7-time Champ Johnson to leave the Cup Series after 2020 season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Jimmie Johnson will give it one more season before retiring. The seven-time champion announced that the 2020 Cup Series will be his last.

He has hinted that he was considering retirement from full-time competition. Johnson previously said that he would let Hendrick Motorsports know following the season.

The decision was made just three days after the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Johnson finished 13th in that race.

He has been in a slump for the last two seasons. Johnson has also had two core chiefs since Chad Knaus left following the 2018 season.

Hendricks Motorsports made a change in an attempt to spark their veteran driver. However, it did not work.

Kevin Meendering was replaced as crew chief for Johnson on July 29th. He was replaced by Cliff Daniels.

Over the last two seasons, he had had zero wins. In 72 races over that time, he has had five top five finishes.

Johnson’s best finish of the season came in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on July 7th at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

He is one of the most successful drivers in NASCAR history. The 2020 season will be 19th season in the Cup Series.

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