Saturday, December 13, 2014
Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is getting a new job - at least for one day.
The NFL's Carolina Panthers on Saturday announced that Johnson, who lives in Charlotte, had agreed to be the "Keep Pounding" drummer for Sunday's Panthers game vs. Tampa Bay at Bank of America Stadium.
Following the coin toss before every home game, an honorary drummer hits the "Keep Pounding" drum four times to signify four quarters.
Johnson's participation comes at a crucial point for the Panthers this season. They are seeking their first home victory since Oct. 5 and are still in the hunt for a playoff spot.