Jimmie Johnson is an American professional auto racing driver who is a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion. Johnson competed full-time in the series from 2002 to 2020, driving the No. 48 Chevrolet with Hendrick Motorsports, before transitioning to open-wheel racing. He won five consecutive Sprint Cup championships from 2006 to 2010. He is also a two-time winner of the Daytona 500, winning in 2006 and 2013. Between 2002 and 2017, Johnson recorded seven championships, 83 career race wins, 222 top fives, 341 top tens, and 35 pole positions.
Born Jimmie Kenneth Johnson on September 17, 1975 in El Cajon, California, to parents Catherine Ellen Dunnill and Gary Ernest Johnson, he has two younger brothers named Jarit and Jessie. Johnson began racing on motorcycles when he was four years old. After graduating from Granite Hills High School he competed in off-road series. He began racing for Hendrick Motorsports in 2002. He has been married to Chandra Janway since December 10, 2004. They have two daughters, Lydia and Genevieve.
Jimmie Johnson Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 17 September 1975
Birth Place: El Cajon, California, USA
Birth Name: Jimmie Kenneth Johnson
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Occupation: Auto racing driver
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Jimmie Johnson Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 165 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 75 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 11″
Height in Meters: 1.80 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Shoe Size: 15 (US)
Jimmie Johnson Family Details:
Father: Gary Ernest Johnson
Mother: Catherine Ellen Dunnill
Spouse/Wife: Chandra Janway (m. 2004)
Children: Genevieve Marie Johnson (Daughter) (b. July 7, 2010), Lydia Norriss Johnson (Daughter)
Siblings: Jarit (Younger Brother), Jessie (Younger Brother)
Jimmie Johnson Education:
Granite Hills High School
Books: On the Road, Looking Into Black Bottom: The Life Story of Jimmie A. Johnson
Jimmie Johnson Facts:
*He was born on September 17, 1975 in El Cajon, California, USA.
*He started racing motorcycles at the age of four.
*He was an avid swimmer in high school.
*He started racing in the American Speed Association (ASA) series in 1998.
*He started racing full time in the Winston Cup Series in 2002.
*Runner-up for the 2002 Nascar Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year, and runner-up for the 2003 Nascar Winston Cup Series Championship
*He became the first race car driver to be named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 2009.
*He became the only driver to win five Sprint Cup Series Championships in a row in 2010.
*Visit his official website: www.jimmiejohnson.com
*Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.