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INSIDE TRACK: Lowe's Renews Contract with Hendrick Motorsports

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

Hendrick Motorsports announced that Lowe's will continue to be the primary sponsor of the number 48 Hendrick entry in the Sprint Cup Series.  Lowe's has been the primary sponsor of the number 48 NASCAR Sprint Cup team and five-time series champion Jimmie Johnson since 2001.

"It has been a great ride with Jimmie since he started in the Cup Series 12 years ago," said Tom Lamb, Lowe's chief marketing officer. "We are proud to sponsor one of the most elite teams and drivers in racing and have a five-time champion carry the Lowe's brand each week."

In his 400th Sprint Cup start last week, Johnson won for the 61st time of his career, taking the checkered flag in the 55th running of the Daytona 500.  This week Johnson will run in the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.  Johnson has won five times at Phoenix.