EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson is taking a break from his chase for a fifth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship to visit a middle school in his hometown.
Johnson dazzled several hundred students at Emerald STEM Magnet Middle School when he pulled up in a replica of his No. 48 car. The school received a $100,000 grant from Johnson's foundation for computers and other equipment for its automation and robotics lab. Johnson says he likes to visit schools to see how the grant money is spent.
Fittingly, several eighth graders showed Johnson computer-controlled cars they've built thanks to his donation.
Johnson holds a golf tournament in the San Diego area each year, with the proceeds going to local causes.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

Advertisement

NASCAR Odds

Driver Odds
Odds to win the Daytona 500 @ Daytona International Speedway
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #88 +600
Brad Keselowski #2 +650
Kevin Harvick #4 +1000
Kyle Busch #18 +1000
Joey Logano #22 +1000

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail NASCAR Championship Odds As the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Season is set to begin later next month, here is the latest odds to win the season championship.
Thumbnail Can Dale Jr. win in 2017? After missing a large chunk of the 2016 season due to a concussion, Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he is ready to go for 2017. Can he be a championship...
Thumbnail Edwards steps away from NASCAR In a surprising move this week, Carl Edwards has chosen to leave NASCAR and step away from his racing career.