Jimmie Johnson Shares Glimpses Of His 7x Championship Titles Ahead Of NASCAR Hall Of Fame Inductions

Published 01/16/2024, 3:05 AM EST

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On January 19, NASCAR will honor its greatest driver of the modern era, Jimmie Johnson by inducting him into the Hall of Fame. Fans voted for the 7-time Cup Series champion alongside Donnie Allison and Chad Knaus to be the class of 2024. Ahead of his grand induction ceremony, the former Hendrick Motorsports driver shared a video on his X handle which highlighted the milestones of his illustrious career and his 7 Cup Series titles.

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Johnson is only the third man to ever achieve that feat after Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. Many will agree that it was Johnson’s unbelievable consistency that established HMS as the most dominant team in the competition. He has yet to fully retire from the sport as he still competes in select races with his team Legacy Motor Club.

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The video released on X by the 7-time Cup Series champion is a fitting tribute to his illustrious career. Several moments were honored in it, including his first win, his 83rd victory that tied him with the recently departed Cale Yarborough for sixth on the all-time Cup Series wins list, and his 7 championship triumphs. Glimpses of his trophy cabinet were also shown in the video, and it was like the cabinet was adorned with gold.

Johnson wrote a short but heartfelt caption about his journey so far in NASCAR. Getting inducted into the Hall of Fame is always a great honor for any driver and the 48-year-old certainly deserves the accolade he’s getting. “It’s been an amazing journey,” the former Hendrick Motorsports driver wrote on his X handle.

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The former driver of the #48 HMS car has won every single major race on the NASCAR Cup Series calendar more than once. His best tracks were Dover, Martinsville, Charlotte, and Texas, where he won 11, 9, 8, and 7 races in the Cup Series respectively. 

It has been a long time since we have seen him in victory lane, but that is where he used to visit frequently when he drove full-time in NASCAR. Fans are already eager to see him back on the track. However, they wouldn’t have to wait for long as the driver will be taking part in select races in the 2024 Cup Series season for Legacy Motor Club.

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7-time Cup Series champion to start over half-a-dozen Cup races in 2024

So far, Legacy Motor Club has announced that their 7-time championship-winning co-owner Jimmie Johnson will take part in 6 races in the Cup Series and more are expected to be added. The races that have been confirmed for the driver/owner so far are Las Vegas (October 20), Kansas (May 5 and September 29), Dover (April 28), Texas (April 14), and the iconic Coca-Cola 600 (May 26).

More races are yet to be announced if reports are to be believed. However, the fact that the 7-time champion may not compete in the Daytona 500 could be disappointing for fans. Johnson has won The Great American Race twice in his career and it would be iconic to see him racing around the oval a few more times.

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Regardless, the 48-year-old still has quite a lot of races in his schedule this year. Will he be able to win any of them in his HOF induction year? Let us know your thoughts.

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