Jimmie Johnson is lending a helping hand to those in need.
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Johnson, through his NASCAR Sprint Cup sponsor Lowe’s, is responding to the deadly outbreak of tornadoes across the central and southern United States. Lowe’s will expand its relief efforts by teaming with five-time champ Johnson Sunday at the Kobalt Tools 400 in Las Vegas.
As part of Lowe’s Racing for Relief program, Lowe’s will match the race earnings of Johnson’s No. 48 team in the race, with a minimum donation of $100,000 to the American Red Cross. Together, Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports also will donate $48,000 toward the cause.
The donation will support American Red Cross Disaster Relief and provide food, shelter, emotional support and other relief to thousands affected by tornadoes that devastated communities in a dozen states.
Lowe’s introduced Racing for Relief in 2000. To date, the program has helped disaster relief efforts for hurricanes, tornadoes and floods by raising more than $340,000.