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Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR Driver, Distributes Supplies To Oklahoma Victims, Donates About $1 Million

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Jimmie Johnson walks from the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Avondale, Ariz. Johnson distributed supplies Thursday to Oklahoma tornado victims. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) | AP

DOVER, Del. — Jimmie Johnson spent Thursday in Moore, Okla., to help distribute supplies to tornado victims.

He was accompanied by his wife, Chani, a native of Muskogee. The visit was in conjunction with Johnson's sponsor, Lowe's, and the Feed the Children initiative.

Johnson, who leads NASCAR's Sprint Cup standings, filmed a public service announcement for a benefit concert hosted by country star Blake Shelton. He also reached out to Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops about finding other ways to help. Johnson pledged to donate his winnings from Sunday's race at Dover to tornado recovery efforts. He also donated his All-Star race winnings – about $1 million – to relief efforts.

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