Jarit Johnson

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Jarit Johnson
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Johnson being interviewed in 2013
Born (1979-01-16) January 16, 1979 (age 40)
El Cajon, California, U.S.
Awards2013 TORC Off Road Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
4 races run over 3 years
2010 position128th
Best finish119th (2009)
First race2008 Kroger On Track for the Cure 250 (Memphis)
Last race2010 Federated Auto Parts 300 (Nashville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish68th (2005)
First race2005 Cheerios Betty Crocker 200 (Richmond)
Last race2005 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 17, 2013.

Jarit Johnson (born January 16, 1979) is an American competitive racing driver. He is the brother of NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, and a former NASCAR competitor; he currently drives a Pro 2 Trophy Truck in the TORC: The Off Road Championship series.

Personal life[edit]

Johnson was born in El Cajon, California on January 16, 1979 to Catherine and Gary Johnson. He has two brothers. Jimmie, a seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, is the oldest of the three brothers. Jessie, the youngest, also competes in professional off-road races (as of 2015).[1]

Racing career[edit]

Johnson's Pro-2 TORC truck in the pits at Crandon

After making a name for himself in off-road competition, Johnson made his debut in NASCAR competition in 2005, competing in two events in the Craftsman Truck Series for KW Racing with a best finish of 25th.[2] Johnson made his debut in the Nationwide Series in 2008;[3] between 2008 and 2010, he drove in four Nationwide Series events for Fitz Motorsports, SK Motorsports, and NEMCO Motorsports, posting a best finish of 31st.[4] Johnson also competed in the Camping World East Series for Trail Motorsports in 2009,[5] competing in seven races before the team folded due to lack of sponsorship.

After being unable to find a full-time NASCAR ride, Johnson returned to off-road racing in 2012.[6] Competing in the Traxxas TORC Series Pro-2 class in 2013, he was named the series' Rookie of the Year.[7] The series was renamed as TORC: The Off-Road Championship. He continued in the Pro 2 class and finished sixth in the 2014 points.[8] Johnson raced in selected TORC Pro 2 events in 2015 finishing sixth in the points.[1]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Nationwide Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NNSC Pts Ref
2008 Fitz Motorsports 22 Dodge DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM
32
TEX PHO HOM 128th 67 [9]
2009 SK Motorsports 07 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV
33
KAN
34
119th 125 [10]
44 CAL
DNQ
CLT MEM
DNQ
TEX PHO HOM
2010 NEMCO Motorsports 87 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI NSH PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT NSH
31
KEN ROA NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT GTY TEX PHO HOM 128th 70 [11]

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCTC Pts Ref
2005 KW Racing 08 Chevrolet DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY MFD CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI RCH
25
NHA LVS MAR
28
ATL TEX PHO HOM 68th 167 [2]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2015 points results". TORC: The Off-Road Championship. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Jarit Johnson - 2005 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  3. ^ Center, Bill (October 23, 2008). "Jimmie Johnson's younger brother trying to make name for himself". San Diego Union-Tribune. San Diego, CA. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  4. ^ "Jarit Johnson - NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  5. ^ Livingstone, Seth (January 21, 2009). "Brother of Jimmie Johnson to make racing debut". USA Today. McLean, VA. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  6. ^ Center, Bill (June 21, 2012). "Jarit Johnson returning to resume off-road career". U-T San Diego. San Diego, CA. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  7. ^ "TORC Off Road Series Names Jarit Johnson Rookie of the Year". Catchfence.com. October 4, 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  8. ^ "2014 Pro 2 driver standings". TORC. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  9. ^ "Jarit Johnson - 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  10. ^ "Jarit Johnson - 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  11. ^ "Jarit Johnson - 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-11-26.

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