The retiring driver Jimmie Johnson will be honoured by Atlanta Motor Speedway by naming a section of its grandstand named after him.
The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 race at Atlanta Motor Speedway will be Johnson’s last start at the track, on which he has successful memories. In the 28 Cup starts that he made on the track, he won5 wins and finished within top-five 14 times and top-10 16 times.
Before the race commences, the track will the honour of retiring driver Johnson by naming a section of its grandstand named after him.
Speaking to the media through a teleconference, Johnson said:
“It means a ton to me. To have my name be on the grandstands there at the speedway, alongside all the other greats, is just super meaningful to me.
“My final full-time year in Cup is a little different than I imagined; our whole world is different than we imagined with Covid. I know there were other plans to kind of go with the events in Atlanta this weekend that won’t be seen through, but it’s still amazing to have my name on the grandstands there. I’ve seen a few pictures and I can’t wait to see it in person on Sunday.”
Other NASCAR legends to have grandstands named after them include Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty.