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Profile of Jimmie Johnson to Premiere Feb. 17 on ESPN2

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2007) – The premiere of “Jimmie Johnson - Chasing a Champion” will air on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET on ESPN2 leading into ESPN2’s coverage of the NASCAR Busch Series race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

The show is an in-depth look at Jimmie Johnson’s 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup championship season and highlights some of the events Johnson experienced this off-season. Behind the scenes video of Johnson and fellow drivers is a focal point of the hour-long show.

“We hope this program gives race fans a chance to see what goes on when the television cameras aren’t normally rolling on us,” Johnson said. “It’s kind of a retrospective of the year as well. It’s a different take on things.”

The show chronicles Johnson’s championship season, including the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 victories, as well as the 2006 Race of Champions in Paris, France, the Rolex 24 in Daytona, an appearance at a Charlotte Bobcats NBA game and an Alaskan fishing trip with fellow driver Casey Mears and Marty Smith.

Sponsored by Lowe’s, the show was co-produced by HIGHDRAMA Productions Inc. and NASCAR Images.

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