7-Time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson set to retire after 2020 Season

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7-Time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson is set to retire after the 2020 Racing Season.

Jimmie Johnson

The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion has been with his entire top-level career with Hendrick Motorsports.

Johnson started in the series in 2001 and won five consecutive championships from 2006 to 2010, adding two more in 2013 and 2016 to put him at the same level of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt on the career list with seven titles.

Jimmie Johnson

Johnson’s 83 NASCAR race victories also ties him with Cale Yarborough for sixth on the all-time wins list, but the 44-year-old Johnson is the oldest full-time driver in the series and has been struggling by his own standards in the last few years, not having won a points race since June 2017.

He’s looking to turn the corner in his final full season on the race track, when he says he will be “#Chasing8 one final time.”

“I know what this team is capable of, and I hope that 2020 will be one of the best yet,” he said in a video he posted to Twitter to announce his retirement.

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