‘Looks Like a Good Time’- Jimmie Johnson Treats Fans to Good Old-Fashioned Racing Amidst Cup Series Heartbreak

Published 09/10/2023, 3:13 PM EDT

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NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson broke the hearts of NASCAR fans around the globe earlier this month when he announced he won’t be racing in the Cup Series anymore. The 47-year-old holds the seven-time Cup Series champion record along with Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty. He is considered the greatest NASCAR racer of the modern era. So when he says his Cup season is over, it is understandable that fans would be upset.

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However, he did not leave his fans hanging after the announcement. Johnson might not race in the Cup Series again, but he never said that he wouldn’t race at all. Motor racing is what Jimmie Johnson loves and staying away from it is tough for the seven-time world champion. But that’s not something fans take issue with at all.

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Johnson is one of the owners and a part-time Cup driver of Legacy Motor Club. The seven-time world champion has driven in a few races in the Cup like the Daytona 500, COTA, and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. His best result was a 31st-place finish at Daytona.

However, Johnson made an announcement during an appearance on the NASCAR Race Hub stating that he would not be racing anymore in the Cup. Journalist Bob Pockrass broke the news on X (formerly Twitter). “On NASCAR Race Hub, Jimmie Johnson says he won’t race again this year but will get back in the No. 84 Cup car next year for select races and that he hopes they can announce a schedule soon.”

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This was heart-breaking for Johnson’s fans who believed they could see a bit more of the seven-time world champion after Noah Gragson’s suspension earlier this year.

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However, Jimmie Johnson did not let his fans down. The 47-year-old made an appearance in the Goodwood Revival on Saturday, driving around the Goodwood Motor Circuit in a bright red AC Cobra.

Johnson seemed to be absolutely flying around the circuit as he completed a brilliant move down the inside of the dark green Lister-Jaguar coupe. While he may not be racing in the Cup anymore this season, the seven-time Cup Series champion sent fans on X into a frenzy as they recalled the days when he dominated on NASCAR tracks.

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“Looks like a good time,” one user commented.

“Love how you drive the absolute hell out of it. Exactly how it’s supposed to be driven,” said another.

People also noticed how Johnson masterfully maneuvered around the corners to get the move done on his on-track rival.

“Dude that is awesome- way to float it in the corners- wow,” wrote one fan.

“JJ was getting that car sideways in the turns 😂 Just a 7x champ, doing what a 7x champ does 😎,” said another.

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And there were some who were just glad to see Johnson back on the track and wished him well in his future endeavors.

“Damn you make that car look way easier to drive than it really is hahaha! you really are the best! good luck sir!” said one fan.

“Good to see JJ back behind the wheel!” commented another.

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It’s safe to say that no matter what racing event Jimmie Johnson takes part in, fans will always turn up to support the seven-time champion. And he fully deserves it, thanks to his legendary motorsport career.

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Nilavro Ghosh

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Nilavro Ghosh is a NASCAR Writer at EssentiallySports. He started his journey as a motorsports fan with Moto GP and Formula One, before gravitating towards NASCAR a few years back. The high-octane nature of stock car racing paired with the racecraft on display drew him into the sport.
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