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Freedom Car prepares for ARCA race
American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car driver Jerick Johnson and his ARCA series car outside the Team Johnson Motorsports garage in Mooresville, N.C. The car does not have its racing colors yet. Photo by James V. Carroll

Jerick Johnson, driver of The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car, and his Team Johnson Motorsports crew are in Florida this week preparing for the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona International Speedway. The 80-lap race is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and will be televised live on SPEED.

The Daytona race is the first of 10 Automobile Racing Club of America contests in which Johnson is scheduled to compete during 2010. The step up in racing circuits follows a successful racing season that culminated in Johnson’s winning of the 2009 ASA Late Model Challenge Series Rookie of the Year trophy. He also finished ninth in total championship points for the 2009 season.

Competing in the ARCA circuit isn’t Johnson’s and Team Johnson Motorsports’ first experience with the steel-bodied, 3,400-pound ARCA race cars. Johnson drove two ARCA races in 2002 and five NASCAR Busch (now Nationwide) Series races in 2007.

The ARCA series is considered by most in the racing business as the NASCAR “farm system.” Those teams that achieve success in ARCA many times move up to Nationwide or Sprint Cup competition.

In addition to a busy schedule at the track, Johnson and the 76 Freedom Car team will make a number of appearances at local American Legion posts while in Daytona, including:

• Edgewater, Fla., Post 285 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday
• Holly Hill, Fla., Post 120 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday

Johnson and the 76 Freedom Car team will also attend a Daytona 500 Party at Lady Lake, Fla., Legion Post 347 at 1 p.m. and a Super Bowl Party at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.The David Law Firm and the 76 Freedom Car team will host an invitation-only dinner for veterans service officers at The Villages, Fla., on Wednesday.

“We are confident that we can be very competitive here at Daytona,” Johnson said.

“We’ve learned a lot during ARCA and Busch races that we have run in the past. And more recently, we are very satisfied with tests we ran in our ARCA car at Daytona late last year.”

The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car race team is a program of The American Legion, for the purpose of raising awareness of the programs conducted by The American Legion across the country in support of veterans, our nation’s military  and their families. The racing program is also geared to attract the next generation of American Legion members.

The 76 Freedom Car is also an excellent sponsorship fit for The David Law Firm of The Woodlands, Texas. The firm has helped countless military veterans receive just compensation for mesothelioma and other lung cancers related to asbestos. The firm also provides related educational information in response to inquiries from all 50 states.

To learn more about American Legion Racing, go to www.americanlegion.org. For information on hosting an American Legion racing event, contact Team Johnson Motorsports at (704) 877-0151 or by e-mail at info@teamjohnsonmotorsports.com.

Race schedule

2010
Feb 6 Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, FL
Apr 16 Texas Motor Speedway Ft. Worth, TX
Apr 23 Talladega Speedway Talladega, AL
Jun 5 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, PA
Jun 11 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, MI
Jul 10 Iowa Speedway Newton, IA
Jul 31 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, PA
Aug 27 Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, IL
Sep 30 Kansas Speedway Kansas City, KS
Oct 9 Rockingham Speedway Rockingham, NC

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March 28, 2011 - 5:39pm

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partyy121

February 23, 2011 - 10:23am

I was at many of last years events, both at the tracks and the local Posts, and everyone that came out had a great time. Jerick was available for pictures, autographs, or to just talk racing. Maybe you should come out and get to know the driver and the team, rather than bad-mouthing them on here. Good luck with the rest of the year Jerick! Flying my #76 American Legion Racing flag proudly. See you all in July. male chastity

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DiamondWatchesforMen

November 15, 2010 - 7:01am

Good luck to all the rest of the guys on the up coming event that will raise funds for veterans!

jamoz

November 11, 2010 - 7:00pm

go Jerick! Its time we see new talent

darrell33

October 3, 2010 - 11:33am

The team always work great to stay competitive in every race they are joining. They deserve every achievements they have now. I will be watching Rockingham Speedway this Oct 9. Wish you luck American Legion! I am on your side..

milan

September 25, 2010 - 3:55am

continuing to do so, i am afraid some more statistics in percentage maybe required.like of the existing ageing people what is the percentage of healthy active people.also what is the percentage of those needing physical support and life sustaining /dependant drugs prescribed for life.this i think will help mobilise ready action

kindword

February 5, 2010 - 5:09pm

Looks like your boy, Jerick Johnson, continues his lame efforts at representing The American Legion on the race track. This wannabe driver ... uhhh, make that ne'er-will-be-driver ... has fooled Legionnaires for years pretending he's a potential top-class race car driver. I imagine he'll have several excuses –– "the car wasn't handling like we wanted; we were counting on that second practice that got rained out; we had an electrical problem; the motor was down on power; etc., etc., etc." I would wager that he didn't even have the car painted or lettered. How long is The American Legion going to let this guy embarrass us?

MikeinIraq

February 24, 2010 - 4:35am

Sounds like you are one of those people that likes to sit in the club room at the local Post and complain, but never get off your duff to do anything. Jerick has been, and will continue to be, an excellent ambassador for the American Legion. I guess Rookie of the Year is not good enough for some people. There are always stumbles and set-backs with a new program, unless you have the resources of a Hendrick or Rousch organization behind you. I was at many of last years events, both at the tracks and the local Posts, and everyone that came out had a great time. Jerick was available for pictures, autographs, or to just talk racing. Maybe you should come out and get to know the driver and the team, rather than bad-mouthing them on here. Good luck with the rest of the year Jerick! Flying my #76 American Legion Racing flag proudly. See you all in July.

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