnhardt’s mark of 76 NASCAR Cup Series wins in the 2016 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Johnson’s current win total stands at 83.
Jimmie and Chad
Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus captured seven NASCAR Cup Series championships together.
Special Trip Back Home
Jimmie Johnson talks about taking his daughters, Genevieve and Lydia, back to his hometown of El Cajon, California for the first time.
F1 Ride Swap
Jimmie Johnson was given the opportunity to swap rides with Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso after the NASCAR Cup Series season concluded in 2018.
After Jeff Gordon won the 2001 championship, he quickly learned that his greatest competitor would be the guy he helped Hendrick Motorsports hire, Jimmie Johnson.
Early Phoenix Memories
Jimmie Johnson’s first trip to Phoenix Raceway was for an off-road race and his first time on the 1-mile asphalt track came when he gave rides in a two-seat truck in the mid-90s.
In 2002, Jimmie Johnson scored his first career NASCAR Cup Series win in the NAPA Auto Parts 500 at Auto Club Speedway.
Racing in Vegas
Before Jimmie Johnson became a four-time NASCAR Cup Series winner at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he spent a lot of time in the area racing dirt bikes and participating in the Mint 400 Off-Road race.
Jimmie Johnson started his rookie season in 2002 by claiming his first career pole in qualifying for the Daytona 500. Johnson is a two-time winner of “The Great American Race” and also has a victory in the summer race when he swept the season in 2013.