Fast Facts

  • Began his career racing 50cc motorcycles when he was 5 years old.
  • In 2002, he became the first rookie to sweep both Cup-series races at a track (Dover International Speedway).
  • Joined Hendrick Motorsports in 2002.
  • Established the Jimmie Johnson Foundation in 2006.
  • First won the Daytona 500 in 2006.
  • Won the Chase for the Sprint Cup five years straight, from 2006 to 2010. 
  • Named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 2009, the first time a driver had won the award.
  • Has his own video game, Jimmie Johnson's Anything with an Engine, released in 2011.
  • Was named Driver of the Year for the fifth time in 2013, breaking Jeff Gordon's four-time record.


  • Gary Johnson — Father
  • Chandra Johnson — Wife
  • Cathy Johnson — Mother
  • Jessie Johnson — Brother
  • Genevieve Marie Johnson — Daughter
  • Jarit Johnson — Brother
  • Lydia Norriss Johnson — Daughter


  • Birth Name: James Kenneth Johnson
  • Birth Place: El Cajon, California, United States
  • Profession: NASCAR driver

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