Quick Hits: Jimmie Johnson Stops By Habitat Homes in California; Red Sox Hit the Links

Jimmie Johnson Foundation

This weekend’s NASCAR stop at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., gives three-time defending Sprint Cup champ Jimmie Johnson the chance to return his roots.

The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Bill Center wrote that “as usual, Johnson is visiting the site of the four Habitat for Humanity homes his foundation is building near downtown El Cajon” (Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2/19).

Red Sox: What’s a trip Florida without a little bit of golf? The Boston Red Sox are taking a break from spring training today to participate in the 16th annual Red Sox Hit the Links Tournament to support the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona: “It’s for a good cause. We’re raising a lot of money for charity and it’s something we do with a smile” (Joe McDonald, Providence Journal, 2/20).