Resolution K348-2011

Congratulating Jimmie Johnson upon the occasion of winning his fifth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title

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  • Apr 5, 2011: adopted

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating Jimmie Johnson upon the occasion
of winning his fifth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative  Body  to  pay  tribute  to
those  exemplary  athletes  who  have  excelled  in professional sports,
distinguishing themselves through notable achievements and  representing
humanity to the fullest; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to  congratu-
late  Jimmie  Johnson upon the occasion of winning his fifth consecutive
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title; and
  WHEREAS, Jimmie Johnson made professional sports history  in  2010  by
earning  his fifth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title; he is the
only driver in the sport's 62-year history to accomplish the  feat,  and
his amazing accomplishment this year also earned him several awards; and
  WHEREAS,  Jimmie  Johnson  was voted Driver of the Year for the fourth
time in his career; by doing so, he tied Jeff Gordon for the  most  wins
in the prestigious award's 44 year history; and
  WHEREAS,  Jimmie  Johnson has won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion-
ship in a record-setting five consecutive  seasons  (2006,  2007,  2008,
2009,  and  2010) in the No. 48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet Impala SS;
and
  WHEREAS, Jimmie Johnson delivered a record-breaking 10th NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series Championship for car owner Rick Hendrick; and
  WHEREAS, Jimmie Johnson's charity, The Jimmie Johnson Foundation,  has
raised  a  significant  amount of money dedicated to assisting children,
families and communities in need throughout the United States; and
  WHEREAS, The Jimmie Johnson Foundation has helped save tens  of  thou-
sands of lives through blood collection and by adding individuals to the
National Marrow Donor Program Registry; and
  WHEREAS,  Racing fans in New York are vital to NASCAR, and New York is
home to Watkins Glen International, the host of one  NASCAR  Sprint  Cup
Series event annually; and
  WHEREAS,  His  two  pole  position  wins  and  many  impressive top 10
finishes at Watkins Glen International have helped  him  build  momentum
leading  into  the  final  stretch  of  the season resulting in his five
consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series titles; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this  Legislative  Body  to  honor  Jimmie
Johnson for his extraordinary athletic accomplishments which are a trib-
ute  to his skill, dedication and commitment; his character and achieve-
ments stand as a sterling example  and  inspiration  to  all  who  would
aspire to success; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Jimmie Johnson upon  the  occasion  of  winning  his  fifth
consecutive  NASCAR  Sprint  Cup  Series  title,  and  to  commend  Rick
Hendrick, and the No. 48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools team on  their  outstanding
achievements; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jimmie Johnson and Rick Hendrick.

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