CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 12, 2008) – Here is your chance to support the Jimmie Johnson Foundation by donating to the NASCAR Day Telethon on Friday, May 16. Just call 1-888-MAY16TH or text your email address to 81714. Be sure to mention the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and 100% of your donation will directly benefit the foundation. The charity that raises the most during the telethon will receive an additional $24,000 from Sprint! There will also be great incentives for donations of $100, $250, and $500 including Jimmie Johnson worn and signed Victory Lane hats from the 2007 Subway 400 at Martinsville Speedway for a donation of $500 or more. Be sure to show your support on May 16th and help us continue our mission of helping children and families in need. For additional information on the telethon, please visit

About the Jimmie Johnson Foundation
Chandra and Jimmie Johnson launched the Jimmie Johnson Foundation in February 2006. Johnson, the two- time reigning Sprint Cup Champion, drives the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet in NASCAR’s top series. The mission of the foundation is to assist children, families, and communities in need throughout the United States. The foundation has committed more than $1.3 million to various charities. For additional information on the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, please

For additional information, contact:
Mary Barr, Jimmie Johnson Foundation, 704.453.2897,