Hendrick Motorsports has won nine Nascar championships in the last decade and currently fields teams in the sanctioning body’s top two divisions the Nextel Cup Series and Busch Series.
Jimmie Johnson began driving a full Nascar Nextel Cup season with Hendrick Motorsports in 2002. Jimmie Johnson was the first rookie in Nextel Cup Series history to lead the points standing and clinched 3 wins that year, one in California and two at Dover.
Jimmie Johnson finished the 2003 Nascar Nextel Cup season second in the points standings with three wins, Charlotte and twice at New Hampshire, Team Lowe’s Racing won two poles, Pocono and Kansas. Jimmie Johnson also won the Nascar Nextel Cup All-Star Challenge at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in 2003.
Jimmie Johnson and Team Lowe’s Racing capped off the 2004 Nascar season with a second-place finish in the inaugural Chase for the Nextel Cup. Johnson visited victory lane 8 times, the most of any Nextel Cup Series driver.
Since the start of his career with Hendrick Motorsports, Jimmie Johnson has been sponsored by Lowe’s.
The Lowe’s story began in North Carolina more than 59 years ago when H. Carl Buchan, part owner of the North Wilkesboro Hardware Company, envisioned creating a chain of hardware stores. At the time, Lowe’s was a typical, small town hardware store selling everything from overalls and snuff to wash tubs and work boots. Lowe’s even sold horse collars at its first store in downtown North Wilkesboro.