Nancy Knapp Schilke
Our number 16 top moment of 2013 is Jimmie Johnson's 6th title in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, bringing him to within striking distance of the all time record.
Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS met with members of the media and discussed the new Chevrolet SS, his off season training and many other topics.
Winning team owner Rick Hendrick said: “He’s a special guy that doesn’t wave the flag; he lets his actions speak for him.”
Lowe's has been five time champion Johnson's sponsor for his entire NASCAR Sprint Cup career. The extension of the contract follows on the heels of the team's second Daytona 500 victory.
The win left him second in the standings, eight points behind Kenseth.
Johnson crashed in final practice at Michigan International Speedway, damaging his Chevrolet beyond repair.
Team Chevy Racing press release
Jimmie Johnson and his #48 crew hope that they do not have a repeat of a blown tire or any other problems in the penultimate race at Phoenix International Raceway!
Jimmie Johnson answers media questions, meets fans during busy day one.
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