“I’m so thankful for 18 incredible years of racing in NASCAR. The sport has been good to me. It has allowed me to do something I truly love,” Johnson said.
“I’m looking forward to next season and celebrating what will be my last year as a full-time NASCAR Cup driver. I know what this team is capable of, and I hope 2020 is one of the best yet.”
Johnson won his first five championships back to back from 2006 to 2010, then added two more titles in 2013 and 2016. The 10 year stretch of success sent him speeding passed Cale Yarborough’s record of winning three straight titles from 1976 to 1978, according to NASCAR.
The 44-year-old’s seven NASCAR Cup Series titles ties him for the most of all-time with Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty.
“I showed up chasing a dream and achieved more than I ever thought possible,” Johnson said.