Jimmie Johnson, Adrian Fernandez, Luis Diaz and Lowe's Racing for Relief Raise Thousands for American Red Cross

MOORESVILLE, N.C. --Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and American Le Mans Series drivers Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz Raced for Relief this weekend, and as a result of their efforts, Lowe's donated $29,295, including $4,800 for Johnson's victory finish, to benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which helps people affected by disasters like the floods in Georgia. Johnson completed 400 laps during his victory at Dover, Del. Sunday while Fernandez and Diaz raced for 353 miles in their race at Road Atlanta on Saturday.

The $29,295 is in addition to the $250,000 Lowe's donated to the American Red Cross last week. Lowe's stores across Georgia continue to serve as official cash donation sites for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Funds raised will help to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to victims of disasters like the recent floods.

As part of Racing for Relief, Lowe's donated $48 for every lap Johnson completed in the 400-lap race Sunday with an additional $4,800 for his first-place finish. Lowe's also donated $15 for every mile Lowe's Team 15 completed in the Petit Le Mans Series race on Saturday. The total amount of donation is $29,295.

Lowe's first introduced Racing for Relief in 2000. To date, the program has helped disaster relief efforts for hurricanes, tornados and floods by raising more than $340,000. Since partnering with the American Red Cross in 1999, Lowe's has raised more than $20 million for disaster relief.

Donations to the American Red Cross may be made at participating Lowe's stores, online at, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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