Jimmie is a race car driver that has been labeled as one of the best racers by analysts and even other race car drivers. This makes you think, just what kind of a great race car driver is this? How good is his driving? How good is his personality as a man? And how is his attitude towards driving and racing? Do you want to find out the answers? You will know them here, in this article as you continue reading on till the end of it.
Jimmie Kenneth Johnson is an experienced car racing driver. He drives stock cars and now, he races full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, he drives the No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Hendrick Motorsports and he has been a champion seven times in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Johnson started racing on motorcycles at four years of age. He had raced in off-road series after he finished from Granite Hills High School. He had won rookie of the year when he had raced in Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group (MTEG), SCORE International, and Short-Course Off-Road Drivers Association (SODA).
The Start Of Jimmie Johnson’s Career
In 1998, he and his team, Herzog Motorsports, started stock car racing. Additionally, following his joining of the national American Speed Association Series for late model touring cars, he was awarded inductee of year. Consequently, in the year 2000, he switched to the NASCAR Busch Series which is now known as Xfinity SSeries. At the Winston Cup Series, Johnson changed to Hendrick Motorsports in the year, 2002. Therefore, he finished fifth in the points in his initial full season, he was then second place in the next two years, and in 2005, he came in fifth place.
His Impressive Wins
Winning five consecutive championships is one of Johnson’s big accomplishments. Furthermore, he was the first race driver, and also the only race driver to ever achieve that. In 2006 and with more wins in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
In the most Cup Series championships, Johnson was neck to neck with Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty in the year 2016. Furthermore, he won the seventh championship in 2016. He has also won the Daytona 500 twice, in 2006 and 2013. Johnson has seven championships under his records. The eighty-three career race wins, 221 high fives, 342 high tens, and thirty-five pole positions. That was between the years 2002 and 2017. Additionally, Johnson is considered to be one of the greatest NASCAR drivers of all time by fellow drivers and many analysts. This is because of his wins and victories.
Family, Friends And Racing
Johnson was born in California and lives in America. He is the son of Catherine Ellen “Cathy” and Gary Ernest Johnson. He has two other male siblings, Jarit and Jessie. Consequently, they are also involved in racing and they participate in the Off-Road Championship.
Johnson was added to be among the Athletic Hall of Fame of his school when he attended high school. However, like many NASCAR drivers, Johnson resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. He resides there with his wife, Chandra Janway, they have known each other since 2002. Hence, they birthed two girls which were named Genevieve and Lydia.