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Pinson native part of Daytona 500 winner’s pit crew

By Gary Lloyd

A Pinson Valley High School graduate was part of Jimmie Johnson’s Dayton 500-winning pit crew Sunday in the most popular stock car race in the country.

R.J. Barnette is the front tire carrier for Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet car.

“Thank you everyone for the support. I read them all. Y’all are awesome! So blessed to be a part of such an amazing organization,” Barnette Tweeted after Sunday’s race.

R.J. Barnette
photo courtesy of Hendrick Motorsports

Get to know Barnette here.

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