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Johnson's first Cup title car joins Glory Road 2.0

November 29, 2013, NASCAR.com

Johnson's first Cup title car joins Glory Road 2.0
Johnson's first Sprint Cup championship-winning car will be on Glory Road 2.0

As part of the revamped Glory Road set to debut Jan. 11, the NASCAR Hall of Fame announced the fifth of nine exclusive sneak peeks included in the exhibit. Jimmie Johnson's 2006 No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS will join the 18 historic cars that will comprise the exhibit. This was the car that Johnson won the first of his six Sprint Cup Series championship titles with.

The reveal took place via an online video message from the six-time champion on the NASCAR Hall of Fame's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. See the video below.

About Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Jimmie Johnson drove the 2006 No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS to victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the final race of the season on Nov. 19, 2006, capturing his first of six championship titles. During the 2006 season, Johnson picked up five wins and 24 top-10 finishes in his 36 starts in the Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS. He came to the Ford 400 with a 63-point lead over Matt Kenseth. Johnson started the race 15th and had a conservative run, only leading for two laps of the race. He finished ninth and beat Kenseth for the championship title by 56 points. Following his first championship, he was virtually unstoppable for the next four seasons as he totaled an amazing five consecutive championships. With the help of his crew chief Chad Knaus and team owner Rick Hendrick, Johnson found Victory Lane a total of 66 times from his first win in 2002 through 2013. On Nov. 17, 2013, Johnson won his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup championship within eight years, an unprecedented achievement in the history of NASCAR.

About Glory Road 2.0

Glory Road, which features 18 historic stock cars encircling the Great Hall, has served as one of the Hall's most prominent focal points since opening. Speedways from across the country are illustrated here as well, where guests can touch the texture of various tracks and feel the intense banking that drivers face week-to-week. Glory Road 2.0 will see 18 new cars that reflect the six generations of premier series race cars that have been driven and built by some of the sport's most celebrated drivers, owners and mechanics. 

To mark this major exhibit revamp, the Hall will provide an exclusive looks at artifacts in the coming weeks via in-person and social media unveils. The nine debuts will culminate with a behind-the-scenes media preview of all 18 cars in January. Prior to each Glory Road 2.0 announcement, stay tuned to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on nascarhall.comFacebookTwitter and Instagram for sneak peek details of the NASCAR stock cars that will find a new home in this exhibit. Upcoming in-person photo opportunities that will be open to the public will be announced accordingly. Please note, stock car generations and dates will be subject to change.

Glory Road 2.0 Sneak Peek Schedule:

Date

Generation

Car Unveiled

Oct. 12

Generation 1

Buck Baker's 1957 Chevrolet "Black Widow"

Nov. 5

Generation 4

Jeff Gordon's 1994 Chevrolet Lumina

Nov. 12

Generation 5

Tony Stewart's 2011 Chevrolet Impala

Nov. 17

Generation 2

Ned Jarrett's 1966 Ford Fairlane

Nov. 29

Generation 4

Jimmie Johnson's 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Dec. 7

Generation 2

TBD

Dec. 10

Generation 4

TBD

Dec. 17

Generation 1

TBD

Dec. 26:

Generation 1

TBD