Jimmie Johnson’s in-laws involved in apparent murder-suicide

Tragedy has struck the NASCAR family

Jimmie Johnson was set to race in the NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend at Chicago. He has since withdrawn his entry in the No. 84 car.

Terry Janway and Jack Janway were involved in an apparent murder-suicide on Monday night. The Janway’s are the parents of Chandra Johnson, Jimmie Johnson’s wife.

Their 11-year-old grandson was also found dead as the scene.

Police release

The Muskogee Police Department stated in a release that they responded to a call at 9:05pm on Monday. The call was made from the 2827 Suroya St residence.

The caller was a woman who said there was a disturbance and someone had a gun. Then they hung up.

Police arrived at the scene to find a victim laying in the hallway, who was later identified as Jack Janway. Moments later, police heard another gunshot from inside the house.

The officers pulled Jack away from the home and waited for backup to arrive.

Officers then began to search the home. They then discovered Terry Janway and Dalton dead inside the house.

Daulton was the 11 11-year-old grandson of the couple.

“That’s what they are still investigating but there appears there’s no threat to the community so it’s looking very likely that it’s a murder-suicide,” Hamlin told the Muskogee Phoenix.

Legacy Motor Club Statement

“Legacy Motor Club has elected to withdraw the No. 84 Carvana Chevrolet from this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series event in Chicago,” the team opened in a statement.

“The Johnson family has asked for privacy at this time and no further statements will be made.”

Hendrick Motorsports Statement

“Our family and entire team are all grieving with Chani, Jimmie, and their loved ones,” Hendrick Motorsports opened.

“This is a truly unthinkable tragedy, and our hearts are broken for them.  I’ve been in touch with Jimmie and offered our love, support and the full resources of our organization in whatever capacity they need.”

Jimmie Johnson is a 7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion. All 7 titles came while driving for Hendrick Motorsports.

NASCAR Statement

“We are saddened by the tragic deaths of members of Chandra Johnson’s family,” a statement read from the sanction.

“The entire NASCAR family extends its deepest support and condolences during this difficult time to Chandra, Jimmie and the entire Johnson & Janway families.”

Johnson is the co-owner of Legacy Motor Club. He runs a part-time entry with the tea.


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