- United States
- Full Name
- Jimmie Kenneth Johnson
- El Cajon, CA
- Date of Birth
- First Year
Jimmie Johnson is an American professional stock car racing driver and a seven-time champion in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Hendrick Motorsports.
Johnson was born in El Cajon, California, and began racing motorcycles at the age of four. After graduating from Granite Hills High School he competed in off-road series. He raced in Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group (MTEG), Short-course Off-road Drivers Association (SODA) and SCORE International, winning rookie of the year in each series. In 1998, Johnson and his team, Herzog Motorsports, began stock car racing. He moved to the national American Speed Association (ASA) series for late model touring cars, and won another rookie of the year title. In 2000, he switched to the NASCAR Busch Series (now Xfinity Series).
He moved to Hendrick Motorsports in the Winston Cup Series in 2002 (now Monster Energy Cup Series). After finishing fifth in the points in his first full season, he was second in 2003 and 2004, and fifth in 2005. Johnson won his first Cup Series championship in 2006 and with further wins in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010, he became the first and only driver in NASCAR history to win five consecutive championships. Johnson finished sixth in the points standings in the 2011 season and third in 2012 before winning his sixth championship in 2013. In 2016, Johnson won his seventh championship, tying Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the most Cup Series championships of all time. Johnson is also a two-time winner of the Daytona 500, winning in 2006 and 2013.
- 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016 Cup Series Champion
- 2003, 2006, 2012, 2013 NASCAR All-Star Race Winner
- 2005 Daytona Clash Winner
- 2006, 2013 Daytona 500 Winner
- 2003, 2004, 2005, 2014 Coca-Cola 600 Winner
- 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012 Brickyard 400 Winner
- 2004, 2012 Southern 500 Winner
- 1998 ASA National Tour Rookie of the Year
- 2009 Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
- 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013 Driver of the Year
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