Ponoco: Jimmie Johnson preview

In addition to running the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono this weekend, Jimmie Johnson will make his second start of the 2010 season in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series with GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing. Johnson will join championship...

In addition to running the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono this weekend, Jimmie Johnson will make his second start of the 2010 season in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series with GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing. Johnson will join championship drivers Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty in Saturday's Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen on the full 3.4-mile Watkins Glen International (WGI) road course in Watkins Glen, N.Y.

* Johnson will pilot chassis No. 558 in Sunday's race. He last drove that car to a 16th-place result at Dover International Speedway in May.

* Backup chassis No. 553 has been driven four times, three of which resulted in victories (Indy 7/09, California 10/09, California 2/10).

JIMMIE JOHNSON KJ

TALK ABOUT POCONO. "We just need to go out and focus on top 10's and top 5's. I think I was pushing it a little too hard in the 600 to try and stay on the lead lap -- first racing hard and damaging the car and then trying to stay on the lead lap. So we just need to get back to collecting points and come in with a clear mind and a good attitude for the race and log 500 miles and get a good finish out of it."

WHY DO YOU LIKE RUNNING THE GRAND AM RACES? "The Grand Am cars are a lot of fun to drive. I enjoy the challenge of driving different vehicles. With this race, I've always been interested in driving "the boot." With the history of Watkins Glen with Formula 1 and the Indy Car series racing and "the boot" and the other section of the track I've never been on, I'm very excited to try out another part of the track. And I'm excited to get in another race besides the 24 hours."

-source: gmrm

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Alex Gurney , Jon Fogarty , Jimmie Johnson , Bob Stallings