7-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. And when receiving his ring, his wife Chandra Johnson did the presentation as their two daughters also stood on stage.
It was the highest honor for the 48-year-old NASCAR legend.
Johnson Receives Award Alongside His Family
Essentially Sports reports: “The 48-year-old, now the co-owner of Cup Series team Legacy Motor Club, seemed humbled as NASCAR bestowed one of its highest honors upon him. Johnson’s wife, Chandra Johnson, did her husband’s ring presentation as their two daughters stood on stage in support of their legendary father.”
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Among the other inductees in the class of 2024 were Donnie Allison and Johnson’s long-time crew chief, Chad Knaus. Knaus and Johnson were among the greatest driver-crew chief pairings of all time. They won countless races and championships together, and it was only fitting that the two friends were inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame together. Much like the 48-year-old, Knaus also had his children on stage as he was being inducted.
The 7-time Cup Series champion cut a grateful and emotional figure as he went up to the stage to deliver his Hall of Fame induction speech. He was surrounded by the people he loved the most, and his thousands of fans had a smile on their faces as their hero achieved yet another milestone in his storied NASCAR career.
As he stood on the podium and looked at the audience gathered, the 7-time champion expressed his excitement as the moment got real.
“What an experience in so many…shared so many Hall of Fame, current Hall of Fame members said that the moment’s gonna get real, I think it just happened,” he said.
All About Family and Friends for Johnson
Johnson said his induction was all about the relationships he had developed.
“I realize now, more than ever, how many people played a role in this Hall of Fame induction. Thank you to my family, friends, fans, everyone at Jimmie Johnson Racing, former team members, and teammates. Everyone has been a part of this journey. This success story of 7 championships 83 wins, and now this, is all about relationships.”
Congratulations to NASCAR’s newest Hall of Fame member and his family.