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Get to Know the NEXTEL Drivers: Jimmie Johnson

Get to Know the NEXTEL Drivers: Jimmie Johnson

 

Name: Jimmie Johnson

 

Date of Birth: 09/17/1975

 

Hometown: El Cajon, California

 

First Race: 1998 Kroger 200 (Indianapolis Raceway Park)

 

First Victory: 2001 Sam’s Club Presents Hill Bros. Coffee 300

 

Most Recent Victory: 2007 Pep Boys Auto 500 (Atlanta)

 

Awards: 2006 NEXTEL Cup Champion

 

2006 Daytona 500 winner

 

2006 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard winner

 

1998 ASA Rookie of the Year

 

Off-road championships in SODA, SCORE International and Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group

 

Car Number: 48

 

Car Make: Chevrolet

 

Team: Hendrick Motorsports

 

Sponsor: Lowe’s

 

2006 NEXTEL Cup Position: 1st

 

2007 NEXTEL Winnings: $6,757,463

 

2007 NEXTEL Laps Led: 406

 

Wins: 9

 

Rank: 2