Jimmie Johnson Remembers Ted Christopher Friday Morning At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Jimmie Johnson celebrates his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway last year (Photo: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)

LOUDON, N.H. – Friday morning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, seven-time NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson talked about his relationship with legendary short track racer Ted Christopher.

“Great wheelman and a great one,” Johnson said. “When I started racing here in the in the Busch Series Ted was a guy that I met right away, I think somehow we were parked near each other, around each other [at New Hampshire Motor Speedway]. So approachable, so fun. I knew the name. I was excited to be on a track with him. Then through the years, from my first time back here in 2000, I would always see him in and around the area here, see him at different races. He ran the Busch Series for a short period of time. He will be missed and my heart goes out to his family, friends and the racing community here. He’s just such an icon in the area.”

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