A Rap Board for Race Fans
Welcome to Race Rap! A Rap Board for Race Fans
Top News
The Plain Truth News
Dec 7, 2018 -
December 7th 1941 May we never forget the "A date which will live in INFAMY"

The Plain Truth News
Dec 7, 2018 -
December 7th 1941 May we never forget the "A date which will live in INFAMY"

OTHER News
Dec 4, 2018 -
'Swerve of the century!': Racer, 20, rejected by SNOWBALL derby model

The Plain Truth News
Dec 4, 2018 -
Today in The Plain Truth

The Plain Truth News
Dec 4, 2018 -
HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Obituary Notice News
Nov 21, 2018 -
Female jet dragster, 24, Killed in a horror crash at a Florida racetrack

OTHER News
Nov 18, 2018 -
Teenage F3 driver and four others taken to hospital after her car flies through the air at 170mph

OTHER News
Nov 18, 2018 -
SHOCK: Motorcycle racing star grabs rival brake at 140mph!


Please patronize our sponsors!
The Plain Truth - News Like You


Tamco Paint.Com NOW ONLINE


Tamco Marine-Fleet-OEM Coatings

Legend
  4:35am   Past Hour
  3:35am   1-4 hrs old
  12:35am   4-12 hrs
  4:35pm   12-24 hrs
  4:35am   Over 24 hrs
     Registered Key
     Referred Key
RaceRap News & Messageboard  Page topnews: Viewing Top News Article
   Viewing Top News Article
Driver & Team Press Releases

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Jarit Johnson Enters Jimmie Johnson Foundation 150 at Phoenix International
Apr 7, 2008 - updated Apr 7th, 2008 10:46pm
Web posted by

Avondale, Ariz --

Monday April 7, 2008

Jarit Johnson announced today his entry into the Jimmie Johnson Foundation 150 NASCAR Camping World West Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Johnson will pilot the no.09 Jimmie Johnson Foundation Chevrolet for long time race team owner Dick Midgley. Johnson got the call from Midgley last Friday and the deal was agreed to by that afternoon. Both Midgley and (Jarit) Johnson agreed to promote further awareness to the Jimmie Johnson Foundation by providing primary sponsorship on the car. It will be Johnson's first-ever time racing at the Phoenix track and his first appearance in the Camping World West Series. Despite the short notice and lack of track time Johnson feels confident about having a good run.

"I want to thank Dick Midgley and the Jimmie Johnson Foundation for giving me this opportunity," expressed Johnson. "I have been to Phoenix before but never raced there. But that's OK with me. I welcome the challenge and am confident we can have a good run. That's my main goal is to have a solid finish and gain further awareness for the Jimmie Johnson Foundation."

Team owner Dick Midgley needed a driver for the event and once the race title was named the Jimmie Johnson Foundation 150 he recalled there being a younger brother to the two-time Sprint Cup Champion (Jimmie Johnson). Midgley did a bit of research to find younger brother Jarit Johnson. And after seeing his 2007 resume, which included 8-wins and 4-poles at the famed Hickory Motor Speedway, he decided to track him down.

"I found his phone number through a chain of people and just called him up. Jarit was on board right away," said Midgley. "But what impressed me the most was he wanted to come out early and help get the car in order. He rounded up a few crew guys to come and help. Jarit wanted to get hands on and involved more than just showing up and driving."

Johnson will have to learn fast at driving a new track and new car. But he'll have some solid advice nearby in his older brother, who has one win and four top fives at the track. The Sprint Cup champion also will participate in pre-race ceremonies, and the Jimmie Johnson Foundation will host a special reception during the race in one of PIR's luxury suites. Tickets for the reception have been donated to the Jimmie Johnson Foundation's partner program organizations as well as PIR's charitable partner, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix.

"This is an exciting opportunity for the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and the charities that Jimmie and I are passionate about helping," said Chandra Johnson, co-founder of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation. "I'm obviously pretty familiar with pre-race ceremonies but this is the first time I will be a part of them. I am excited that some special friends of the foundation are going to help me with the command to start engines."

Practice for the Camping World West Series Jimmie Johnson Foundation 150 begins at 8am Thursday April 10th. Qualifying starts at 2pm with the Green Flag start at 7:15pm. For more information on Jarit Johnson visit: www.JaritJohnson.com For further information on the Jimmie Johnson Foundation visit: www.JimmieJohnsonFoundation.com

Catch the race Live on HD Network at 10pm EST. Re-air 12pm Est. April 23rd on SPEED TV

Jarit Johnson Racing Contact: Shawn Stewart (704) 658-7265 shawn@racingsolution.net


Home  |  Contact

(c) Copyright 2018 RaceRap, LLC

[ Go To Top of Page ]

Tracksdie Weather


Driver Web Sites - Click Here

Advertisers









Tracks

Click Here for entire list of tracks and series

RaceRap News & Photo Page
RaceRap News & Photo Page

Dillon Motor Speedway
Dillon Motor Speedway

Caraway Speedway
Caraway Speedway

Hickory Motor Speedway
Hickory Motor Speedway

Driver & Team Press Releases
Driver & Team Press Releases

Florence Motor Speedway
Florence Motor Speedway

Coastal Plains Raceway Park
Coastal Plains Raceway Park

Richmond International Raceway
Richmond International Raceway

Myrtle Beach Speedway
Myrtle Beach Speedway

Southside Speedway
Southside Speedway

Southern National Motorsports Park
Southern National Motorsports Park

Mountain View Speedway
Mountain View Speedway

Editorial

Lonesome Pine Raceway
Lonesome Pine Raceway

ACE Speedway
ACE Speedway

Wake County Speedway
Wake County Speedway



Series

Click Here for entire list of tracks and series

Pass Series Racing
Pass Series Racing

UARA Series
UARA Series

MiniStock Mayhem Series
MiniStock Mayhem Series

South East Limited Late Models Series
South East Limited Late Models Series


RaceRap, LLC

RaceRap