Jimmie Johnson kicks off NASCAR Champion’s Week in Las Vegas Chase Wilhelm Dec 1, 2016 at 1:41p ET Champion's Week In celebration of a record-tying seventh NASCAR Premier Series championship, Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus were busy Wednesday starting up NASCAR Champion's Week in Las Vegas, Nevada. From visiting an elementary school to taking pictures high atop the Mandalay Bay hotel, check out how Johnson and Knaus kicked off NASCAR's week-long event. NASCAR NASCAR via Getty Images Warm welcome Johnson, joined by daughters Genevieve and Lydia, are welcome by students of Doral Academy Red Rock. NASCAR NASCAR via Getty Images A special congrats for "Seven-time" Knaus (left) and Johnson (right) address students during a special visit to the elementary school. NASCAR NASCAR via Getty Images Hanging out with the kids Johnson (right) and Knaus (left) pose with T-shirts commemorating the special day. NASCAR NASCAR via Getty Images Taking Vegas by storm Johnson poses for a photo with the No. 48 car and trophy near the NASCAR Fan Lounge at Beerhaus Presented by Coors Light at The Park. NASCAR NASCAR via Getty Images Family moment Johnson smiles as daughters, Genevieve (left) and Lydia (right) join dad for a photo op with the famous Las Vegas welcome sign. NASCAR NASCAR via Getty Images On top of the world Johnson (left) and Knaus (right) pose with the championship trophy at the top of Mandalay Bay hotel in downtown Las Vegas. NASCAR NASCAR via Getty Images Next Gallery 37 2016 race winners in the NASCAR Premier Series Start Gallery » FOX Fantasy Auto Form a Racing Team, Compete for Prizes Play Now!