The seven time winner of the Hendrick Motorsports, Jimmie Johnson has a new sponsor as Ally Financial.
On Sunday, Hendrick Motorsport announced Ally Financial will join the team as an official sponsor of the No.48 Chevrolet Comaro ZL1 team in 2019 and 2020.
“This is a proud day for our entire organization,” owner Rick Hendrick said in a statement. “Ally has built a tremendous brand by putting the customer at the center of their decisions and doing things right.
“In the same way, Jimmie has always put people first and handled himself like a champion in every sense of the word. Ally’s full-season commitment makes a powerful statement about their enthusiasm for him, our program and the direction of our sport. It’s an unbelievable fit, and all of us are thrilled to launch what will be a long and successful partnership.”
— Hendrick Motorsports (@TeamHendrick) October 28, 2018
Johnson’s contract runs concurrently with the two-year deal with Ally, as he is signed with Hendrick Motorsports through 2020.
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) October 28, 2018
“The opportunity to work with a partner like Ally is incredible,” Johnson said in a statement. “Their commitment to leading in both the workplace and the community is something that resonates with me in a big way. They’ve sent a strong message about how much they believe in me and in our team, and I will do my part to make sure it’s the best investment they’ve ever made. I’m ready to chase more history with Ally on board the ’48.'”
The 43 year old Johnson made his record 15th consecutive playoff appearances this season. At the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway, he will start at No. 23.