Joe Lee Johnson (September 11, 1929 – May 26, 2005) was an American professional NASCAR Grand National Series driver who won the inaugural World 600 in 1960. He was also the 1959 NASCAR Convertible Division champion.[1] He made his last NASCAR start in 1962. He was the owner of the Cleveland Speedway in Cleveland, Tennessee. He is of no relation to Junior Johnson or Jimmie Johnson.

Joe Lee Johnson
Born(1929-09-11)September 11, 1929
DiedMay 26, 2005(2005-05-26) (aged 75)
Cause of deathCancer
Awards1959 NASCAR Convertible Division champion
NASCAR Cup Series career
55 races run over 7 years
Best finish13th (1960)
First race1957 Daytona Beach Road Course
Last race1962 Nashville 500 (Nashville)
First win1959 Nashville 300 (Nashville)
Last win1960 World 600 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 20 0


  1. ^ 1959 NASCAR Convertible Division statistics, Retrieved February 20, 2008

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