When NASCAR, Humpy Wheeler, and R.J. Reynolds created a 70 lap shootout for $200,000 in 1985, they created a NASCAR staple that has forged some of the sport’s greatest moments. 20 years ago Jeff Gordon’s Hendrick Chevy, the infamous “T-Rex” No. 24, was so fast it was outlawed after it dominated like few cars ever have. And who could forget the “Pass in the Grass” – 30 years ago this year.
Jimmie Johnson’s lone Bristol win back in March of 2010 was a milestone victory: it placed him in the top ten of the NASCAR’s winningest drivers. The win, the 50th of his career, tied him with two icons of the sport: Junior Johnson and Ned Jarrett.
The repave and reconfiguration of Texas Motor Speedway opened the door for a new Sheriff in town, but Jimmie Johnson had other ideas.
The last leg of the West Coast Swing is always a special one for Jimmie Johnson: it’s the site of his first win and his hometown track, where he also happens to be the most successful driver in the track’s history. But this year, Johnson took his family back to where it all began…
New for 2017 is the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Fit Fest presented by Blue Bunny Ice Cream on Memorial Day - Monday, May 29.