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Johnson will add two races in late August

CONCORD, N.C. (July 19, 2008)—Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Impala SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, is adding two races to his schedule. Johnson will drive the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet fielded by JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on Aug. 9. He also will make his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut in the No. 81 Kobalt Tools Silverado fielded by Randy Moss Motorsports at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on Aug. 20.

“Watkins Glen and Bristol are two tracks where I really want a win,” Johnson said. “I enjoy racing at Watkins Glen and for some reason always seem to be a little better there than Sonoma. We’ve had some top fives so hopefully this will put us in the win column.

He added, “As for the trucks, I am really looking forward to that. I have never run a truck race so it should be fun. Heck, my brother Jarit has run more than me, but it’s going to be a good time. I’m excited to run Randy’s truck. Hopefully we can get them a good finish.”