|Jimmie Johnson Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||September 17, 1975|
|Hair Color||Salt and Pepper|
Jimmie Johnson is an American professional auto racing driver who is often regarded as one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history. He is a 7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and has competed part-time in the series, driving the No. 84 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Legacy Motor Club.
Jimmie Kenneth Johnson
El Cajon, San Diego County, California, United States
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Jimmie Johnson studied at Granite Hills High School located in El Cajon, California, and raced motorcycles during the weekends. Also, he was a varsity water polo player, diver, and swimmer and graduated in 1993.
Professional Auto Racing Driver
- Father – Gary Ernest Johnson
- Mother – Catherine Ellen “Cathy” (née Dunnill)
- Siblings – Jarit Johnson (Younger Brother) (Competetive Racing Driver), Jessie Johnson (Younger Brother)
Jimmie Johnson has been repped by –
- Hendrick Motorsports, Company, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
- The Jimmie Johnson Foundation, Foundation, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he has a net worth of $160 Million.
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jimmie Johnson has dated –
- Chandra Janway (2002-Present) – He started going out with Chandra Janway in the year 2002 and the duo tied the knot in 2004. They have been blessed with 2 daughters, including Genevieve Marie Johnson (b. July 7, 2010).
Race / Ethnicity
Salt and Pepper
Jimmie Johnson Facts
- He was 4 years old when he started racing in 1980. He went on to win the 60cc class championship after 3 years.
- At the 1998 Indianapolis Raceway Park event, Jimmie Johnson made his NASCAR Busch Series (later known as NASCAR Xfinity Series) debut as he finished 25th for ST Motorsports.
- He was recognized as one of People magazine’s “Men in the Fast Lane” in 2000.
- In 2005, he made his first theatrical film appearance by appearing as himself in the sports comedy film Herbie: Fully Loaded. The film stars Lindsay Lohan, Justin Long, Breckin Meyer, Matt Dillon, and Michael Keaton.
- Jimmie Johnson has been the winner of the Driver of the Year Award five times (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2013).
- Along with his wife Chandra, he established the Jimmie Johnson Foundation in 2006. It has helped children, families, and communities in need as well as has assisted the American Red Cross with disaster relief efforts.
- He became the first racing driver to win the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Award in the United States in 2009.
- Johnson shared a close bond with late NASCAR competitor Blaise Alexander who died during a racing incident. After his death, Johnson’s car had a flame decal with Alexander’s initials inside of it on every car.
- He was ranked No. 1 on Forbes.com‘s list of “Most Influential Athletes” consecutively in 2011 and 2012.
- He was honored with the fourth-annual Byrnsie Award in 2018.
- Jimmie Johnson has been inducted into the Granite Hills High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame and the number “48” has been retired from all sports teams uniforms at the school.
- He is a triathlete and has regularly participated in triathlons and long-distance running. The Jimmie Johnson Foundation’s Wellness Challenge has also hosted triathlons.
- He competed in the Boston Marathon in 2019 and finished with a time of 3:09:07 and 4,155th overall (3,746th among males and 641st in the Male 40–44 class).
- Johnson has graced the cover of various magazines like NASCAR Illustrated, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Fitness, and Success.
- Over the years, he has also been a part of various shows such as Las Vegas, 24/7, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Blaze and the Monster Machines.
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