The day after winning his 83rd NASCAR Cup race, Jimmie Johnson underwent a minor outpatient procedure to have a minor form of skin cancer – Basal Cell Carcinoma – removed from his shoulder.
The procedure won’t impact Johnson’s driving ability and he will pilot his No. 48 Chevrolet this weekend at Pocono Raceway.
The seven-time champion tweeted about the procedure Monday morning.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Basal Cell Carcinoma “often appears as a slightly transparent bump on the skin, though it can take other forms. Basal cell carcinoma occurs most often on areas of the skin that are exposed to the sun, such as your head and neck.”
The Mayo Clinic also says Basal Cell Carcinoma is most likely to develop in men over the age of 50. Johnson turns 42 in September.
With his win on Sunday, Johnson tied his childhood hero Cale Yarborough with 83 Cup wins. In victory lane, Johnson even wore a vintage Yarborough racing hat. A day later, Johnson has gotten in touch with the three-time champion to discuss his win.