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Driver Jimmie Johnson to visit Byron Nelson HS

Five-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson will make an appearance Wednesday afternoon at Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club. Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage and Peggy Nelson, widow of the golfing legend the school is named after, will also be on hand.

From the media release:

Byron Nelson High School will be throwing a Texas football-style pep rally in the gymnasium for Johnson, who will be in pursuit of his record sixth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship beginning this week with the opening Chase race at Chicagoland Speedway. The pep rally, in front of the entire student body, will include the school's band, cheerleaders and dance team performing; varsity football team coach Brian Polk presenting Johnson with a special No. 48 Bobcats jersey; Johnson presenting the school with a special signed racing helmet; and fire extinguisher-powered chair races between Johnson and the faculty. Johnson also will speak to the students about the qualities that embody a champion and what he has gone through to reach the pinnacle of NASCAR.