Jimmie Johnson, one of stock-car racing‘s all-time greats and the most recent member of the elite club of seven-time Cup Series champions, was named as the final addition to the list of NASCAR‘s 75 Greatest Drivers on Thursday.

Johnson has won 83 times in NASCAR‘s top division and assembled an unprecedented streak of five consecutive Cup Series titles from 2006-10. He retired from full-time competition after the 2020 season but has returned to drive a limited schedule for Legacy Motor Club, an organization where he holds a partial ownership stake.

Given Johnson‘s accomplishments, his inclusion in the 75 Greatest list for NASCAR‘s diamond anniversary is among the least surprising. He was presented with the honor during testing for the Garage 56 Le Mans project last month by Chad Knaus, Hendrick Motorsports‘ VP of Competition and his longtime crew chief for all seven of his Cup Series titles.

— NASCAR.com —

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