Charlotte Motor Speedway Names 2022 Winner of Jimmie Johnson Scholarship
Abigail Singler has been named the 2022 Jimmie Johnson Scholarship Award winner, Charlotte Motor Speedway officials announced before the Bank of America ROVAL 400. Singler, a freshman at Appalachian State University, is from Concord, NC and is majoring in Fitness, Nutrition and Exercise Science. She is a graduate of Hickory Ridge High School. Singler will receive $4,800 to continue her studies.
In advance of seven-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson’s final race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the 2020 Bank of America ROVAL™ 400, speedway officials honored the career of the future Hall-of-Famer with a 10-year scholarship fund to benefit children in the Cabarrus County community. Each year, a $4,800 scholarship will be awarded to deserving student with career pursuits in fitness, nutrition or exercise science, passions that Jimmie has championed as much as he has racing.
Singler was thrilled to have this award help further her college education.
“I intend to pursue a Master’s Degree in athletic training after my major,” said Singler. “This definitely helps me out. A big part of my past is being a part of NASCAR and being around it so long. Understanding and learning I got the scholarship was really a big shock to me at first. But, I’m really happy I am able to pursue something in college and use some of that money to help my family out with the expense.”
Johnson tallied four wins in the Bank of America 500 (2004, 2005, 2009, 2016), four NASCAR All-Star Race wins (2003, 2006, 2012, 2013) and four wins in one of NASCAR’s crown jewels, the Coca-Cola 600 (2003, 2004, 2005, 2014). Among active drivers, Kevin Harvick is currently second on the all-time Cup Series win list at Charlotte with five total victories (two Coca-Cola 600s; two NASCAR All-Star Races; one Bank of America 500).
“Charlotte Motor Speedway will always have a special place in my heart,” Johnson said in 2020, upon learning of the speedway's intentions to create a scholarship in his honor. “I have shared so much success here across my career. To think that the scholarship will help individuals for years to come means so much to me, to my family and to the Jimmie Johnson Foundation. To know that this gift will truly change the recipient’s life – you can’t really put words to how important that is."