How to celebrate Jimmie Johnson Day on 4/8

George Winkler

Seven. Eighty-three. Forty-eight.

For NASCAR fans, that combination of numbers can mean only one thing: Jimmie Johnson.

The Hendrick Motorsports driver has captivated us for more than 20 years, through seven championships and 83 NASCAR Cup Series wins, and in this, his final full-time season, we‘re handing over the keys to the city and declaring April 8 (4/8) Jimmie Johnson Day in honor of the driver of the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet.

What can we say? We‘re into numbers, and NASCAR Digital and Social have a full 4/8 day of content for you to engage with (use #JJDay). Below are the highlights, but for more content throughout the day, please check out and the official NASCAR accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

NASCAR Digital

Forty-eight reasons to love Jimmie Johnson: Steve Luvender offers his unique take on why people should be enamored with “Seven-Time.” From the serious (two-time Daytona 500 winner) to the humorous (he has the best beard ever) stick around for the full 48. | READ MORE

Evolution of Jimmie Johnson’s look: With 83 wins, you can‘t expect every Victory Lane to look the same. Whether it was sporty shades, leather jackets or Superman capes, Johnson wore it well. Check out some of Johnson‘s best looks through the years. | READ MORE

Most memorable paint schemes: Shamu, Madagascar, Dover White, patriotic, Ally‘s tribute to “Butch” and the list goes on. Who‘s Butch? Flip through the schemes to find out why he‘s such a big friend of Jimmie Johnson. | READ MORE

This Day in Jimmie Johnson history: Lots of big days for one successful hombre — including April 8. Our resident funnyman, @nascarcasm, plots out a calendar worth of JJ Days for the entire year. | READ MORE

Face morph: Clean-shaven, stubbly, marathon-tested and, well, you get the picture. Watch Jimmie Johnson‘s face change through the years. For fun, hit pause on the video and see which look you get. | WATCH VIDEO

All he does is win: Like we said, there are 83 Cup victories, and you can enjoy them all from the first in 2002 at his hometown track of Auto Club Speedway to the most recent in 2017 at Dover International Speedway to tie Cale Yarborough for sixth place on the all-time win list.  | READ MORE

Memorable moments: From early beginnings to seven-time success, relive all the milestones, including off-track moments like starting the Jimmie Johnson Foundation with wife Chandra, earning AP Male Athlete of the Year and running the Boston Marathon. | READ MORE

What drivers are saying: Brad Keselowski, Erik Jones, Aric Almirola and others in the sport share their favorite memories of Jimmie Johnson. | READ MORE

What’s Jimmie up to now: The future NASCAR Hall of Famer dishes on his iRacing adventures and if 2020 will be his final season in light of the COVID-19 pandemic putting the season on hold. | READ MORE


One of the highlights from a full day of social programming is a schedule of races that will be streamed starting at 8 a.m. ET on NASCAR‘s Twitter and Facebook channels:

— 2006 Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
— 2013 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway
— 2007 Crown Royal Presents The Jim Stewart 400 (available on Team Chevy’s Facebook)

In addition, share your favorite Jimmie Johnson moment, selfie, photos and more using #JJDay and visiting the NASCAR Twitter account.

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