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As Jimmie Johnson gets ready to embark on his final season in 2020, here’s a look at some photos and statistics from his illustrious NASCAR career so far.
Johnson’s 19th and final full-time season will open with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 16, 2020. It will also mark his 652nd career start.
Johnson is one of the greatest champions in sports. His record-tying seven Cup titles, which include five straight from 2006-2010, are equaled only by NASCAR legends Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt.
Johnson competed in the Xfinity Series full-time in 2000 and 2001 driving the No. 92 Chevrolet for Herzog Motorsports. He captured his only series win in 2001 in the inaugural race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Johnson recorded his first of 36 career poles for the 2002 Daytona 500, his first start in “The Great American Race.”
Johnson captured his first of Cup career win at Auto Club (California) Speedway on April 28, 2002. The win came in his 13th career start and was the first of three in his rookie season.
Johnson has won 11 times at Dover International Speedway, which included a season sweep in 2002 in his first two starts at the track.
Johnson has four career wins in the All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the first coming in 2003.
Johnson’s first of four wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway came in 2005.
Johnson holds the all-time lead in wins at 1.5-mile tracks with 28. He’s won at Texas Motor Speedway seven times.
Johnson’s first of four wins in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway came in 2006.
In 2009, Johnson became the first race car driver to be named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year.
Johnson won the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway twice. His victory in 2012 marked the 200th win for Hendrick Motorsports.
Johnson won the Daytona 500 in 2006 and 2013.
Johnson has won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway four times (2003, 2004, 2005, 2014).
Johnson’s 83 career Cup Series wins is tied for sixth-most all-time with Cale Yarborough.
Johnson holds a Cup Series record 15 playoff appearances, all consecutive (2004-2018).