About Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Kenneth Johnson is an American stock car racing driver and 6-time champion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He drives the #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools-sponsored Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports. He is infamous for being the bearer of the title “Driver of the Year” for 5 sorted years by being the first place finisher. He is ranked third among those who have competed during the sport’s modern era and has a stack of records and milestones to his name.
Career Of Jimmie Johnson
Johnson started racing motorbikes in 1980. Three years later, only at the age of seven, he won the 60cc class championship. Later in 1993, he raced buggies and trucks in off-road stadium and desert races. By 1997, he had progressed to SODA’s Class 8 having Trophy trucks. He won several championships in the SODA, SCORE and MTEG series with hundred top three finishes and received “Rookie of the Year” honours in all three leagues. In 1998, he began racing for American Speed Association as well as a part-time in the NASCAR Busch Series. In 2002, he moved to Hendrick Motorsports in the Winston Cup Series to race full-time and earned his first career pole position for the Daytona 500.
Subsequently, he rose his number of victories and achievements with Sprint Cup series, Championship Streak and won several seasons for a number of years, Checker Auto Parts 500, Budweiser Shootout, Pennsylvania 500, Talladega Superspeedway, Subway Fresh Fit and won a ESPY as the Best Driver in 2008 and the first racing driver to be named “Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year” in 2009. In the current year he is back to the Sprint Unlimited Championship and Grand Am.
Childhood & Personal Life Of Jimmie Johnson
He was born in California on 1975 in September and began racing motorcycles at the age of four. After graduation, he competed in off-road series. He eventually gained a lot of achievements in his driving career. He was a varsity water polo player and a swimmer.
He married Chandra Janway in 2004, the two having known each other from 2 years. Both launched a foundation that helps children, families and communities in need. They have two daughters and live in North Carolina, like other NASCAR members.
Jimmie Johnson Net Worth
Of the drivers in the Daytona 500, Johnson stands high with an impressive net worth of $120 million and with annual earnings of $23 million. He is the 3rd wealthiest NASCAR driver in history, according to Forbes.