BUSCH: Johnson had high hopes for Daytona

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jimmie Johnson and the No. 92 Excedrin team have been working the entire off-season to prepare for the season opener at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 17. After missing the NAPA Auto Parts 300 in the 2000...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jimmie Johnson and the No. 92 Excedrin team have been working the entire off-season to prepare for the season opener at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 17. After missing the NAPA Auto Parts 300 in the 2000 season opener, the team bounced back finishing tenth in the NASCAR Busch Series points championship, and has made it their goal to come back to the beach with a vengeance in 2001. Testing both at Daytona International Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Herzog Motorsports, Excedrin Racing team feels they have a program that will take them to the top in 2001. "We feel a lot better about Daytona this year than last year," says Johnson. "I am excited to get back on the track and get back to racing. The Herzog Motorsports, Excedrin Racing Monte Carlo is a great car this year and we can't wait to show everyone what we've got." The 2001 season will be Johnson's second full season in the NASCAR Busch Series, returning from a tenth place finish in points in his rookie year. "We feel the Herzog Motorsports, Excedrin Racing team is a contender for the points championship this year," says Johnson. "We finished tenth (in points) last year and are looking forward to doing even better and winning races this season." Herzog Motorsports is a successful, championship-winning race team. Based in St. Joseph, Mo.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Milwaukee, Wis., Herzog Motorsports has fielded competitive racing programs in several motorsports series including the American Speed Association (ASA), SCORE Off-Road, and the Short Course Off-Road Drivers Association (SODA).

-Herzog Motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jimmie Johnson