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Hendrick, Lowe's lock up Johnson with new deals

Friday, November 20, 2009 - 11:35am

Three-time defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has signed a contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports through 2015.

Home improvement chain Lowe's also signed an extension as primary sponsor of Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet through the 2013 season.

Johnson's extension is a five-year deal and comes on the verge of his record fourth consecutive Cup championship.