Jimmy Johnson is an American professional stock car driver. He is a seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. Johnson has raced in several cup series throughout his career. He is the only driver in NASCAR history to have won five consecutive championships. He won 83 races in his career and finished in the top five 221 times.
|celebrated name:||Jimmy Johnson|
|Real name/Full name:||Jimmy Kenneth Johnson|
|Age:||46 years old|
|Date of birth:||September 17, 1975|
|Birthplace:||El Cajon, California, United States|
|Sexual orientation:||Straight ahead|
|Wife/husband (name):||Chandra Janway (m. 2004)|
|Children:||Yes (Genevieve Marie Johnson, Lydia Norriss Johnson)|
|Profession:||American professional stock car driver|
|Net worth in 2022:||$180 million|
Jimmie Johnson Biography
Jimmy Johnson was born in El Cajon, California, on September 17, 1975, to Gary Ernest Johnson and Catherine Ellen “Cathy” Johnson. He started riding when he was four years old. He attended Granite Hills High School, graduating in 1993.
Jimmie Johnson Age, height, weight
Jimmy Johnson was born on September 17, 1975 and is 46 years old as of 2022. His height is 1.80 m and he weighs 79 kg.
Jimmy Johnson won the championship in the 60cc class when he was seven years old. He won several championships in the 1990s and first at Chicagoland Speedway in 2001. He was working for Herzog Motorsports at the time and left in 2001.
As of the 2002 season, he was a full-time racer. His first career win came in the NAPA Auto Parts 500 at Auto Club Speedway. He won the Pocono Raceway, Kansas Speedway and Coca-Cola 600 in 2003. Johnson won the Lowe’s Motor Speedway in 2005.
Johnson won the Daytona 500 and the UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 in 2006. He won ten races during the 2007 season. After the 2008 season, he became the first driver in NASCAR Cup Series history to win three consecutive championships. He won his fourth consecutive championship in 2009. In 2010 he won his fifth consecutive championship.
In 2012, he finished 14th in the Budweiser Shootout. This was followed by a second-place finish at the Samsung Mobile 500. Johnson also won the Bojangles’ Southern 500 that year. He later won the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race in 2013.
He won the Budweiser Duel in 2015. In 2016, he won his seventh championship. In 2017, he won the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 and the Food City 500 consecutively.
Jimmie Johnson Achievements and Awards
Jimmy Johnson won the NASCAR EA Cover Athlete Award in 2006. He was named ASA’s National Tour Rookie of the Year in 1998. In 2009, he was named AP Male Athlete of the Year. Johnson has won the Driver of the Year Award five times in his career. In 2011 and 2012, he was named one of Forbes’ “Most Influential Athletes”. He has many other achievements.
Jimmie Johnson’s Net Worth in 2022
Jimmie Johnson’s net worth is valued at over $180 million as of June 2022. He amassed this fortune by competing in a number of races during his career. He has also competed in the Race of Champions. His career achievements include 83 championships, 335 top-ten finishes and 35 pole positions. Johnson has also appeared in numerous movies and TV shows and hosted ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” He has appeared in music videos, video games and on magazine covers.
Jimmie Johnson is widely regarded as one of the world’s most popular stock car drivers. He has 11 Dover International Speedway wins and 8 Charlotte Motor Speedway wins. He is the most successful active driver in the modern era of NASCAR. He has donated money to various charities.
Jimmie Johnson Wife, Marriage
Jimmy Johnson married Chandra Janway in 2004 after they knew each other for two years. Genevieve Marie Johnson and Lydia Norriss Johnson are the couple’s two daughters.
In 2006, he founded the Jimmie Johnson Foundation to help needy children and families. He opened Jimmie Johnson’s Victory Lanes in 2007. In 2014, he joined the Ban Bossy campaign to promote female leadership.