Jimmie Johnson made his final NASCAR Cup Series start as a full-time driver in Sunday’s Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway.
As the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion rides into the next phase of his racing career with 83 career victories, his fellow peers took time to share how Johnson has impacted them and the sport.
The only man that I have watched the sunrise with multiple times, we had always wanted to close the book together.
The day has come, my friend.
Let’s go race like hell and see what happens on the other side.
Much love #OneFinalTime pic.twitter.com/0is3T4C4wr
— Chad Knaus (@chadknaus) November 8, 2020
It has been a pleasure watching your journey and look forward to the next chapter. Going to be a roller coaster ride of emotion today. Enjoy every second! https://t.co/GtEhsPDQTH
— Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) November 8, 2020
Words can’t describe what it means to be on this journey with @JimmieJohnson for #OneFinalTime and I’m truly grateful for him and this team! He defines being a champion on and off the track. Very proud of him and his amazing career. @allyracing @TeamHendrick
— Cliff Daniels (@DanielsCliff) November 8, 2020
Happy for you JJ.
Seeing you with your girls has always been a great inspiration to me. 😊 https://t.co/jqYWfGzXey
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) November 7, 2020
To the guy I’ve idolized. To the guy I geeked out over at DIS when filling in the 43 in 2017. To the guy that’s been all class on n off the track. To the guy who called me just about every day during the madness of this season. To the guy I’m honored to call friend. Thanks JJ!🤘🏾 pic.twitter.com/rnJ0GucbxG
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) November 8, 2020
I’m going to miss racing with you pal. Myself and a lot of other kids wanted to be just like you growing up. Not everyday you get to compete with one of your heros. Here’s to ya champ. 🍻 https://t.co/ff4F9WDz62
— Ryan Blaney (@Blaney) November 7, 2020
No one has done it better! Champion of life more than anything and this video shows a lot of that. Incredible things on the track, off of it, and everywhere in between. I’m sure glad I get to line up across the bar from him from now on instead the starting grid. 😜. #48 https://t.co/11etvPKBdj
— Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) November 8, 2020
— Aric Almirola (@Aric_Almirola) November 8, 2020