NASCAR seven time champion Jimmie Johnson has announced that he’s running Boston marathon on April 15th 2019. Lots of people who guess the announcement wrong, half of the people though he’s going to retire NASCAR, or run the Indy 500. He wanted to be a part of it, since he cycles, runs, sking, swimming, and complete in mini-marathons. When he’s not cycling,running or swimming he’s racing in his Ally 48 Chevy race car. Tuesday afternoon he announced to NASCAR on NBC that he’s running the Boston Mini-marathon.
Johnson have volunteered to complete in physical actives when he’s not racing or it’s off-season. It’s the only reason to stay in shape. He did run a Mini-Daytona 500 marathon on Sunday February 10th before qualifying and winning the Clash with his new crew chef Kevin Meendering, who was crew chief for Elliott Saddler. Elliott Saddler who retired end of 2018 season in the Xfinity Series with Jr Motorsports. Jimmie Johnson have won the Daytona 500 twice in 2006 and 2013. He has seven championships and 83 wins in his career with Monster Energy cup series, and Hendrick Motorsports since 2002.
He wanted to be a part of Boston Strong, and doing it for Boston survivors who were injured during the Boston marathon in 2013. He is planning to run the marathon after Saturday night race in Richmond, VA. Johnson have posted on social media that he’s ready for a new challenge when it comes to run in marathons. He is planning to run the marathon after Saturday night race in Richmond, VA. Johnson have posted on social media that he’s ready for a new challenge when it comes to run in marathons.
He did run a marathon with Jamie McMurry in Daytona Beach, FL before climbing into their race cars and qualified for the Daytona 500, and the Clash where he started 13th. Ended up winning the Clash due to heavy rain in Daytona. NASCAR officials have called the race, and that’s how Johnson won the non-point race. He said he always wanted to do the marathon in Boston after the bombing in Boston. He couldn’t do it because of the race in Bristol where he won their twice. Daytona Beach half-marathon was a warm up for Johnson.
Running the Boston marathon is on Johnson’s bucket list. He always runs 70 miles daily since start of the year, will ramp up to 100 miles through April. He is hoping to clock in at the three hour mark in Boston. “It’s aggressive”,he said. “A difficult place to get a (personal record). “The competitor in me wants to go fast and put a respectable time.”