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After owning NASCAR, Jimmie Johnson will soon own Charlotte: Receives ‘key to the city’ on Monday

May 9, 2014, 8:42 PM EDT

Jimmie Johnson AP

While he hasn’t been able to find the key to a win thus far in the 2014 Sprint Cup season, six-time and defending Cup champ Jimmie Johnson will soon have a different kind of key.

Johnson will receive a ceremonial “key to the city” on Monday night during the Charlotte (N.C.) City Council meeting, according to The Charlotte Observer.

Mayor Don Clodfelter will present the honor to Johnson for the philanthropic and charitable efforts by Johnson and wife Chandra, both in the Charlotte area as well as nationally with the Jimmie Johnson Foundation.

Since its inception in 2006, Johnson’s foundation has given nearly $7 million to charities and organizations, including nearly $1 million to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Cabarrus County school systems.

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  1. chad4208 - May 9, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    Remind me never to go to Charlotte ever again. We have enough political correctness around…. We dont need someone who literally said its stupid to speak your mind with a key to anything.

    No Im not being serious…and yes he did say that

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