CONCORD, N.C. – After taking on Kansas Speedway last Saturday night, Jimmie Johnson was up bright-and-early Monday to tackle another race.
For the second consecutive year, the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion competed with hundreds of other cyclists in the “Assault on Mt. Mitchell.”
Joined by a few others from the NASCAR garage, Johnson completed the 102.7-mile cycling event in just 6:01:36. The time bested his mark from last year by nearly 29 minutes.
The ride began in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and culminated at the top of Mt. Mitchell – the highest point east of the Mississippi River. The climb through Pisgah National Forest featured an elevation gain of 11,492 feet, and Johnson thanked the race coordinators for such a challenge on Twitter afterward.
He placed 30th overall out of 531 cyclists.
Johnson provided a unique glimpse at the grueling event on Twitter. Take a look below.