NASCAR Cup Series legend, Jimmie Johnson, who was inducted into the NASCAR Cup Series Hall of Fame in 2024, says that he is grateful to be allowed to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The seven-time series champion and 83-time race winner was inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Thursday, and speaking during his acceptance speech, Johnson, who now team co-owner of Legacy Motor Club stated:
“I realize how many people played a role in this Hall of Fame induction. “Thank you to my family, friends, fans—everyone at Jimmie Johnson Racing, former team members and teammates, everyone who has been part of this journey. “This success story of seven championships and 83 wins, and now this, is all about relationships. I’m truly grateful for the journey and the amazing relationships forged and the incredible companies I’ve represented like Lowe’s and Ally.
Johnson went on to say:
“Whether on two wheels or four, in SoCal or Charlotte, in the driver’s seat or up on top of the pit box, moonlighting as race car mechanic or driving a school bus (as his parents did), whether you’re looking up to your heroes, driving for them or competing against them… if you’re with us now or up in heaven, thank you for being a crucial part of this incredible run. “This is beyond my wildest dreams—and I thought Christmas morning in 1979 was special.”