Jimmie Johnson completed all 400 laps of Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. The driver of the No. 48 Lowes Chevrolet exited his car after going to pit lane and laid down beside it. He got up and again laid down at which point medical attention was taken to Johnson.
Johnson took a trip to the infield car center via a mobile stretcher. Details are still coming. Johnson is believed to be suffering from heat exhaustion.
Chad Knaus just emerged from the care center and told me Johnson is dehydrated.
— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) September 7, 2014
ABC’s post race coverage reported that Johnson had been brought a fresh set of clothes in the care center since he was soaked from head to toes. He is alert in the care center.
UPDATE: Johnson’s brother has relayed that Jimmie is ok.
— Jarit Johnson (@JaritJohnson) September 7, 2014
With three wins the six-time former champion is just 3 points behind Brad Keselowski to start the Chase.