Answering the question on twitter regarding his retirement, Jimmie Johnson replied that he is not sure to retire after the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season.
With the coronavirus pandemic, all the racing activities are suspended with no exact certainty to when the normal schedule will resume. Four races were organized between mid-February to early March but before the next two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway were to conduct, every race was postponed.
While NASCAR plans to run the full 36-race schedule and a new schedule is likely to be released soon, such a schedule will be subjected to change depending upon the pandemic.
With no races to see, fans are intrigued by one particular driver Jimmie Johnson and if he will retire after this season. While Johnson has previously stated that he would retire after the 2020 season, which would be his 19th season as the full-time driver of the #48 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports.
This seems to be a popular question from my fans and the simple answer is, I have no clue. We will all be smarter in the weeks to come. Stay healthy everyone! https://t.co/RmSUGxsTWG
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) March 22, 2020
With the pandemic and the possible delay of race schedule, questions have emerged whether Johnson will stick to his plan to retire. When asked upon in twitter, he replied that he has no clue as to whether he will still be “hanging up the helmet at the end of the year”.