Legendary NASCAR Cup Series team owner Rick Hendrick who helped Jimmie Johnson win seven Cup Series championships says that Johnson’s return to the NASCAR Cup Series in 2023 as a part owner of Petty GMScis tremendous for the sport.

Speaking ahead of this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series season-ending race in Phoenix, Hendrick said:

This is a tremendous day for our sport. Jimmie (Johnson) is one of the all-time great champions on the racetrack, and I know he’ll apply the same mentality to his role as a team owner. When he sets his mind to something, the level of commitment and work ethic he brings is unsurpassed. Seeing Jimmie in a firesuit with his name on the roof of a Chevrolet at the DAYTONA 500 is going to be very special for a lot of people. Competing against him will certainly be a change, and a big challenge, but we welcome his return to NASCAR and look forward to the next chapter of a truly remarkable career.”

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