Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe¿s Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, is the first driver to confirm that he will appear at Atlanta Motor Speedway¿s Speed Zone before the March 14 Golden Corral 500. One of the top drivers in NASCAR this year, Johnson won three races and finished second in the Winston Cup point standings, just 90 points behind champion Matt Kenseth. The names of other drivers to appear at Speed Zone will be announced over the next several weeks. The appearance schedule will be released the week prior to the Golden Corral 500. Johnson will be on hand to answer questions from fans that purchase the Speed Zone package. In addition to the driver appearances, Speed Zone attendees will receive a souvenir program, event T-shirt, event hat and commemorative program car for just $99. Fans may also upgrade to the Speed Zone PLUS package, which includes a pre-race pit pass, for an additional $100. For more information about tickets or the Speed Zone with Team Lowe¿s Racing driver Jimmie Johnson, call the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211.