In ‘Driven to Give Back’ program, Jimmie Johnson’s cars will feature charity liveries

Jimmie Johnson charity liveries
Jimmie Johnson Racing

Carvana announced collaborations Monday with three charity organizations that will co-design the liveries that Jimmie Johnson will drive in selected NTT IndyCar Series this season.

“Driven to Give Back” will feature paint schemes on the No. 48 Dallara-Honda that focus on three charity partners:

–The TechForce Foundation will be featured in the April 10 race on the streets of Long Beach, California. The foundation helps steer students in the transportation technician industry with scholarships, mentorship and workforce opportunities.

–The American Legion, which also has been a sponsor on Johnson’s cars since last year, will be showcased in the July 3 race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

–The livery for the Sept. 4 race at Portland International Raceway will feature Athena Racing, which trains young girls in middle and high school with essential skills and STEM career development in engineering, design, fabrication and business related to automotive, motorsports and transportation.

Carvana is making charitable donations on behalf of fans who sign up at for sneak previews of the paint schemes.

Carvana also used a collaborative effort to help design Johnson’s paint schemes last season, allowing fans to vote on the No. 48’s look in five races.

“Chip Ganassi Racing and Jimmie Johnson are ideal partners and we’re excited to continue cheering Jimmie on as he races the full IndyCar season this year,” Carvana chief brand officer Ryan Keeton said in a release. “Our entire Carvana crew is inspired by Jimmie’s commitment as he’s forged this new path in his racing career. Carvana has always stood for challenging the status quo and we see that same drive and passion in Jimmie.”

Carvana also has launched a behind-the-scenes documentary-style series of Johnson’s first full season in IndyCar. The second episode of “Reinventing the Wheel” premiered Monday. “Setbacks and Steps Forward” chronicled Johnson’s 23rd-place finish at St. Petersburg.

Supercross: Enzo Lopes will race with ClubMX in 2024

Lopes ClubMX 2024
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Coming off his best Supercross season to date, Enzo Lopes has re-signed with Muc-Off / ClubMX Yamaha and will race for the team in 2024. The deal is for Supercross only.

Enzo Lopes won his heat race in Denver and finished fourth in the Main. – Feld Motor Sports

Lopes debuted in the Supercross series in 2019 on a Suzuki and scored his first top-10 finishes in his last two starts of that season. Showing consistent improvement, he earned six top-10s in eight Main events the following year and finished fifth in the 250 East standings. In 2022, he scored his first top-five at Daytona and finished in the top five in points again.

“I am happy to be returning to ClubMX for another season,” Lopes said in a press release. “It is like family to me there and that is very important. Although I had many options, staying where I am makes the most sense for many reasons. The bikes are great, the people are great, the tracks are amazing, and I am surrounded by people that care about me. We all want to win and together we will get there.”

While he improved his season-best performance by only one position this year, it was nevertheless a breakout season. Lopes barely missed the podium three times in 2023 with fourth-place finishes at San Diego, Seattle, and Denver.

His strong performance him rumored to be speaking with factory teams.

“We could see the growth from Enzo every time he gets on the bike,” said team owner Brandon Haas. “We all knew it was just a matter of time before he would be noticed by everyone, and we are proud of him on many levels. He had some heat race wins and qualified fastest at three events this season. It would be hard not to be noticed going that fast. He had a big decision to make and we are glad he chose to stay with us at ClubMX.”

Lopes had three podium finishes in heat races this year, including a win preceding his fourth-place finish in Denver.

Lopes will join Jeremy Martin, Phil Nicoletti and Garrett Marchbanks, who announced a two-year extension with the team in January, at the ClubMX team.