Jimmie Johnson's rookie season in the Nascar Cup Series was 2002. In 2001, he only drove in three races. He also drove in his first Busch Series race on July 31, 1998.
Jimmie Johnson won his first Nascar Cup Series race in his 13th career start.
Jimmie Johnson's first Nascar Nationwide Series race was on July 31, 1998 and his first Cup start was on October 7, 2001. He began racing full-time in the Nascar Cup Series in 2002.
Jimmie Johnson has 435 Sprint Cup Series starts, 93 Nationwide Series starts, and 1 Camping World Truck series start.
I believe Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were better friends earlier in Jimmie's career. Jeff did encourage Jimmie to start driving full time in the Nascar Cup Series back in 2002 and is also a co-owner of the #48 car, along with Rick Hendrick. But as time passes and Jimmie keeps on winning more races and championships, you're starting to see Jeff's frustration mount more and more.
Jimmie Johnson will have to start a new streak. His five-year run ended in 2011, when Tony Stewart won the championship.
Kevin Harvick joined the Nascar Cup Series in 2001.
Kyle Busch started racing in the Nascar Cup Series in 2004. He started driving full time in 2005.
LeBron James is a basketball player. Derek Jeter is a baseball player. Jimmie Johnson is a racecar driver.
Dale Jr's first Nascar Cup Series race was on May 30, 1999 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. He only competed in five races in 1999, he started driving full time in 2000.
Most NASCAR drivers started running go-karts when they were five or six. If you can learn quick you should be able to start driving Bandoleros when you're 12 and make it to the show eventually.
The Nascar season begins in the middle of February and ends in November.
The most important consideration in beginning a career as a NASCAR driver is to start early in life. Get familiar with race tracks and driving even before reaching the legal driving age. Also, fitness is a critical consideration, so an exercise program should be maintained.