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Jimmie Johnson enjoys a day on the track with daughter, Lydia

Jimmie Johnson isn’t the only Johnson who has dabbled in several racing disciplines. Johnson was racing with his younger sibling, Lydia Johnson, when he took a break from IndyCar last weekend when Tony Kanaan ran the oval rally.

Johnson, 8, went aboard a Supercross-style dirt bike with her father and rode around a nearby circuit for the first time.

Many of Johnson’s former NASCAR rivals, such as Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, and others, are now mentoring their children as they begin their racing careers. Johnson seems to have taken on the role of tutor for Lydia, who, like her father, is interested in sports.

During a recent interview with NBC Sports, Johnson said, “She’s talked about it for a while,” Johnson told NBC Sports, adding that his. daughter “has a little desire to race and will ride anything until it’s out of gas, so this is the first time we really kind of took a step in that direction.

Lydia, according to Johnson, is a big fan of racing. Johnson had discussed her passions with her parents for some time and had eventually wanted to pursue them.

“It was really fun to see,” said Johnson about his daughter’s racing, “Chani has threatened to injure me if Lydia is ever injured on the dirt bike, and growing up on dirt bikes, it’s not if you fall, it’s when. It’s not if you get injured, it’s when you get injured.”


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