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Johnson, Knaus Want Chase Redemption at Phoenix

"No one in NASCAR is more familiar with being on the brink of clinching a Sprint Cup championship than Jimmie Johnson.

There also are few who are more familiar with having the title slip away.

In the wake of Johnson's dominant victory Sunday in the AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, the latter seemed to set the tone for the celebration even though the five-time champion had seized command of the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a seven-point lead over Matt Kenseth with two races remaining."

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Johnson's Top 10 Victories in the Chase

"This past Sunday saw Jimmie Johnson do once again what he's done so many other times -- win a race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Last weekend's victory bumped Johnson up to second in the championship race, eight points behind Kenseth with seven races remaining in the season. Historically, Johnson is at his best when the leaves start to turn different colors and the standings begin to tighten, as evidenced by 10 race triumphs that stand as Five-Time's biggest ever in the Chase."

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Johnson's Greatness is Undeniable

"There is an ESPN promotional spot, airing regularly, that I wish you'd pay attention to. And I'm not trying to increase ratings. I'm trying to save your sanity.

In fact, don't even wait for TV. Go to YouTube and see it and hear it. Just Google "YouTube ESPN NASCAR best driver ever."

Listen closely.

Obviously, the intent of that promo is to encourage you to watch our Chase telecasts.

But it's much more meaningful, maybe therapeutic, for you, personally, as a Jimmie Johnson hater. Best I can tell, you are the majority of NASCAR Nation."

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BCBSNC Partners with Hendrick Motorsports, Johnson




CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 13, 2013) – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), which has served the people of North Carolina with high-quality health insurance for more than 80 years, has joined Hendrick Motorsports as a corporate partner and will feature five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson in new communications efforts centered on health care reform and wellness.

The 2009 Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year and his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team will help educate consumers on how to navigate health care options and live a healthy lifestyle. Among Johnson’s initial efforts will be appearances in BCBSNC’s “Live Fearless” campaign promoting the value of healthy lifestyles and BCBSNC health coverage, which will begin running across North Carolina on various media platforms, including television and digital, later this year.

Behind the Scenes

Johnson's Announce Birth of Daughter

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 6, 2013) - Chandra and Jimmie Johnson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lydia Norriss. Lydia was born Friday, Sept. 6, at 2:02 a.m. at a Charlotte, N.C., hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth.

Big sister Genevieve Marie, 3, is said to be very proud of her new baby sister.

Mother and baby and are doing fine and are expected to remain in the hospital overnight.

Johnson will miss today’s events at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. Regan Smith will serve as interim driver with Johnson returning to drive the No. 48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS in Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event.


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Seventh Annual Jimmie Johnson Foundation Golf Tournament Presented by Lowe's Tops $600,000

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 21, 2012) – The Seventh Annual Jimmie Johnson Foundation Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction presented by Lowe’s raised more than $600,000. Proceeds from the tournament will be distributed to schools in need through the Jimmie Johnson Foundation/Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Champions Grants program.

“I’m always blown away by the support for the golf tournament from our partners, friends and fans,” said Johnson, who grew up in El Cajon, Calif. “I love coming back to my hometown and am just happy we can help make a difference where I grew up.”

Johnson and his wife Chandra hosted more than 100 golfers at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego. A dinner and live auction were held Wednesday evening. NASCAR driver Casey Mears, seven-time SuperCross champion Jeremy McGrath and former NFL star Jason Sehorn attended the events.


Jimmie Participates in Disaster Relief in Oklahoma

Lowe’s has teamed with five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson to host a tornado relief event at Lowe’s of Moore, Okla., to assist residents recovering from the recent tornado. On a first-come, first-serve basis, Johnson and Lowe’s employees will distribute a truckload of free nonperishable food, cleaning supplies and personal care items. Johnson’s wife, Chandra, a native of Muskogee, Okla., also participated.

The event is part of Lowe’s pledge to donate $1 million to support tornado relief and rebuilding efforts. Lowe’s matched Johnson’s earnings from Sunday’s NASCAR race and has donated nearly $650,000 to the American Red Cross to assist tornado victims. Lowe’s stores nationwide are accepting Red Cross donations at every register, and donors also can contribute at Lowes.com. Locally, Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have been delivering critically needed relief supplies and working with the First Response Team of America to assist residents since the tornado hit.


Is Jimmie Johnson NASCAR's All-Time Best?

"The bearded visage of Jimmie Johnson has been a fixture in NASCAR for more than a decade now, and his trophy case overflows with accomplishments that would have boggled the mind of the off-road racer he once was. With five premier-series championships behind him, his place in history is already secure. With more potentially ahead, his ascendancy in the sport’s pantheon seems unlimited."

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