It didn’t take long for the seven-time Cup winner Jimmie Johnson to be back in NASCAR as a new deal is being finalized.
Johnson retired from full-time Cup racing at the end of the 2020 season. He switched from NASCAR to IndyCar in 2021 and drove the #48 Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing in the road and street course races. However, after 2022, he decided not to compete full-time in any racing series, having raced part-time in IndyCar in 2021 before running a full schedule this past season.
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But when he retired from Cup series racing back in 2020, Johnson never ruled out returning to NASCAR. And it seems that the NASCAR legend is returning back to the sport with Petty GMS in 2023, according to The Athletic.
At the end of 2022, Johnson also said that he wanted to still race part-time. His expectations are set to come true as the seven-time champion will drive select races for his new team.
NEWS: Jimmie Johnson is finalizing a deal to obtain an ownership stake within the Petty GMS organization starting in 2023, sources close to Johnson and Petty GMS have told @TheAthletic. Johnson will also drive in select races for the team. An announcement is expected this week.
— Jordan Bianchi (@Jordan_Bianchi) November 2, 2022
The end of the 2022 season will be Petty GMS’s first season in the Cup Series. They currently field Erik Jones in the No. 43 car and Ty Dillon in the No. 42. However, Dillon will be replaced by Noah Gragson in 2023.
3 thoughts on “Breaking: Jimmie Johnson to obtain ownership stake within Petty GMS; will drive select races”
A 7 time Champion partnering with another 7 time Champion . DOPE!!!
Should have partner with HMS instead. L 👎
There’s going to be a champion crowned in the Xfinity series tonight, and it’s too bad that it’s not going to be named Gibbs!!
That low life piece of shit is going to get parked in the fence, NIGHT ENDED!!