NASCAR is one of the top sports watched in the United States. It turns the top drivers into legends and Jimmie Johnson is one of the top drivers in this sport today. With his overwhelming success, Johnson has been known to be the one of the most mild-mannered, well-spoken, and humble drivers in NASCAR, despite struggling to connect with his fans. That struggle diminished November 17th as Johnson crossed the finish line, winning his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title in just eight years. “When respect is shown to me or handed out to me, I take that and appreciate it”, says Johnson.
Off the race track, Johnson is just your average family guy. Married to wife, Chani, Johnson is father to his beautiful daughters Genevieve Marie and Lydia Norriss. Imagine carpooling with these kids to school, you’d never be late! Johnson was also the first athlete to co-host for ESPN’s SportsCenter, sitting in with John Anderson and Lindsay Czarniak on several 6 p.m. ET editions.
Great success sometimes comes with draw backs and Jimmie Johnson is a great example of just that. Having to overcome his lack of popularity with fans, in spite of his many championship titles, Johnson continued to succeed giving a reason for fans to have a change of heart. With his humble nature, family support, and love for racing he was able to keep the pedal to the metal and that is why Jimmie Johnson Fits the Mark!
The Fitmark Team