Obama to welcome NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson next week
Thursday, September 1, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama plans to welcome Jimmie Johnson and other NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers to the White House next Wednesday.
Johnson has won a record-setting five consecutive NASCAR championships.
The White House says Obama will continue his tradition of lauding athletes and sports teams for their efforts both on and off the field. He plans to recognize Johnson and NASCAR for giving back to their communities.