NASCAR superstar Jimmie Johnson, winner of 74 Sprint Cup Series races and six championships since his humble beginnings as a middle-of-the-road driver 14 years ago, turned 40 on Sept. 17, 2015. In celebration of his 40th birthday, we present these 40 rare photos of Johnson through the years.
Two-time NBA champion and 10-time All-Star Ray Allen turned 40 years old on July 20, 2015. Allen celebrated his birthday over the weekend by jetting off to Las Vegas, where he was presented with a very impressive cake that celebrated both his illustrious NBA career, which included time spent with the Bucks, Sonics, Celtics and Heat, as well as his time as a college basketball star at UConn. Here are some rare photos through the years of Ray Allen, aka Ray-Ray, Sugar Ray, and Jesus Shuttlesworth.
Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will come out of retirement to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr.—who reported concussion-like symptoms to the Hendrick Motorsports team—for the next two Sprint Cup races. Gordon, 44, raced in the Cup Series from 1992-2015 for Hendrick Motorsports. He won his first championship as a 23-year-old in 1994 and also won titles in 1997, 1998 and 2001. His 93 Cup wins and 81 poles are each No. 3 all-time. Gordon’s an equity partner in Hendrick Motorsports, and been working closely with the team all season, specifically with rookie Chase Elliott, who now helms Gordon's old No. 24 car. Here are 24 rare photos of old No. 24.