Jimmie Johnson - Hendrick Motorsports No.48 Lowe's ChevroletThis panoramic photograph of the No.48 Lowe's Chevrolet was taken by Christopher Gjevre. The No.48 Lowe's Chevrolet is driven by Jimmie Johnson and owned by Hendrick Motorsports. Jimmie started his racing career on a 50cc motorcycle at the age of five. In 1997, he began pavement racing in an American Speed Association car. Jimmie competed in his first NASCAR Busch Series race in 1998 and NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race in 2001. In his 2002 rookie campaign, Jimmie won three times and was the first rookie to lead the point standings. Hendrick Motorsports fields four full-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series teams and one full-time NASCAR Busch team.