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GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2009

RATIFIED BILL

RESOLUTION 2010-2

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 1675



A JOINT RESOLUTION honoring Four‑time NASCAR SPRINT CUP champion jimmie johnson.
Whereas, at the age of 34, Jimmie Johnson has had an outstanding career as a race car driver; and

Whereas, Jimmie Johnson began racing on 50cc motorcycles at the age of five and within a few years had moved to the 60cc motorcycle class, winning his first championship at the age of eight; and

Whereas, Jimmie Johnson began competing in the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group Stadium Racing Series and later advanced to off‑road racing; and

Whereas, in 1998, Jimmie Johnson began driving in the American Speed Association Series, earning the title of ASA Pat Schauer Rookie of the Year; and

Whereas, Jimmie Johnson raced in the NASCAR Busch Series beginning in 1998 and posted his first Busch Series win in 2001 at the inaugural race at Chicagoland Speedway; and

Whereas, Jimmie Johnson began his career as a driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2002 driving the Lowe's #48 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports and has been sponsored by North Carolina‑based Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse; and

Whereas, in 2002, Jimmie Johnson became the first rookie in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing to lead in the point standings, claiming three victories in his rookie campaign by winning twice at Dover International Speedway and once at California Speedway, and the first rookie in series history to sweep both races at a track; and

Whereas, in 2003, Jimmie Johnson finished second in the Sprint Cup point standings with three wins, 14 top-five finishes, 20 top-ten finishes, and two poles. He swept the May races at Lowe's Motor Speedway, capturing victories in the All‑Star Race and the Coca‑Cola 600, and won two races at New Hampshire International Raceway; and






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