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Drivers to wear visor strips at Kansas highlighting the Jimmie Johnson Foundation


Seven-time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson will highlight the Jimmie Johnson Foundation this weekend during the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. Johnson and a number of Cup competitors will help raise awareness for the Foundation by sporting a specially designed Team JJF strip on the visors of their respective helmets.

"The Team JJF visor campaign and the support it gets from the drivers means a lot to Chani (wife) and me," said Johnson. "I’m excited to be able to promote the Jimmie Johnson Foundation this weekend, and I’m grateful to Ally for allowing us to run the visor strip. It’s been a challenging year for everyone, but thanks to the generosity of our partners and the NASCAR community, we are able to provide essential financial support to K-12 public schools through fundraisers like this one."

At the conclusion of Sunday’s race at Kansas, participating drivers will sign their Team JJF branded visors. The signed visors will be available in an online auction the week prior to the race at Phoenix International Raceway, Johnson’s final race as a full-time Cup driver, to raise funds to support K-12 public education. Participating drivers include:

  • Aric Almirola
  • Christopher Bell
  • Josh Bilicki
  • Alex Bowman
  • Clint Bowyer
  • Chris Buescher
  • Kurt Busch
  • William Byron
  • Cole Custer
  • James Davison
  • Ty Dillon
  • Chase Elliott
  • Joey Gase
  • Quin Houff
  • Erik Jones
  • Matt Kenseth
  • Corey LaJoie
  • Michael McDowell
  • John Hunter Nemechek
  • Brennan Poole
  • Ryan Preece
  • Tyler Reddick
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  • Daniel Suarez
  • Martin Truex Jr.
  • Bubba Wallace
  • JJ Yeley

Drivers Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch, Matt DiBenedetto, Austin Dillon, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman will donate visors for the auction.

The Foundation operates the Champions Grant program, which provides cash grants to schools in the Johnson’s hometowns and where they currently live; the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope program, an opportunity for non-profits that directly support K-12 public education with a $25,000 cash grant, a Blue Bunny Ice Cream party and their logos featured on Johnson’s helmet during a race; and Team Up For Technology, a $48,000 technology makeover open to schools nationwide.

— Jimmie Johnson Foundation —