Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Pittenger: Jimmie Johnson "a champion on and off the track"

Nov 19, 2013
Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
November 19, 2013
 
 

CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER:  JIMMIE JOHNSON “A CHAMPION BOTH ON AND OFF THE TRACK”

 
WASHINGTON – On Sunday, Ninth District resident Jimmie Johnson won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship, his sixth championship in just eight years.
 
“Jimmie Johnson is a remarkable race car driver, but I’m even more impressed with his work off the track,” commented Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09).  “Since 2006, the Jimmie Johnson Foundation has contributed more than $5 million to charity, with a special focus on improving K-12 education in North Carolina, Oklahoma, and California.
 
“Jimmie Johnson is a champion both on and off the track, and while his racing exploits will one day be memorialized in the NASCAR Hall of Fame, his quiet, off-the-track efforts to improve education will be his most significant, lasting legacy.”
 
Congressman Pittenger will soon give a speech on the House floor to honor Jimmie Johnson’s community involvement, and also plans to extend an invitation to Jimmie Johnson and his #48 Lowe’s team to attend a special Congressional reception in honor of their championship season.
 
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