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Jimmie Johnson at practice. (Russell LaBounty/NKP via AP)
LOUDON, N.H. -- Jimmie Johnson was grateful he could help aid in the cleanup in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
Johnson visited Naples, Florida this week a day after he raced in NASCAR's playoff opener and cleared brush and other debris that caused havoc in the area.
"I took my daughter (Genevieve) with me and I wanted her to grasp kind of what was going on down there," Johnson said. "She saw plenty of coverage on television about the hurricane moving in and I just wanted to close that loop for her and take her down and experience all that. Just a very impactful day in Florida. I feel like there were some great lessons, great respect and appreciation I have for mankind and the way people help each other in times of need and a lot of lessons learned."
Johnson worked with longtime sponsor Lowe's to install portable generators and air conditioning units in homes. Johnson also pitched in with members of the First Response Team of America and visited with families who were affected by Irma.
"Very impactful trip," Johnson said.