Watch Live: President Obama Welcomes NASCAR Drivers
12:48 PM EDT
This afternoon, President Obama will welcome Jimmie Johnson and other 2010 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers to the White House to honor Jimmie Johnson’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. Watch the event live from the East Room of the White House beginning at 4:45 p.m. EDT at WhiteHouse.gov/live.
During his remarks, the President will also recognize the efforts by Jimmie Johnson and NASCAR to give back to their community, continuing a tradition of honoring athletes and sports teams for their efforts on and off the field.
This won't be the first time Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson has been honored at the White House. Check out a video of President Obama getting a look under the hood of his #48 Lowe's Chevy during an earlier visit: