What Nascar Driver Is Retiring This Year?

Did Jimmy Johnson retire from Nascar?

Jimmie Johnson, seven-time NASCAR champion, to retire after 2020 season.

Jimmie Johnson, one of the most decorated champions in stock-car racing, announced the endpoint of his full-time driving career Wednesday, indicating 2020 will mark his final season in the NASCAR Cup Series..

Is Clint Bowyer retiring this year?

Clint Bowyer will leave his No. 14 NASCAR car after the 2020 season as one of the most popular drivers in the Cup Series circuit. His retirement, announced last week, continues a changing of the guard in stock car racing.

Who is the best Nascar driver in 2020?

2020 NASCAR Cup Series StandingsStandingsRKDRIVERTOP 101Chase Elliott222Brad Keselowski243Joey Logano2135 more rows

Does Jeff Gordon still own the 48 car?

Gordon, along with Rick Hendrick, co-owns the No. 48 Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson, who won seven Cup championships from 2006 to 2010, 2013, and in 2016. Gordon also has an equity stake in the No. 24 team.

Why is Clint Bowyer retiring?

Clint Bowyer is retiring from NASCAR at the end of the 2020 season because of the opportunity he got to work for Fox. Bowyer said Tuesday that he’d still be driving next season if Fox hadn’t offered him the chance to be in its NASCAR booth with Mike Joy and Jeff Gordon.

Who is Clint Bowyer replacing?

Chase Briscoe14 at Stewart-Haas Racing for 2021. Tony Stewart has promoted Chase Briscoe to the Cup Series for 2021, as it was announced on Tuesday that the 25-year-old is set to replace Clint Bowyer in the No. 14 at Stewart-Haas Racing.

Why did Lowe’s quit Nascar?

For Lowe’s, the decision is simply business. The home improvement company teamed with Hendrick and Johnson in 2001 when the driver was a nobody. Owner and company took a leap on the driver Jeff Gordon promised them was going to be a star. Gordon was right and Johnson was so good that Lowe’s couldn’t leave.

What happened to Kasey Kahne the Nascar driver?

Kasey Kahne will step away from the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet for the remainder of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season due to lingering health issues. … The decision cuts Kahne’s farewell year short after announcing Aug. 16 that he would retire from full-time Cup racing at season’s end.

What will Jimmie Johnson do after retirement?

The 44-year-old driver, who races the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, has won 83 races, including a pair of Daytona 500 victories. … After the 2019 racing season, Johnson said he would retire as a full-time NASCAR driver after 2020.

Who will Clint Bowyer drive for in 2020?

Clint Bowyer will trade in his fire suit for a business suit at the end of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, the long-time race car driver announced Thursday night in a statement on his personal Twitter account. Bowyer will no longer drive for Stewart-Haas Racing in 2021 but instead work for FOX Sports in the booth.

Who is the wealthiest Nascar driver?

Forbes Names Dale Earnhardt Jr. the Highest-Paid Driver in NASCARTony Stewart—$18.7 million.Jeff Gordon—$18.1 million.Carl Edwards—$13.7 million.Kevin Harvick—$13 million.Danica Patrick—$12.9 million.Kyle Busch—$12.5 million.Kasey Kahne—$12 million.Brad Keselowski—$11.4 million.More items…

Who is retiring from Nascar in 2020?

Jimmie JohnsonJimmie Johnson scheduled a Thursday news conference at Hendrick Motorsports to discuss his decision to retire from full-time racing after next season. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson says 2020 will be his final season of full-time racing.

How old is Kevin Harvick?

45 years (December 8, 1975)Kevin Harvick/Age

What Nascar drivers are retiring after this season?

Jimmie Johnson, 7-Time NASCAR Champion, Will Retire After 2020 Season. Johnson, 44, joins an exodus of popular drivers that began when Jeff Gordon left the circuit in 2015.

Is Kevin Harvick retiring?

Kevin Harvick will not be trading in his fire suit for a business suit on a fulltime basis anytime soon, making it emphatically clear Friday at Texas Motor Speedway he is not planning to retire at the end of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.