CONCORD, N.C. – This week, The Players’ Tribune published a video profiling Jimmie Johnson on the verge of his final full-time NASCAR Cup Series season.
The in-depth look at the seven-time champion begins with an amazing story about his very first championship when he was only 8 years old, and what he went through to capture it.
“At 8, my brain was just heading in this direction with championships and wins and what racing’s about,” Johnson said.
As he prepares to tackle one final Cup season, the driver of the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE said he hopes he’s remembered not only as a fierce competitor, but someone who went about things “the right way.”
He acknowledged that struggles on the track of late can weigh on him at times, but his family is always able to help – particularly as he strives to be an example for his daughters.
And he’s ready to close his iconic career on the ultimate high note in 2020.
“As I’m managing not having the success on paper that I once did, I still have something inside of me,” he said. “All I want to do is be in competition for another championship in 2020, and I know that we’ve got the team to do that.”
Check out the full videos from The Players’ Tribune above.