Jimmie Johnson has already made it clear that the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season will be his last season as a full-time driver. He has also stated his desire to run IndyCar events for the 2021 season and has already carried out an IndyCar test.
As for his last season in the Cup Series as a full-time driver, Johnson is vying to qualify for the playoffs for one last time. He is currently a place below the playoffs cutline, four points behind Willian Byron and nine behind Matt DiBenedetto, with one last race remaining in the regular season at Daytona International Speedway.
Speaking about the tension building up to the final race of the season and a playoff spot in line, Johnson said:
“Go down there, say a prayer. Maybe say a prayer per lap and see how that plays out. We’ll race hard, but if its meant to be, its meant to be.”
Johnson added that he still has a lot of racing in him to do in the coming years.
“I’m not gone forever, I’m just trying to slow down a little bit. I’ll be holding a steering wheel for years to come and its all about trying to win races.”