Johnson isn’t worried that Lowe’s has only committed to two years less than what he signed with Hendrick.
“We have come through so much together,” Johnson said. “Clearly, I’m not the one negotiating those contracts, it’s not really in my department. But, we do have them for 2018.
“I guess it would be 17 seasons together,” he added. “I certainly would hope and think that it would go on further, but very excited to have a one-year contract with them now. Thirty-eight races at a full-time primary sponsorship is nothing to sneeze at.”
Johnson has raced with the same primary sponsor his entire Cup career.
“It’s amazing,” said Johnson. “The long-term relationship with Lowe’s and have them back on for another full season is incredible and a huge statement. Chad Knaus (crew chief), Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports, Jimmie Johnson, to have this long of a run together and to know that we are going to stay together is super special for sure.”
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