Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, who has won two DAYTONA 500s in his career (2006, ’13), will compete in the first race of his 19th and final full-time NASCAR season in the DAYTONA 500.
The 44-year-old Johnson from El Cajon, California., won an unprecedented five consecutive NASCAR Cup Series championships from 2006-10, while also winning the season title in 2013 and 2016. Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt are the only other drivers in NASCAR history to win seven championships. Johnson has 83 career NASCAR Cup Series wins, all in the No. 48 Chevrolet, which ties him for sixth on the all-time wins list with NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough. (Daytona Speedway PR)