NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson to retire as Fulltime Motorist after 2020
Seven-time NASCAR winner and El Cajon native Jimmie Johnson declared today on Twitter the 2020 season is going to probably be his last as a fulltime motorist at stock car racing’s premier series. Indianapolis 500 Live Stream.
“I am so grateful for 18 amazing years of racing in NASCAR,” Johnson stated in his conversation. Indy 500 Stream.
“The game has been great to me. It’s allowed me to do something that I truly love. I showed up following a dream and achieved more than I ever believed possible. I am excited about next season and observing what’ll be my final year as a fulltime NASCAR Cup driver. Indianapolis 500 Live Stream, I know exactly what this group is really capable of, and now that I expect 2020 is among the best yet.”
In 2009, Johnson became the first driver to be called The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year. Indy 500 Stream.
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Raised from the East County community of Crest, Johnson started racing motorcycles at Age five. Indianapolis 500 Live Stream, He won his first professional driving championship in short-course off-road trucks while a pupil at Granite Hills High. Indy 500 Stream, He later raced off-road trucks at the SCORE series before going to sidewalk racing in stock cars.
Johnson made his debut in NASCAR’s Cup series at age 25. Included among his 83 wins are just two Daytona 500s, four-car races at the Indy 500 Live Stream free Motor Speedway along with a record 11 races around the one-mile oval at Dover, Indianapolis 500 Live Stream.
Johnson is the only driver to win five consecutive NASCAR championships (2006-2010) and he included names in 2013 and 2016. Indianapolis 500 Live Stream. He won beneath all 3 championship scoring methods.
However, Johnson hasn’t won a race because of the 2017 season and failed to make the playoffs for the first time in 2019. He’s made 651 career begins in NASCAR’s premier series. Indy 500 Live Stream free.
Though the 2020 season is going to be his final fulltime effort in the last season of his contract with Hendrick Motorsports, Indianapolis 500 Live Stream. Johnson has said before his urge to run chosen NASCAR races and explore different kinds of racing following his retirement because of a full-time motorist.