Jimmie Johnson is one of the most successful drivers in the history of NASCAR.
Jimmie Johnson has been in a partnership with Lowes since 2001, when Johnson was selected to drive for the new No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team. Now, the sponsor-driver-team relationship has become one of the most successful in NASCAR history.
Lowe’s has been involved with NASCAR since1960, and has been Johnson’s primary sponsor for each of his 497 career Sprint Cup starts. Jimmie explained a while back that he’s incredibly lucky to have the partnership tat he has with Lowes.
“My relationship with Lowe’s and Hendrick Motorsports means so much. To me, this just reinforces how committed Lowe’s is to our sport and to our partnership. 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.”
Rick Hendrick has also spoken great things about the partnership between Lowes and Johnson. He has spoken highly of their dedication over such a long period of time. (But let’s face it, Lowes didn’t get too bad of a deal!)
“Lowe’s history in racing goes back more than 50 years. Their dedication over that time, not only to Hendrick Motorsports but to the NASCAR community and our fans, has been absolutely incredible. We’re fortunate to work with a company that’s truly passionate about our sport and shares many of our organization’s core values. The contributions Jimmie and Chad have made to Hendrick Motorsports can’t be overstated. When Lowe’s took a chance by sponsoring the No. 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.”
Now after more than 14 seasons of partnership, Rick is preparing to announce a new deal with Lowes “probably anytime” over the next 3-4 weeks. This is HUGE news for Jimmie’s future, because we’re almost positive that it will be yet another contract extension!
This is huge for NASCAR in general, as it will continue to be the most successful partnership in NASCAR history. That says a lot about Lowes AND Jimmie Johnson.
Our hopes are high, and we CANNOT wait for Hendrick’s announcement!