Jimmie Johnson NASCAR, Wife, Net Worth & Exclusive Facts

Published Date: 17 Feb, 2020 Updated date: 17 Feb, 2020 By Celebs Podium

The first meeting Jimmie Johnson and his future wife Chandra Janway went well and thanks to Jeff Gordon. As of now, the couple is not only husband and wife but also the parents of two.

Jimmie Johnson is an American professional stock car racing driver who is a seven-time champion in the NASCAR Cup Series. Currently, he is a full-time competitor in the series, driving the No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Hendrick Motorsports.

Jimmie Johnson Bio; Parents, Family

Jimmie Kenneth Johnson was born on 17 September 1975 in El Cajon, California. He is the son of Gary Ernest Johnson and Catherine Ellen Dunnill. His father used to drive a truck for B.F. Goodrich and his mother Cathy drove a school bus for extra money.

Johnson has two younger brothers; Jarit & Jessie Johnson. He pursued his high school education from Granite Hills High School in his hometown.

His Racing Career

Jimmie started to compete in motorsports at the age of four and eventually won his first championship in motorcycle racing when he was eight years old. He and began stock car racing with his team, Herzog Motorsports in 1998. In 2000, he moved to the NASCAR Busch Series (now Xfinity Series).

Afterward, Johnson moved to Hendrick Motorsports in the Winston Cup Series in 2002. He finished fifth in the points in his first full season, was second in 2003 and 2004, and fifth in 2005. He won his first Cup Series championship in 2006 and won until 2010, being the first and only driver in NASCAR history to win five consecutive championships.

A look at Jimmie Johnson’s NASCAR career (Video: YouTube)

Jimmie finished sixth in the points standings in the 2011 season and third in 2012. He then won his sixth championship in 2013 and seventh in 2016. Furthermore, he won Daytona 500 two times in 2006 and 2013. From 2002 to 2017, he recorded seven championships, 83 career race wins, 222 top fives, 341 top tens, and 35 pole positions.

How Much Is Jimmie Johnson’s Net Worth?

Well, Jimmie is one of the highest-earning NASCAR drivers. He comes as the last remaining driver, making at least $10 million in base salary. He became the Nascar’s highest-paid driver for the second time in three years in 2019.

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Meanwhile, he earned $17.5 million from his Hendrick Motorsports salary and his cut of winnings and licensing in 2018. As of now, he enjoys the net worth of an estimated $160 million.

Meet His Wife Chandra Janway, Children

The 44-year-old currently relishes a married life with his wife Chandra Janway. The pair tied the wedding knot on 10 December 2004. Chandra, aged 41 is a native of Muskogee, Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in business communication.

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Jimmie and Chandra met in 2002 after they were introduced by former race car driver Jeff Gordon. Eventually, they knew each other through Gordon’s then-girlfriend (now wife) Ingrid Vandebosch. They started dating and then got engaged in 2003.


Jimmie Johnson pictured with his wife and two daughters in November 2019 (Picture: Jimmie’s Instagram)

The couple is the proud parents of two children from their marital relationship. They welcomed their first child; a daughter named Genevieve Marie Johnson on 7 July 2010. Later, their second daughter, Lydia Norriss Johnson was born on 6 September 2013. The Johnson family currently resides in a lavish multi-million house located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Some Interesting Facts About Jimmie Johnson

  • Jimmie and his wife Chandra launched Jimmie Johnson Foundation in 2006. The foundation works for children, families, and communities in need.
  • His brother Jarit is a former NASCAR competitor; who currently drives a Pro 2 Trophy Truck in the TORC: The Off-Road Championship series. Similarly, his other brother Jessie is also a professional off-road racer.
  • He was ranked No. 1 on Forbes.com’s list of “Most Influential Athletes” for 2011 and 2012.
  • His brother in law Jordan Janway was a skydiving instructor, who was killed in a skydiving accident in March 2014.
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