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NASCAR Icons Thanksgiving Cheer: Johnson, Petty, and Legacy Motor Club

NASCAR Icons Thanksgiving Cheer: During NASCAR’s off-season, the Legacy Motor Club, represented by esteemed drivers Jimmie Johnson and Richard “The King” Petty, extended heartfelt Thanksgiving wishes to their fans. Despite a challenging year marked by significant partnership changes, JJ & Co enthusiastically embraced the holiday spirit, conveying well-wishes to their loyal supporters.

The team’s official Instagram account shared a brief clip featuring Jimmie Johnson, known as ‘Superman,’ connecting from London, alongside the new #42 driver, engaging in relaying messages to their audience.

Amid a lackluster season, the team underwent a pivotal transition, moving from Chevrolet, Johnson’s longstanding partner that contributed to his multiple titles, to Toyota. Notably, aside from Erik Jones finishing 27th with just one top-5 finish, the team faced challenges, including the departure of rookie sensation Noah Gragson, leading officials to seek a suitable replacement, ultimately finding promise in Xfinity Series standout John Hunter Nemechek.

In unison with his team, the 26-year-old Nemechek joined Johnson and Petty in expressing Thanksgiving wishes. Johnson, cycling in Hyde Park, London, conveyed, “Greetings from London, Hyde Park. Just want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have the best time with family and friends and have an awesome celebration.” Meanwhile, LMC team ambassador Petty also extended warm wishes, adding, “Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for your support.” Notably, Jones, hailing from Michigan, supported the Detroit Lions while sharing his message.

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In a period when fans seek racing-related content online, JJ & LMC’s message arrived at an opportune time. Fans, thrilled to receive Thanksgiving greetings from their favorite racing icons, reciprocated with heartfelt wishes.

Among the Thanksgiving messages, fans expressed various sentiments, from a desire for more thrilling on-track moments to heartfelt thanks and nostalgic reflections on the team’s achievements over the years. The sentiments ranged from “Happy turkey day J, happy for all 83 trophies and all the memories we made cheering for you guys over the years! 2024! Hug your family,” to “Happy Thanksgiving to all at Legacy Motor Club” and “Happy Thanksgiving Jimmie!”.

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Khushal Bhatia
Khushal Bhatia
Khushal Bhatia, a distinguished BA (Hons) English graduate from St. Stephen College (University of Delhi) and a holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (English) from IIMC Delhi, is an accomplished journalist. Currently affiliated with, Khushal is an expert in covering a range of sports topics with a specialization in motorsports, particularly NASCAR. His insightful articles explore the nuances of the sporting world, providing readers with comprehensive analysis and the latest updates. With a commitment to unbiased reporting, Khushal's expertise and authoritative voice make him a reliable source for sports enthusiasts.


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