Creed Is Sponsoring 7-Time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson In The Daytona 500

Jimmie Johnson
Legacy Motor Club

Guess I know who I’m rooting for.

With the Super Bowl in the rearview mirror, we’re less than a week away from the start of the 2024 NASCAR season with the sport’s biggest event, the Daytona 500.

7-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is now the owner of the Legacy Motor Club team, which was formerly Richard Petty Motorsports and fields the #43 car for Erik Jones and the #42 of John Hunter Nemechek.

But when you have a 7-time champ like Johnson as an owner, of course he’s going to hop back behind the wheel from time to time.

Johnson has already announced that he’ll run a handful of races this season in the #84 car for his team, starting with the season-opening Daytona 500. And today he revealed that one of his sponsors will be one of the greatest rock bands of our generation: Creed.

The placement is actually through the team’s partnership with Live Nation, which is producing Creed’s forty-stop Summer of 99 tour that kicks off this summer.

Speaking on having Creed along for the ride, Johnson welcomed the band “With Arms Wide Open.”

“Unless you have lived under a rock, you know every word to every Creed hit.

In seriousness, our partnership with Live Nation is very important to us – last year we had Guns’ N Roses on Erik’s car and this season another heavy hitter with Creed. The GNR diecast was NASCAR’s second best-seller last season so I’m proud of our relationship with Live Nation and am happy to welcome Creed ‘With Arms Wide Open’ to the Club.” 

And the band is obviously excited to see their name on a Cup car, which will also pay tribute to Richard Petty’s #43 car paint scheme from the 1969 Daytona 500:

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Jimmie and his team at LEGACY MOTOR CLUB. Having the Creed logo on a car modeled after the legend Richard Petty’s paint scheme is a new career first for us.”

Now, can we get them to perform the pre-race show? Imagine seeing these guys flying over Daytona International Speedway while the cars are on the track below them.

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