His automotive has regarded primarily the identical over 18 seasons on NASCAR’s prime circuit, however a brand new paint scheme is among the many adjustments for Jimmie Johnson in 2019.
Over 18 seasons on NASCAR’s prime racing circuit, and over a record-tying seven championship seasons, Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet has had the identical fundamental sponsor with few variations on the way in which his automotive regarded over all that point. However major sponsor Lowe’s has moved out of NASCAR, and Johnson signed a sponsorship take care of Ally Monetary in October.
Ally will sponsor Johnson for not less than the subsequent two seasons. On ABC’s Good Morning America Friday morning, with a particular tie-in to Make-A-Want for a fan who will even attend the Daytona 500 in February, Johnson’s new paint scheme was revealed to the world.
Johnson stated he had nice enter within the design, and it appears his daughters additionally supplied their enter proper all the way down to the wire within the days earlier than the reveal.
“Personally, I’ve put a ton of time in on this paint scheme to assist our workforce develop the brand new look.”
Right here’s a have a look at Johnson’s new paint scheme, with the signature No. 48 standing out in neon yellow in opposition to the black base.
A brand new sponsor and residual paint scheme shouldn’t be all that’ll be new for Johnson this 12 months, as he tries to get again on monitor after going with no Cup Collection win for the primary time on a full-time schedule final 12 months. He and long-time crew chief Chad Knaus have cut up up, with Kevin Meendering transferring up throughout the Hendrick Motorsports umbrella after working with Elliott Sadler on the XFINITY collection for the Rick Hendrick co-owned JR Motorsports. Knaus remains to be with Hendrick, simply not as Johnson’s crew chief.
It’s a little bit laborious to make out Ally’s title on the hood of the automotive, which isn’t best, and primarily based on Twitter there’s a usually detrimental response to Johnson’s new paint scheme. However what do you consider the brand new look?