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Glory Road 2.0 Welcomes Jimmie Johnson's 2006 Chevrolet from First Championship Win

November 29, 2013

Johnson's Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Marks Fifth of Nine Exclusive Sneak Peeks of Glory Road 2.0

Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 29, 2013) – As part of the revamped Glory Road set to debut Saturday, Jan. 11, the NASCAR Hall of Fame announced the fifth of nine exclusive sneak peeks included in the exhibit. The 2006 No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS that was driven to victory by Jimmie Johnson for his first of six championship titles will join the 18 historic cars that will comprise the exhibit. The reveal took place online via a video message from Jimmie Johnson on the NASCAR Hall of Fame's FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages on Nov. 29.

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

Jimmie Johnson drove the 2006 No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 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. He came to the Ford 400 with a 63-point lead over Matt Kenseth. Johnson started the race in fifteenth 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. He was virtually unstoppable for the next four seasons racking up 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 Series 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 sneak peek of 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 sneak peek dates are 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

 

Dec. 10

Generation 4

 

Dec. 17

Generation 1

 

Dec. 26

Generation 1

 

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About the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Conveniently located in Uptown Charlotte, N.C., the 150,000-square-foot NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010, and includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Productions-operated broadcast studio. The venue is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. seven days a week and has an attached parking garage on Brevard Street. The five-acre site also includes a privately developed 19-story office tower and 102,000-square-foot expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center, highlighted by a 40,000 square-foot ballroom. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. nascarhall.com

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