NASCAR champion set for return to the NASCAR Cup Series with co-owned team
Jimmie Johnson is a 7-time champion in the NASCAR Cup Series. He claimed 83 race wins along the way.
At the end of the 2020 season, Johnson stepped away from full-time NASCAR competition. In the previous two seasons, Johnson has been racing Indycar.
For 2023, Johnson has now stepped back into the world of NASCAR. He’s become a co-owner of Petty-GMS.
In the ownership announcement, Johnson noted that he would run a handful of races. However, he didn’t specify a number.
Last week, Richard Petty spoke to the Outside Groove podcast and added more details to Johnson’s 2023 plans.
Richard Petty says Jimmie Johnson will run five races
“Jimmie’s going to run five races for us, starting at Daytona,” Richard Pretty stated via the Outside Groove podcast.
“That’s going to give us a third car from time to time. He’ll have to make the races which he shouldn’t have any trouble doing.”
“We’re looking forward to really, a big year. With Jimmie coming on and Noah [Gragson], I think we’ve got a heck of a lineup of drivers.”
When asked about what Petty expects for Noah Gragson’s full-time debut in the NASCAR Cup Series.
“I figure we could win 36 races,” Petty joked.