Jimmie Johnson's success as a NASCAR champion doesn't come only from his remarkable skills as a driver but also from the support of his family, especially his two daughters.
Jimmie Johnson is a professional auto racing driver who won the NASCAR Cup Series seven times before retiring from full-time races. The 45-year-old owes his success to his skills and his family's support.
The NASCAR star is the father of two adorable girls and Chandra Janway's husband. He once described his family as "the heart and soul of his fan club" and has never failed to express his love for them.
Jimmie Johnson, his wife Chandra and his daughters Genevieve and Lydia at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship Ford EcoBoost 400 on November 19, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images
GENEVIEVE AND LYDIA
Jimmie adores his daughters - Genevieve and Lydia, and proudly shares their achievements on social media with fans. Just like the race car driver, his girls were also athletes, who enjoyed dirt bike riding and supporting their father.
In July 2020, Johnson and his wife tested positive for coronavirus which made things difficult for the couple.
During one of his final races at Martinsville as a full-time NASCAR driver, his daughters wished him good luck by placing sweet notes in his car. The proud dad revealed images of the notes on Twitter, where 7-year-old Lydia wrote "Dear Daddy, I love you. Go get your trophy. Love, Lydia."
While Genevieve's note read "Dear Daddy, I love you. You always win in my eyes. Love Evie." Despite their well-wishes, Johnson placed 30th at the Martinsville race.
During an interview with ESPN, the father-of-two confessed that he decided to make 2020 his last year as a full-time NASCAR racer, so he could spend more time with his family. The 45-year-old stated that he wished to be "more present" as a father and didn't want life to pass him by with only his trophies by his side.
Chandra Johnson formerly known as Chandra Janway met her husband, Jimmie Johnson in 2002 after she left Oklahoma to become a model in New York.
Her marriage to the NASCAR champion helped her meet important people like Former U.S. President George W. Bush and Barack Obama. She also works with the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, an organization focused on helping families in the USA.
DEALING WITH CORONAVIRUS
In July 2020, Johnson and his wife tested positive for coronavirus which made things difficult for the couple as they needed to be isolated with their daughters, who were virus-free.
The NASCAR star and his wife took precautions by informing the people they came in contact with about their condition. The list included personnel from the race track, which prevented Johnson from racing until he received two negative COVID tests.
The father-of-two is the first NASCAR driver to test positive and had to replaced by Justin Allgaier for the events. NASCAR announced that Johnson would receive a playoff waiver, which made him eligible for the playoffs if he met the requirements.
The 45-year-old confessed that it was difficult for him and his wife to be around their daughters as they couldn't interact with them nor explain what was happening.
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