CONCORD, N.C. – This week, we asked seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson five questions during a lightning round interview. Take a look at what the driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS had to say about subjects including his dream superpower, family time and his celebrity look-alike.
1) What is one thing on your bucket list that you have always wanted to do?
“I have always been highly interested in doing the full-distance Ironman, the world championship in Kona, Hawaii.”
2) If you could have one super power, what would it be?
“I want to fly.”
3) What is your favorite thing to do with your whole family?
“With the whole family would be riding bikes. Summer is bicycling, skiing is the winter. Lydia and Evie are fantastic skiers, we can all as a family go down a run together and enjoy that and have that hang time. Lydia is still learning how to ride a bicycle, but I usually end up towing her in a trailer. Evie is on her bike, Mom is on her bike. Those two activities we really enjoy as a family.”
4) What actor would play you in a movie?
“From an appearance standpoint, Colin Farrell and I seem to have a similar look. I didn’t think so watching him all of these years acting, but looking at his still photo and my still photo, there are a lot of similarities.”
5) If you weren’t a race car driver, what would your career have been?
“If I didn’t know of racing I wanted to be a fireman. I was always highly intrigued by the fire department, growing up in Southern California it was year-round fire season. Our neighbors were firemen, my closest friend in school, his dad was the captain of a fire department in the area, so my mind goes that direction. But I started racing at such a young age and I was heavily committed to motor sports. If it didn’t work out for me to race in Cup as it has, I know I would be in the industry somewhere. So that is probably more likely. I don’t know if I would be a spotter, I’m a terrible mechanic, but there would be something in this industry that I would be involved with.”