Jimmie Johnson Says 2020 Will Be His Last Year as a Full-Time NASCAR Driver

On Wednesday, Jimmie Johnson announced that the 2020 season will be his 19th and final year as a full-time NASCAR driver. “This sport has been good to me and allowed me to do something I truly love,” Johnson said in a video statement on Twitter. “I showed up chasing a dream and achieved more than I ever thought possible.” As ESPN notes, Johnson is the winningest driver of his era, having won seven NASCAR season championships and 83 races, tying him for first and sixth all time, respectively. The 44-year-old is the latest NASCAR superstar to step away from full-time racing in recent years, following the likes of Jeff Gordon, Danica Patrick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Tony Stewart.