Hendrick Motorsports has signed a two-year contract extension with Jimmie Johnson and sponsor Lowe’s, keeping the six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion behind the wheel of the No. 48 Chevrolet SS through to the end of the 2017 season.
“Lowe’s has a longstanding history with NASCAR and knows its fans are some of the most loyal in all of sports,” Lowe’s chief marketing officer Tom Lamb said in a statement. “Our partnership with Jimmie and Hendrick Motorsports has been an amazing ride as we chase history, and more than 265,000 Lowe’s employees are proud to be part of such a legacy.”
Johnson will soon enter his 12th NASCAR Chase for Sprint Cup, a playoff berth he earned after posting four wins at Atlanta, Texas, Kansas and Dover and leading the points standings for much of the year. If his bid for the Sprint Cup is successful, it will be another landmark achievement in the hugely successful history of Lowe’s, JJ and the No. 48 car.
“My relationship with Lowe’s and Hendrick Motorsports means so much,” Johnson said. “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.”