NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion to participate in UAB Homecoming

Homecoming Week at UAB gets star-studded appearance.
Written by: Katherine Shonesy
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JimmyJohnsoncarJimmie Johnson, one of the 12 contenders for the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, will be on campus at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Johnson will officiate the annual Homecoming Gurney Derby event, in which teams of four race hospital gurneys nearly the length of 13th Street South between 10th Avenue and University Boulevard and back again, to the screams and cheers of fans from across campus. A live stream of the event will be available online.

Following the Gurney Derby, Johnson will join Tom Patterson, Talladega Superspeedway senior director of consumer marketing and ticketing, in presenting “The Business of NASCAR,” a lecture hosted by the Collat School of Business and UAB’s American Marketing Association chapter for invited UAB students, faculty and staff.