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By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
It was announced in a JR Motorsports team press release Thursday that Jimmie Johnson will add the Nationwide Series race at Phoenix on March 2 to his schedule. Johnson will drive the No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet Camaro in the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200.
Johnson decided to take a couple of joking jabs at car owner, and Sprint Cup Series teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr.
“I appreciate Junior letting me run one of his cars,” said Johnson of his Hendrick Motorsports teammate and JR Motorsports owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. “My goal is to make my team owner so proud that, perhaps, he’ll invite me back more often than once every two years.
“In all seriousness, this is a great opportunity for me to get more familiar with the new configuration at PIR. Not only do we race there twice in Cup, but both races are in crucial spots on the schedule for Team Lowe’s Racing. I appreciate JR Motorsports and Grea...