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Nominate a charity for Johnson's Helmet of Hope

CONCORD, N.C. (Aug. 29, 2009)—There are six spots remaining on the Jimmie Johnson Foundation’s Helmet of Hope, which driver Jimmie Johnson will wear during the Oct. 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Auto Club Speedway.

The initiative allows six race fans and six media members the opportunity to put the charity of their choice on Johnson’s race helmet. Johnson, the defending race winner, will wear the helmet and run a specially painted No. 48 Jimmie Johnson Foundation/Lowe’s Chevrolet during the Oct. 11 race at the Fontana, Calif., racetrack.

Fans can nominate their favorite charity by visiting www.jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org

Johnson will draw two charities each race weekend through the New Hampshire event in September, collecting a total of 12 winning organizations.  Current selected charities include Victory Junction (Randleman, N.C.), Zepp Children’s Foundation (Westminster, Md.), National Multiple Sclerosis Society Mid Atlantic Chapter (Charlotte, N.C.) and KidsPeace (Raleigh, N.C.), Special Operations Warrior Foundation (Tampa) and The Taylor Brooks Foundation (Lawrenceville, Ga.). Each winning charity will receive a $1,048 donation in addition to proceeds from the sale of a Helmet of Hope t-shirt.

New to the program this year, the foundation will donate $1,048 to each selected charity and distribute 100 percent of the proceeds from a special Helmet of Hope t-shirt between the organizations.  The t-shirt will feature each charity’s logo and can be ordered at www.jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org