Jimmie Johnson's Wife: Pictures of Former Model Chandra Johnson

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterFebruary 21, 2013

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30:  Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, and his wif Chandra arrive on the red carpet for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Awards at the Wynn Las Vegas on November 30, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by John Gurzinski/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Jimmie Johnson has a mountain of a task at Sunday's Daytona 500 but will have all the support he needs through his wife Chandra Johnson and their budding family. 

The Journal-Sentinel reported on Johnson's recent struggles at the biggest race in the sport. In short, "The 500 has been tough," as the 37-year-old star stated.

Sure, he may have take the race in 2006, but has been out of the top 20 since then. 

You can see how a support system, such as his family, may be needed for another marathon trip around the track.

Family spectators are a sight that has become very familiar at NASCAR events, and I presume this weekend's spectacle will be no different. 

The Orlando Sentinel actually reported on the ever-growing sight of wives and children being nearby their busy husbands, who are otherwise robbed of valuable family time during the season. 

Among the lot are Jimmie and Chandra Johnson, the latter may be holding their daughter Genevieve Marie this weekend. 

If you are wondering, the Johnson's met about 10 years ago, and Player Wives has a brief breakdown on a romance that has delivered one of the more famous family images during the season. 

The two met in 2002 when Jeff Gordon introduced the two. Chandra and Gordon knew each other through Gordon's then girlfriend (now wife) Ingrid Vandebosch. Ingrid and Chandra knew each other as they were both modeling in New York City at the time. Jimmie and Chandra began dating then, were engaged in 2003, and marred in 2004.

Just as Vandebosch may be featured in the peripherals at Daytona, we can presume her pal Johnson will be nearby, rooting for her respective favorite in the field. 

Johnson has left the world of modeling to work with her husband's charity organization. As the Player Wives report issues, she now runs the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, which is "dedicated to assisting children, families and communities in need throughout the United States."

This weekend, Johnson will try to thwart an unfortunate string of finishes at the important race, but if he comes up short, his wife and lovely daughter will be near to put things into perspective. 

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