Aug
25

Throwback to the Start of a Beautiful Relationship

Behind the Scenes

In honor of racing near the “Motor City” this weekend, here’s a look at a pretty special piece of Jimmie Johnson and Chevrolet history.

When Jimmie takes the green flag in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400, it will be 23 years to the week that Chevrolet announced a young hot shoe out of Southern California would wheel their second entry in the Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series.

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Here is the original press release from 1993 from Jimmie’s archives, where Chevrolet first announced Jimmie Johnson as a driver in the “Bowtie Brigade.”

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For the rest of the story, check out our article from one year ago, which chronicles two decades of Jimmie Johnson and Chevrolet success.

Can Jimmie pull his Chevrolet SS into victory lane at Michigan for the second time? Tune in to NBCSN at 2:00 PM ET on Sunday to find out!