Why 2020 isn't just a farewell tour for Johnson
As a seven-times NASCAR Cup series champion, Jimmie Johnson could be forgiven for taking it easy in his final full season. But that couldn't be further from reality as he seeks to go out in style, starting with this weekend's Daytona 500
After seven titles in 18 years at the top level, Jimmie Johnson starts his last full-time NASCAR Cup campaign at Daytona this weekend. It hasn't all gone to plan over the past two seasons, in which the now-44-year-old has gone winless. But he is hell-bent, convinced that a record-breaking eighth title is on the table this year, however unlikely that may sound.
Stadium Trophy Truck driver-turned-NASCAR dominator Johnson burst onto the scene full-time in 2002 and just a year later finished second in the Cup standings, hailed as the young challenger to threaten superstar Hendrick Motorsport team-mate Jeff Gordon. Gordon himself helped Rick Hendrick set up the #48 team to launch Johnson to stardom, perhaps creating a beast he couldn't tame in the win-thirsty upstart who has so far amassed 83 victories - the sixth highest in Cup Series history.
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After holding his nerve and hip-checking his team-mate on the run to the line, Austin Cindric made a perfect start to life as a full-timer in the NASCAR Cup Series by winning the Daytona 500. Here's how the Penske Ford man emerged first across the line in the first points-scoring race for the much-anticipated Next Generation cars
There are plenty of uncertainties ahead of the 2022 NASCAR Cup season as an all-new fleet of cars take to the track for the first time. Ahead of this weekend's Daytona 500, our experts explain what you need to know
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Bubba Wallace claimed his maiden NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega on Monday to become the first Black victor in the category since Wendell Scott in 1963. Both Wallace and Scott had faced obstacles and racism in their paths to their breakthrough wins, and NASCAR is trying to put it right with its range of diversity programmes
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