Jimmie Johnson closes out his full-time NASCAR career with one of the sport’s highest recognitions.
The seven-time Cup Series champion earned the Bill France Award of Excellence, which recognizes those who have made a massive impact on NASCAR during their time in the industry. The award is not given out annually, further emphasizing its importance. Johnson joins the likes of Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joe Gibbs, Richard Childress and Roger Penske, who have also received this honor.
“I am truly surprised and honored to receive this award. I wasn’t expecting it walking in here. I know the importance of it, and I’m really, really honored. So thank you.”
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