Jimmie Johnson is known for racing cars, fast, and winning.
The 7x NASCAR Cup series champion, Jimmie Johnson has announced that he will be representing a growing group of competitive cyclists within the auto racing community by racing his bicycle at the Cedar Hill Criterium, a local bike race held in nearby Madison, Tennessee, located just 10 minutes North of downtown Nashville.
Based off his 2021 Big Machine Music City Grand Prix experience, it's no surprise he's coming back to Nashville as he announced that he's looking for some measure of payback to prove to his legion of fans that he can race an oval road course without crashing out.
Johnson struggled in the 2021 Music City Grand Prix, wrecking twice in the practice sessions. His introduction to Nashville speed only got worse from there as he was disqualified on lap 18 after his team worked on Johnson's car under a red flag (his car was damaged during a major crash involving several cars on that lap).
The announcement landed softly in the media but is now starting to catch on and spread quickly. Coming back to Nashville, Johnson stated he need to clean up some unfinished business at this year's 2022 Big Machine Music City Gran Prix, and that as part of his Nashville revenge tour, he also announced that he was bringing a special race rig, his Trek Madone SLR9.
The dude is no stranger to big bike events.
And so naturally it makes perfect sense that he would want to re-capture glory on our oval-esque crit courses, bending his cranks at the Max Gander Memorial and Cedar Hill Crit.
We're humbled that he's registered with the Men's category 4/5 fields and optimistic he can keep his machine clean and out of the turn 3 crape myrtles.
Race Flyer below
Registration is now open!
Sat. May 7th Max Gander Memorial Criterium
Sun. May 8th Cedar Hill Crit
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