CONCORD, N.C. -- While he's on the hunt for his next win and championship trophy, Jimmie Johnson has been nominated for another award: a 2016 Kids' Choice Sports Award.
The six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion is competing in the Need for Speed category. He's up against other professional athletes including Usain Bolt (Jamaican track and field Olympian), Billy Hamilton (MLB center-fielder for the Cincinnati Reds), Candace Hill (American track and field athlete), Chloe Kim (American professional snowboarder) and Ted Ligety (American alpine ski Olympian).
The awards show will air Sunday, July 17, at 8 p.m. ET. Make sure to vote for Johnson before the show here.