Jimmie Kenneth Johnson is an American professional auto racing driver who competes in the NTT IndyCar Series, driving the No. 48 Honda full-time for Chip Ganassi Racing and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, driving the No. 48 Cadillac on a part-time schedule for Ally Cadillac Racing.
Jimmie Johnson Biography
|Full Name||Jimmie Kenneth Johnso|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Jimmie Johnson|
|Birth Place:||El Cajon, California.|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||17 September 1975|
|Age/How Old:||46 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Chandra Janway (m.2004)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Yes (Genevieve Marie Johnson, Lydia Norriss Johnson)|
|Parents Name:||Father –Gary Ernest Johnson
Mother –Catherine Ellen Dunhill
|Siblings:||Jarit Johnson, Jessie Johnson|
|School:||Granite Hills high school|
|Social media Accounts:||Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook|
|Profession:||American Professional stock car racing driver|
|Net Worth:||$170 million|
Jimmie Johnson Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$170 million|
|Date of Birth:||Sep 17, 1975 (46 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Profession:||Race car driver, Radio personality, Athlete|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Jimmie Johnson was born in 1975 in El Cajon, California to Catherine and Gary. He has two younger brothers named Jarit and Jessie. At the age of four, Johnson began racing motorcycles, and at seven, won the 60cc class championship. As a teen, he went to Granite Hills High School, where he was a varsity diver, swimmer, and water polo player. Following his graduation, Johnson went on to compete in off-road racing series, including Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group, SCORE International, and Short-course Off-road Drivers Association. In each of these series, he won Rookie of the Year. Subsequently, Johnson drove for Herzog Motorsports, with which he began stock car racing in the late 90s. He went on to compete in the American Speed Association, and took home another Rookie of the Year honor in 1998. The same year, he made his NASCAR Busch Series debut at Indianapolis Raceway Park. In 2001, Johnson joined Hendrick Motorsports for a four-race schedule, and made his debut in the Winston Cup Series. The following year, he made his formal move to Hendrick.
With his wife Chandra Janway, Johnson has two daughters named Lydia and Genevieve. The family resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. Beyond race car driving, Johnson is a runner and triathlete, having frequently participated in both long-distance running events and triathlons. In 2019, he competed in the Boston Marathon. In 2006, Johnson and his wife Chandra established the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, which strives to help children, families, and communities in need. The Foundation supports a number of charitable organizations, including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Victory Junction, and Habitat for Humanity. It also holds an annual golf tournament in San Diego that raises money for public education.
Film and Television
Due to his popularity, Johnson has made various appearances on film and television. In 2005, he made a cameo as himself in the sports comedy “Herbie: Fully Loaded.” The same year, he guest-starred in an episode of the NBC series “Las Vegas.” In 2013, Johnson co-hosted ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” becoming the first professional athlete to do so. Among his other television credits are the children’s animated shows “Bubble Guppies” and “Blaze and the Monster Machines,” for both of which he did voice-over work.
Jimmie Johnson Championship Streak
In 2006, Johnson earned his very first championship title, which was the beginning of his record-setting championship streak. He continued his winning ways into the following year, compiling a record of ten victories, four pole positions, and twenty finishes in the top five, ultimately claiming his second championship title in a row. In 2008, Johnson won the championship once more, making him only the second driver in the history of the NASCAR Cup Series to win three consecutive championships. The next year, he set a new record by becoming the first driver in the history of the sport to win four consecutive titles; with another victory in 2010, he became the only driver in history to win five consecutive titles.
Jimmie Johnson Start In NASCAR Cup
In 2002, Johnson made the switch to full-time competition in the Winston Cup Series. During his 13th career start, he won his first race, the NAPA Auto Parts 500, at Daytona International Speedway in his first career pole position. In his first complete season, Johnson finished fifth in points. In 2003, he finished in second place, slightly ahead of Matt Kenseth. Next year, Johnson repeated his Pocono dominance, finishing second in the standings after sweeping the weekend’s events. As of 2004, he was favoured to win the championship after winning the Coca-Cola 600. A crash in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway resulted in fifth place overall.
Jimmie Johnson was born to Catherine and Gary Johnson in El Cajon, California in 1975. Jarit and Jessie, his younger brothers, are his siblings. Johnson began racing motorbikes at the age of four and won the 60cc class championship at the age of seven. He was a varsity diver, swimmer, and water polo player at Granite Hills High School when he was a teenager.
Johnson went on to compete in off-road racing series such as Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group, SCORE International, and Short-course Off-road Drivers Association following his graduation. He was named Rookie of the Year in each of these series. Johnson then moved on to Herzog Motorsports, where he began stock car racing in the late 1990s. In 1998, he competed in the American Speed Association and was named Rookie of the Year for the second time. He made his NASCAR Busch Series debut at Indianapolis Raceway Park the same year.
In his rookie season, he was one of those guys who won practically every trophy that could be won. In 2006, he won his first championship. In 2000, he won the NASCAR Busch Series. He has a nonprofit foundation that was established by President Barack Obama when he was in office. He began running in the Boston Marathon after the Boston Marathon bombing. The number 48 is constantly painted on his car. Throughout his career, he has always been in the number 48 car.
He has also appeared in a number of films and television shows. He has property in both Massachusetts and California, with the Massachusetts property valued at $10 million. He owns a mansion in Boston that costs ten million dollars. Johnson joins Chip Ganassi Racing on a part-time basis in 2021 to compete in the IndyCar series. Throughout the year, though, he struggled, frequently falling behind in the field and suffering from crashes and spins.