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Seven-time NASCAR Champion, First Racing Driver to be Named AP’s Male Athlete of the Year; Four-Time Richard Petty Driver of the Year, Founder of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation & Driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports

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 Jimmie Johnson Biography

Jimmie Johnson is one of the most accomplished professional athletes of his era. The only race car driver in history to be named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year, he is a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, sharing the all-time record with stock car racing icons Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. He is the author of one of the greatest championship runs ever seen in sports and continues to break new ground with his accomplishments both on and off the track.

With an appeal that extends well beyond racing, Johnson has been supported since 2002 by Lowe's Home Improvement, his one and only primary sponsor for his entire Cup Series career. Hours after winning his sixth championship, Johnson was the first athlete ever to co-host ESPN's flagship news show, "SportsCenter." He has been a guest on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," "The Late, Late Show with James Corden," "LIVE with Kelly and Ryan," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America" and "Ellen." Johnson made a cameo on NBC's "Superstore" and was a presenter at the 51st annual Country Music Association Awards. He has appeared as himself numerous times in scripted series, including on Nickelodeon's animated "Bubble Guppies" and as character "Jiminy Johnson" on Disney's "Mickey and the Roadster Racers." In print, he has twice been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, along with publications such as Success, Parade and TV Guide. Johnson has been profiled by lifestyle magazines Architectural Digest and Garden and Gun with wife Chandra and in The New York Times style section.

Away from the track, Johnson focuses on his rigorous and well-documented fitness regimen. An avid cyclist, runner and swimmer, he has competed in numerous half marathons and triathlons, including a half Ironman where he placed 15th overall. His attitude toward training and fitness is contagious as he has motivated other drivers, crew members, fans and journalists to embrace health and wellness. Johnson's outside interests have landed him on NBC's coverage of both the Olympics and Tour de France and on the cover of Men's Fitness magazine.

In 2006, the Johnsons launched the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, which is dedicated to helping children, families and communities in need. It focuses on funding K-12 public education, primarily through the Jimmie Johnson Foundation/Lowe's Toolbox for Education Champions Grant program and the annual Helmet of Hope initiative. Grants have been awarded nationwide to hundreds of school projects focused on science and technology, health and fitness programs, trade-based programs, school improvements, language and literary programs, and the arts. The foundation raises funds through an annual golf tournament and a series of special events held throughout the year. To date, more than $11 million has been contributed to various organizations.

Johnson learned the value of giving back through his upbringing. Growing up in working-class El Cajon, California, just outside San Diego, Johnson was a motorcycle prodigy at a very early age. With the support of his family, Johnson's racing career started on 50cc motorcycles at the age of 5. His father Gary worked for a tire company while mother Cathy drove a school bus. With Jimmie and younger brothers Jarit and Jessie in tow, the family spent most weekends camping and doing what they loved - racing on two wheels and dirt up and down the west coast.

At just 8 years old, Johnson won a 60cc class local track championship despite sustaining a severe knee injury with several races remaining and finishing the season in a cast. From motorcycles, Johnson graduated to the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group Stadium Racing Series, where he had even more success.

A 1993 meeting arranged by Johnson's mentor, supercross champion Rick Johnson (no relation), proved fortuitous. While racing at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Rick introduced Jimmie to Herb Fishel, the executive director of General Motors Racing. The protégé lived up to his billing, impressing Fishel with driving ability and business acumen. Fishel kept his eye on Johnson that year and later helped him land with an off-road racing team.

Johnson seized the opportunity, spending the next few years driving buggies and trucks in off-road stadium and desert races. He also improved his ability to connect with fans and potential sponsors by reporting for ESPN in the Short Course Off-Road Drivers Association Series (SODA). In 1995, the effort paid off in another way as Johnson met future car owners Stan and Randy Herzog while working in the series.

In 1996, Johnson began driving the Herzog brothers' off-road truck. After two years, he was ready for the next opportunity and crafted a proposal for Fishel, who gave the owners and their ambitious driver a shot. In 1998, Johnson climbed behind the wheel of an American Speed Association (ASA) car for his first taste of pavement racing. His ASA victories opened the door for his move to NASCAR.

Johnson had success in the competitive NASCAR Xfinity Series, running a full schedule for the Herzog family from 1998-2001. He racked up 24 top-10 finishes and his first career NASCAR win at Chicagoland Speedway in 2001. But midway through the season he received news that his sponsor would not return and the team would potentially fold. Concerned for his future, Johnson boldly introduced himself to legendary NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon. The conversation would change his life.

Perennial championship contender Hendrick Motorsports was starting a fourth team. In the following weeks, Johnson met with NASCAR Hall of Fame team owner Rick Hendrick, Gordon and potential sponsor Lowe's Home Improvement. He signed with Hendrick Motorsports in September 2000 and began his NASCAR Cup Series career with a three-race schedule in 2001.

Now in his 17th full season in the Cup Series and behind the wheel of a brand new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 race car, Johnson will continue his quest for a record-breaking eighth title. He is the all-time winningest Cup driver at Dover (11 wins), Charlotte (eight wins), Texas (seven wins), Fontana (six wins), Las Vegas (four wins) and Kansas (three wins, tied with Gordon). He is the only driver to have qualified for the championship-deciding NASCAR Cup Series playoffs every year since its inception in 2004 and has averaged more than five wins per season throughout his career.

Johnson married Chandra Janway in 2004 and is a father to daughters Genevieve Marie and Lydia Norriss. He has a vested interest in art and photography as Chandra owns SOCO Art Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the family resides. Johnson is also a partner in Charlotte-based restaurant SouthBound, which opened in 2017 and features authentic, made-from-scratch Mexican street food with a Southern California twist. He also has longtime personal relationships with blue-chip brands such as Gatorade and Seiko watches. Johnson is an avid snow skier and enjoys spending time in Colorado and New York City.

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Jimmie Johnson

Seven-time NASCAR Champion, First Racing Driver to be Named AP’s Male Athlete of the Year; Four-Time Richard Petty Driver of the Year, Founder of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation & Driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports

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Jimmie Johnson Biography

Jimmie Johnson is one of the most accomplished professional athletes of his era. The only race car driver in history to be named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year, he is a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, sharing the all-time record with stock car racing icons Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. He is the author of one of the greatest championship runs ever seen in sports and continues to break new ground with his accomplishments both on and off the track.

With an appeal that extends well beyond racing, Johnson has been supported since 2002 by Lowe's Home Improvement, his one and only primary sponsor for his entire Cup Series career. Hours after winning his sixth championship, Johnson was the first athlete ever to co-host ESPN's flagship news show, "SportsCenter." He has been a guest on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," "The Late, Late Show with James Corden," "LIVE with Kelly and Ryan," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America" and "Ellen." Johnson made a cameo on NBC's "Superstore" and was a presenter at the 51st annual Country Music Association Awards. He has appeared as himself numerous times in scripted series, including on Nickelodeon's animated "Bubble Guppies" and as character "Jiminy Johnson" on Disney's "Mickey and the Roadster Racers." In print, he has twice been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, along with publications such as Success, Parade and TV Guide. Johnson has been profiled by lifestyle magazines Architectural Digest and Garden and Gun with wife Chandra and in The New York Times style section.

Away from the track, Johnson focuses on his rigorous and well-documented fitness regimen. An avid cyclist, runner and swimmer, he has competed in numerous half marathons and triathlons, including a half Ironman where he placed 15th overall. His attitude toward training and fitness is contagious as he has motivated other drivers, crew members, fans and journalists to embrace health and wellness. Johnson's outside interests have landed him on NBC's coverage of both the Olympics and Tour de France and on the cover of Men's Fitness magazine.

In 2006, the Johnsons launched the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, which is dedicated to helping children, families and communities in need. It focuses on funding K-12 public education, primarily through the Jimmie Johnson Foundation/Lowe's Toolbox for Education Champions Grant program and the annual Helmet of Hope initiative. Grants have been awarded nationwide to hundreds of school projects focused on science and technology, health and fitness programs, trade-based programs, school improvements, language and literary programs, and the arts. The foundation raises funds through an annual golf tournament and a series of special events held throughout the year. To date, more than $11 million has been contributed to various organizations.

Johnson learned the value of giving back through his upbringing. Growing up in working-class El Cajon, California, just outside San Diego, Johnson was a motorcycle prodigy at a very early age. With the support of his family, Johnson's racing career started on 50cc motorcycles at the age of 5. His father Gary worked for a tire company while mother Cathy drove a school bus. With Jimmie and younger brothers Jarit and Jessie in tow, the family spent most weekends camping and doing what they loved - racing on two wheels and dirt up and down the west coast.

At just 8 years old, Johnson won a 60cc class local track championship despite sustaining a severe knee injury with several races remaining and finishing the season in a cast. From motorcycles, Johnson graduated to the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group Stadium Racing Series, where he had even more success.

A 1993 meeting arranged by Johnson's mentor, supercross champion Rick Johnson (no relation), proved fortuitous. While racing at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Rick introduced Jimmie to Herb Fishel, the executive director of General Motors Racing. The protégé lived up to his billing, impressing Fishel with driving ability and business acumen. Fishel kept his eye on Johnson that year and later helped him land with an off-road racing team.

Johnson seized the opportunity, spending the next few years driving buggies and trucks in off-road stadium and desert races. He also improved his ability to connect with fans and potential sponsors by reporting for ESPN in the Short Course Off-Road Drivers Association Series (SODA). In 1995, the effort paid off in another way as Johnson met future car owners Stan and Randy Herzog while working in the series.

In 1996, Johnson began driving the Herzog brothers' off-road truck. After two years, he was ready for the next opportunity and crafted a proposal for Fishel, who gave the owners and their ambitious driver a shot. In 1998, Johnson climbed behind the wheel of an American Speed Association (ASA) car for his first taste of pavement racing. His ASA victories opened the door for his move to NASCAR.

Johnson had success in the competitive NASCAR Xfinity Series, running a full schedule for the Herzog family from 1998-2001. He racked up 24 top-10 finishes and his first career NASCAR win at Chicagoland Speedway in 2001. But midway through the season he received news that his sponsor would not return and the team would potentially fold. Concerned for his future, Johnson boldly introduced himself to legendary NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon. The conversation would change his life.

Perennial championship contender Hendrick Motorsports was starting a fourth team. In the following weeks, Johnson met with NASCAR Hall of Fame team owner Rick Hendrick, Gordon and potential sponsor Lowe's Home Improvement. He signed with Hendrick Motorsports in September 2000 and began his NASCAR Cup Series career with a three-race schedule in 2001.

Now in his 17th full season in the Cup Series and behind the wheel of a brand new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 race car, Johnson will continue his quest for a record-breaking eighth title. He is the all-time winningest Cup driver at Dover (11 wins), Charlotte (eight wins), Texas (seven wins), Fontana (six wins), Las Vegas (four wins) and Kansas (three wins, tied with Gordon). He is the only driver to have qualified for the championship-deciding NASCAR Cup Series playoffs every year since its inception in 2004 and has averaged more than five wins per season throughout his career.

Johnson married Chandra Janway in 2004 and is a father to daughters Genevieve Marie and Lydia Norriss. He has a vested interest in art and photography as Chandra owns SOCO Art Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the family resides. Johnson is also a partner in Charlotte-based restaurant SouthBound, which opened in 2017 and features authentic, made-from-scratch Mexican street food with a Southern California twist. He also has longtime personal relationships with blue-chip brands such as Gatorade and Seiko watches. Johnson is an avid snow skier and enjoys spending time in Colorado and New York City.

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  • Episode 1 - Formulated for Boston - Jimmie Johnson - YouTube
    From NASCAR to the Marathon, watch what motivates 7x NASCAR Champion, Jimmie Johnson as he prepares for his first Boston Marathon.
  • Jimmie Johnson triggers massive wreck, goes on to win The Clash ...
    Despite triggering a late crash that took out multiple drivers, Jimmie Johnson was able to claim the checkered flag at The Clash. See what ...
  • NASCAR Champ Jimmie Johnson Shows Off The Sprint Cup Trophy ...

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  • How much does it cost to book Jimmie Johnson?

    Booking fees for Jimmie Johnson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jimmie Johnson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jimmie Johnson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jimmie Johnson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jimmie Johnson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jimmie Johnson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jimmie Johnson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jimmie Johnson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jimmie Johnson for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Jimmie Johnson generally travels from El Cajon, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jeff Gordon, Don Shula, Mike Ditka, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Bill Belichick. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jimmie Johnson for an upcoming event.

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  • Episode 1 - Formulated for Boston - Jimmie Johnson - YouTube
    From NASCAR to the Marathon, watch what motivates 7x NASCAR Champion, Jimmie Johnson as he prepares for his first Boston Marathon.
    Jimmie Johnson triggers massive wreck, goes on to win The Clash ...
    Despite triggering a late crash that took out multiple drivers, Jimmie Johnson was able to claim the checkered flag at The Clash. See what ...
  • NASCAR Champ Jimmie Johnson Shows Off The Sprint Cup Trophy ...

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