ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals
Johnson gambling on victory in Las Vegas
"For us that jackpot is coming home with a Wally, the trophy the winner of an NHRA POWERade Series race earns," he said from his race shop in
Johnson is currently listed in the NHRA POWERade Top 10 standings, and knows strong performances in the ACDelco Nationals this coming weekend and then again at the Auto Club Finals in
"I think one of the most fascinating aspects of these final two races is how different they are for me personally," Johnson said. "
"I grew up in Southern
"There are a few races in every season that somehow seem to rise above the rest in importance. For our team those races include the Gatornationals in
"We’ve had what I guess you could call a very interesting year," he said. "We’ve had great weekends, and we’ve had a few that I’d rather forget, but no matter what the outcome, our goal remains the same – winning rounds, winning races, and finishing the season in the POWERade Top 10 standings.
"What keeps this team focused is we’re all dedicated to the same goals, and that goes for everyone from our crew chief Mark Peiser, to our technician/engineers, Tim Kulungian and Richie Wiley, and our support staff in the office. Everyone hates clichés, and I’m certainly one of those guys, but it really does take a team to win races. I’m just fortunate to have a great one."
Johnson is excited about the fact that his Helmet Cam for the ESPN2 race telecasts will be backed by Permatex. He’ll also appear, with his motorcycle and a Reaction Time tester, in the Permatex booth at the APAA Show in
"I love doing those kinds of shows," he said. "We get the chance to meet new people and give them an introduction to drag racing, and that’s important to me. It’s the same kind of excitement I feel when we host
Johnson has a very simple goal for the year’s final outings on the POWERade Series circuit – win.
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