Seven time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, who will compete in his final cup event later today says that he is bowing out of the sport on his own terms.
After 19 years, seven championships and 83 victories, the Californian will end his full time Cup career in Phoenix as the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season draws to a close.
The 45 year will embark on a new adventure in the NTT IndyCar Series with Chip Ganassi Racing after signing a two year contract with the team to compete in road and street course races.
Johnson will bring his famous number 48 across to the NTT IndyCar Series in 2021 as he will race in the No.48 Carvana Honda alongside 2020 champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda, Alex Palou in the No.10 Honda and Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday morning, ahead of his final race, Johnson said:
19 years… It’s been an incredible journey, and one that I could’ve never dreamed of. I get to go out on my terms, with the support of my family and friends and for that, I am grateful and fulfilled. pic.twitter.com/JZ5C3tywn4
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) November 8, 2020