By Todd Schafer on January 21, 2014
Jimmie Kenneth Johnson, the winner of this year’s Nascar Sprint Cup, has been racing for practically his entire life. He started off racing motorcycles when he was only four years old and continued to follow his passion for motorsports even after graduating high school, when he started racing in off-road series. He won rookie of the year awards in the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group, SCORE International and Short-course Off-road Drivers Association series before moving on to stock car racing in 1998.
He started racing in NASCAR thirteen years ago, in 2000, when it was still called the NASCAR Busch Series. Two years after making it to the big show he started racing for Hendrick Motorsports in 2002 in the Sprint Cup Series. Jimmie finished fifth in the points his first year, second his second year, second his third year, and fifth his fourth year before finally obtaining his [...]