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Archive for Saturday, September 23, 2000

Busch driver earns four Cup rides in ‘01

September 23, 2000

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— NASCAR Busch Series driver Jimmie Johnson will drive in four Winston Cup races next season for Hendrick Motorsports, the racing team said Friday.

Johnson, 25, will join the Hendrick team full time in 2002. He will continue driving for Herzog Motorsports in 2001 in addition to his four Winston Cup races.

Johnson has four top-10 finishes and is 10th in the Busch Series standings as a rookie. He was rookie of the year in 1998 on the American Speed Association circuit.

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