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NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson touched by visit to Oklahoma tornado victims, pledges help


Driver Jimmie Johnson gets ready for practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Friday, May 31, 2013, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (The Associated Press)

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.