Jimmie Johnson Darlington preview

Darlington Raceway 500

Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

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JIMMIE JOHNSON:

THOUGHTS ON MOTHER'S DAY "This is obviously a very special Mother's Day for my family with it being Chani's first Mother's Day. Obviously my mom has done so much for myself over the years and has really raised her boys right. It's always good to do something nice for her and be able to celebrate that with her. It's just going to be an awesome day."

IF I COULD GET A FEW THOUGHTS ON DARLINGTON...APPROACHING 10 RACES IN, YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT TRACK THIS YEAR COMAPARED TO YOUR YEARS PREVIOUS? "Yeah, with it being a one time race, it's tough to know how to unload. I was just in some team meetings at Hendrick Motor Sports, and drivers, crew chiefs were all present, and we're trying to figure out what we go back with. When we raced there last year, our cars were completely different; technology has changed so the setups are different. The tire that we're running on is different. We don't really know what to show up with, and with the practice sessions like they are now and the four sets of tires that we get, there's not a clear strategy going into the weekend what to do."

WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE, A SIXTH CHAMPIONSHIP OR THE PRO-AM? "Sixth championship, for sure. I just hope to keep it between the galleries tomorrow and just keep it out there. It doesn't have to be in the short stuff but just somewhere between would be nice."

-source: gmrm/lowes

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jimmie Johnson
Teams Hendrick Motorsports
Tags chevrolet, hendrick motorsport, sprint cup