Jimmie Johnson, along with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, Sr., is one of only three drivers in the history of NASCAR to hold seven Cup Championship titles and the only driver to ever win five consecutive titles (2006-2010; 2013 and 2016). Johnson has won 83 races during his career and his considered to be the “greatest driver of his generation.” 2020 will be Johnson’s last year racing full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series as he will be moving to IndyCar in 2021.
Atul Kochhar is an Indian born, British based chef, double Michelin star restaurateur and television personality. The Chef Patron of Benares Restaurant and Bar is one of the most critically acclaimed chefs in Britain. He was the first Indian chef to win a coveted Michelin Star and has since opened multiple restaurants across the globe
Sébastien Foucan is the founder of Freerunning and has appeared in several feature films. In 2006, Sebastien toured with Madonna in her show ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’ and in 2012 was a contestant for ITV’s Dancing on Ice. He is also an accomplished motivational speaker and his book, ‘Freerunning: Find your way,’ was published in 2008.
Motivational speaker, Julia Landauer, uses her professional stock car racing platform to advocate for STEM education, women’s empowerment, leadership, risk analysis, and working with fear. Julia, who graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Science, Technology & Society, is currently racing in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. Julia was a Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 Honoree in the Sports Category in 2017 and speaks regularly at numerous corporate meetings. Julia can also be found on the TedX Talks website.
Darren Gough's astounding international cricket career is marked with many bright moments, including a hat-trick of wickets against Australia in 1999 and being named man of the series in the West Indies in 2000. Following his last one day international appearance in 2006, Darren became a familiar face on television by winning BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Darren is now the presenter of the drive time radio show on TalkSPORT, where he has earned a nomination for a Sony Award.
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