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Watch: NASCAR Shares Jimmie Johnson Tribute with Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’

by Kayla Zadel
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Jimmie Johnson is getting ready to wrap up his NASCAR career. But before he drives off into the sunset, NASCAR is sending him a sweet tribute.

This video is posted on NASCAR’s Youtube channel. It’s a highlight of Jimmie Johnson’s most memorable moments from his career, peppered with various interviews and sound bites. The video’s soundtracked by “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” sung by Bruce Springsteen.

Also, different liveries of the No. 48 car are seen during the two-minutes. The clips that show his family, wrecks and wins, it end-capped with the words, “Thank you, Jimmie.”

Jimmie Johnson’s Retirement

NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson announced his retirement from stock car racing last year. He said 2020 will be his last full season with the organization. Johnson’s final NASCAR race will be Sunday (Nov. 8) at the Phoenix Raceway in the Cup Series finale.

Johnson won his first Cup Series championship in 2006. He went on to win again in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Furthermore, he’s the only driver in NASCAR history to win five consecutive championships.

He went on to win again in 2013 and 2016. Johnson is tied for the most cup series cup championships of time with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. 

Even though Johnson’s stepping away from NASCAR, he’ll be making racing moves in IndyCar. As a matter of fact, he will be competing in the 13 IndyCar Series road and street courses in 2021. Furthermore, he’ll be joining Chip Ganassi Racing.

Outpouring of Support for Johnson

There’s been support coming in from various angles as Jimmie Johnson gets ready to run his last race. Some of the support has been more meaningful than others.

Before his second-to-last race, Johnson’s two daughters left him notes of good luck in his racecar.

They read, “Dear Daddy, I love you. Go get your trophy. Love, Lydia”. Additionally, the other note says, “Dear Daddy, I love you. You always win in my eyes. Love, Evie”. 

Other gifts of sorts are rolling in, too, in honor of the racecar driver’s retirement. Jokester Nascarcasm sent Johnson a box of gifts noting some of his funnier moments during his career.