Johnson pleads for fire relief: 'We have to get involved'

News of the devastation caused by the Southern California wildfires hit Jimmie Johnson pretty hard. So what did the former Golden State resident do? He got involved.

Updated: October 27, 2007, 9:42 PM ET
By Joe Breeze | ESPN.com

HAMPTON, Ga. -- Jimmie Johnson will go through the motions this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He'll strap on his helmet, slide into his driving gloves, climb into the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet and try his best to gain ground on Jeff Gordon in the Chase for the Nextel Cup.

More than 2,000 miles away, in fire-ravaged Southern California, families will continue filtering back "home" after wildfires forced them to evacuate days earlier. What many are finding ...

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