Jimmie Johnson, one of the most legendary champions in racing, announced on Wednesday that he plans to retire after the 2020 season. The news came from an emotional video on Twitter with the caption "#Chasing8 one final time."
“I’m so thankful for 18 incredible years of racing in NASCAR,” Johnson says. “The sport has been good to me. It has allowed me to do something I truly love. I showed up chasing a dream and achieved more than I ever thought possible. I’m looking forward to next season and celebrating what will be my last year as a full-time NASCAR Cup driver. I know what this team is capable of, and I hope 2020 is one of the best yet.”
Johnson has spent his career with Hendrick Motorsports and won seven championships. He will address the media about the announcement on Thursday.
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