Jimmie Johnson announced that he’ll retire from NASCAR following the 2020 season, when his contract with Hendrick Motorsports up.
Full Jimmie Johnson, Rick Hendrick press conference
Jimmie Kenneth Johnson professional stock car racing driver. A 7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the Car 48 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Hendrick Motorsports. 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Tied with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for most Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championships (7)
JIMMIE JOHNSON’S CAREER – BY THE NUMBERS
1 – Made his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 7, 2001; he started the race 15th but finished 39th due to being involved in an incident.
4 – Won his first career pole in the Monster Energy Series in his fourth start; the 2002 Daytona 500; he started first but finished 15th.
4 – Number of career Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race wins – series-most.
5 – Only driver in NASCAR National Series history to win five consecutive championships – from 2006-2010.
7 – Total number of career Monster Energy Series titles – tied with NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the series-most.
11 – Career-most wins in the Monster Energy Series at single track – Dover International Speedway.
11.9 – Career average starting position in the Monster Energy Series – sixth-best among Cup drivers with 600 or more starts.
12.9 – Career average finishing position in the Monster Energy Series – sixth best among Cup drivers with 600 or more starts.
13 – Won his first Monster Energy Series race in just his 13th career start on April 28, 2002 at Auto Club Speedway; he started the race fourth.
16 – Number of consecutive seasons with wins in the Monster Energy Series (2002-2017).
20 – Number of different tracks he has won at in the Monster Energy Series.
36 – Number of Monster Energy Series career poles – 17th-most all-time.
83 – Number of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career wins – tied with NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough for sixth-most all-time.
227 – Number of Monster Energy Series top-five finishes – 11th-most all-time.
346 – Number of Monster Energy Series races he has led at least one lap – (53.5%).
364 – Number of Monster Energy Series top-10 finishes – 10th-most all-time.
651 – Number of Monster Energy Series career starts – 26th-most all-time.
18,834 – Career number of laps led – ninth-most all-time
184,866 – Career number of laps completed – 22nd-most all-time.
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