Jimmie Johnson retiring from full-time racing


Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is retiring from full-time racing as a way to unlock time to spend along with his household.

The information was first reported on Monday by the Related Press and later confirmed by Johnson through social media.

Johnson had already retired from NASCAR after 2020 and since then competed primarily in IndyCar with Chip Ganassi Racing, although he hasn’t discovered as a lot successor within the new enterprise as his former one, having come fifth as his finest end.

Nonetheless, Johnson’s racing profession has been nothing in need of historic. He holds the file for essentially the most consecutive Cup Collection championships (5, from 2006 to 2010). He nabbed his sixth in 2013 and his seventh in 2016. He’s certainly one of solely three drivers with seven Cup Collection championships; the opposite are Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt. Like Petty and Earnhardt, Johnson gained all seven of his championships racing for a similar crew—in his case, driving the quantity 48 Chevrolet of Hendrick Motorsports.

Johnson’s farewell message leaves open the opportunity of racing in different collection or returning for particular occasions, corresponding to a repeat of his look on the 2022 Goodwood Revival. Johnson is 47, and will have some gasoline left within the tank if the appropriate alternative comes alongside.

One risk is driving a modified NASCAR Subsequent Gen race automotive within the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans. Hendrick Motorsports plans to enter the automotive as a particular Storage 56 entry.

One other risk for Johnson is an entry in one of many decrease courses of the IMSA SportsCar Championship or FIA World Endurance Championship, although nothing has been determined.

Johnson advised the Related Press selections on his racing future can be made within the coming months.


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