Jimmie Johnson stays with Hendrick Motorsport
Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson has extended his contract with Hendrick Motorsport. The contract has been extended for two more seasons and it’s been a natural turn of events for the Californian driver who made clear that he’d love to stay with the team for which he has been driving since his Sprint Cup debut in 2001. In addition to Hendrick Motorsport extension, Johnson has also extended his contract with Lowe’s, his main sponsor since 2002.
I'm employed for two more years!
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) September 14, 2015
“My relationship with Lowe’s and Hendrick Motorsports means so much. It says a lot to have one sponsor and one team for this amount of time. I couldn’t be prouder to represent everyone at Lowe’s and Hendrick Motorsports. This is my home, and I’m looking forward to many more victories together as a team.” commented Johnson who scored 74 Sprint Cup wins with Hendrick Motorsport.
Team owner Rick Hendrick said: “The contributions Jimmie and Chad [Knaus] have made to Hendrick Motorsports can’t be overstated. When Lowe’s took a chance by sponsoring the #48 team back in 2001, we never could’ve envisioned the results. It’s a championship combination and genuine partnership that we’re proud to continue and committed to develop even further.”
Jimmie Johnson currently shares the Sprint Cup standings with Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth with 2012 points and has secured himself a place in the Chase.