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PASSION AND PROFESSIONALISM: Continuing the Legacy of Jason Johnson

Carson Macedo driving the Jason Johnson Racing #41

Jason Johnson was determined to carve out a path in Sprint Car Racing. Every step of the way in his career he displayed dedication to the sport. Eventually, he worked his way to the opportunity to start his own team. Powered by passion and founded on principles of professionalism, Jason Johnson Racing was born in … Read more

FILLING THE GAPS: New Jason Johnson Racing Nucleus Beginning to Click

Carson Macedo driving the Jason Johnson Racing #41

Change is a part of Sprint Car Racing. Every off-season fans wait to see which drivers may swap seats. But the drivers aren’t the only ones that move on to new opportunities. Two big voids were left at Jason Johnson Racing at the conclusion of last season. Car chief Clyde Knipp decided it was time … Read more

PUZZLE PIECES: Varying Paths Lead to Strong Formation at Jason Johnson Racing

Jason Johnson Racing

During his appearance on Open Red this week, Jason Johnson Racing Tire Specialist, Nate Repetz, compared he and his fellow team members to puzzle pieces. It’s an appropriate metaphor for this cast. Each piece of a puzzle has its own distinct size and shape, and when paired with the proper counterpart, they build toward a … Read more

IN PLAIN SIGHT: Philip Dietz shares added benefit of racing at Knoxville that’s led to JJR’s success

Jason Johnson Racing has consistently been one of the most competitive teams at Knoxville Raceway, including two Knoxville Nationals titles in the last five events (2016, 2019). Philip Dietz, the team crew chief, and co-owner, attributes part of that to the caliber of cars and talent they bring every year. But also, to a simpler … Read more

MIND TRIALS: Carson Macedo finds new championship mentality with JJR

Between 2009 and 2020, Carson Macedo collected five wins in his first two full years on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint car tour. In the following year and a half, he more than tripled that win count. One obvious difference between the two periods was his move from Kyle Larson Racing to … Read more

LASTING LEGACY: Philip Dietz Continues Building Iconic Crew Chief Career at JJR

Much like his late cousin Jason Johnson, Philip Dietz is building a legacy that will soon stand the test of time. At 36-years-old, Dietz is already one of the most respected and revered crew chiefs in the sport, and he’s got the accomplishments to back that up. After all, it’s no fluke to become a … Read more

NEW OPPORTUNITY PART I: Philip Dietz Relishes Owner, Crew Chief Role For 2021

Philip Dietz looks natural in the most challenging situations. He enjoys it. Serving as the crew chief for two cars, owning one of them, working with three drivers and winning with all three this year earned him his second World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Crew Chief of the Year Award – his … Read more

DOUBLE-DUTY DIETZ: Philip Dietz finding his stride as a multi-team crew chief

Philip Dietz knew taking on the role of crew chief for two teams this year would be daunting challenge. But also, at times, a rewarding one. That reward came last week when Dietz made history by winning at 34 Raceway with Parker Price-Miller and his own Dietz Motorsports team and then winning with David GravelRead more

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: Philip Dietz prepared for busy season with own team, Jason Johnson Racing

Philip Dietz always wanted his own Sprint Car team one day. He never planned for it to happen this soon. Along with his full-time position as crew chief for the #41 Jason Johnson Racing team, Dietz will also crew chief his own #14 Dietz Motorsports car for about half of the 2020 World of Outlaws … Read more

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