May 5, 2021

Slick Honored With NASCAR Joe Gibbs Racing Throwback Color Scheme On The Denny Hamlin Car This Sunday May 9th Darlington Goodyear 400!

The entire Johnson Family is so proud to have Slick honored in this way.  He would be so proud and I can see that big grin on his face right now!  He always had a smile on his face and this would have made him so happy!  It is very touching and we are all truly thankful!

Joe Gibbs Racing ~~~ Denny Hamlin ~~~ Sponsor Sport Clips Haircuts ~~~ car will have Slick's Color Scheme in Honor of His Memory.

You can see the car this Sunday May 9th.  It will be at the Darlington Raceway for the Goodyear 400.  You can also watch on Fox Sports 3:30 PM EST.

Join us here as the family and others talk about this...

Family Talking About The Honor

I know Chippy and Cat are happy about this. 
Friends that worked or hung around the shops Too. We all are!
It is still so hard for us to believe he is gone but we'll always have his memory

Now A Look-Back To 1983

Slick #18 1983 Like Cola 500 at Pocono

Photo by Mike Traverse

A huge thanks to Dargan Watts a true friend to all racers!

Kind words from Dargan Watts

Thanks to all you great fans, a young man who lost his life 20 years ago doing what he loved to do was shown your love for him the the past couple of weeks by casting your votes for Julius D. "Slick" Johnson III to be recognized by Joe Gibbs racing, Cup points Leader Denny Hamlin and Sport Clips Haircuts sponsored Toyota in the May 9, 2021 "Throwback" racing event at Darlington Raceway.
Johnson and his father, Junior Johnson, had their race car shop only a stones throw from the famed speedway and their doors were open to Darlington competitors if they ever needed repairs on their race cars. Years ago, most of the competitors only had ONE car and if was damaged in practice, it had to be repaired and the Johnsons were always available to help with the repairs.
It is only fitting that Johnson was selected as the honoree for the Gibbs car with him being a former competitor who lived close by, but the founder and CEO of Sport Clips Haircuts, Gordon Logan, is a native of nearby Sumter, S.C. and was a competitor at Sumter Speedway in 1964. The next time you need a haircut, you might show your appreciation to Gordon Logan by visiting one of his 1,800 locations across the country.

You can see another article by Dargan about the Johnson Racing shared here on the blog.

Slick  'J D' Julius David Johnson III

Highlights After The Race

Winner Martin Truex, Jr

Denny Hamlin
Slick's Color Scheme
Came in at #5
Good Job 

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