Seven-time NASCAR Cup Collection Champion Jimmie Johnson is likely one of the most dominant and, arguably, the best NASCAR driver of all time. The 47-year-old is thought to be a real gentleman by his followers and most of the people inside and out of doors the game.
The 2012 NASCAR Cup Collection Champion Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson raced alongside and towards one another for a few years, concerned in a powerful battle for race wins and championships. Keselowski not too long ago recalled his primary story with Johnson that confirmed his class and empathy.
In an interview with Racer.com, Keselowski described the time he acquired right into a wreck at Highway Atlanta in 2011 throughout a check drive, following a brake failure. It was Johnson who rapidly acquired out of his automobile to assist him. He additionally stated that given the previous #48 driver’s success in NASCAR, he didn’t have the ego he was entitled to.
“My No. 1 story for Jimmie is after I had a wreck at Highway Atlanta in a check, and everybody else drove by however him; he stopped and helped. He had a sure class to him within the sense of empathy. He was by no means an ego man. I assume all of us have our egos, however his ego, given his efficiency, was extremely low, which I revered about him and nonetheless respect about him to at the present time.”
“California cool” – Brad Keselowski showers excessive reward on Jimmie Johnson
Additional within the interview, RFK Racing proprietor Brad Keselowski stated one factor he admires about Jimmie Johnson is his calmness and the mindset he brings to the desk. He calls it the ‘California cool’ mentality.
“What all the time impressed me essentially the most — in retrospective — about Jimmie is simply how cool and calm he all the time appeared. In quite a lot of environments, surrounded by some individuals that would rile you up fairly rapidly, and the way he was all the time California cool. I’ve a large amount of respect for that as a result of he discovered a strategy to ship in some robust spots.”
The 47-year-old is about to make his NASCAR Cup Collection return within the 2023 season as an owner-driver after retiring from the sequence on the finish of the 2020 season.
Jimmie Johnson will subsequent be seen in motion within the Cup Collection on the iconic Daytona 500 at Daytona Worldwide Speedway on 19 February, 2023.