NASCAR Legend Jimmie Johnson bestowed with major honor from West Coast Hall of Fame

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Jimmie Johnson at the 2024 Daytona 500

Seven-time Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson has been inducted into the West Coast Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2024. The El Cajon native was also named a NASCAR Hall of Famer earlier this year.

Jimmie Johnson won 83 races throughout his glittering NASCAR career. To this day, Johnson is the only driver to have won the Cup Series championship in five consecutive years (2006-2010). His seventh Cup Series title tied him with Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Richard Petty for the most Cup Series Championships won by a NASCAR driver.

Alongside Johnson, Cal Wells III, the Chief Executive Officer at Legacy Motorclub was conferred the prestigious title. Besides them, former racer Jimmy Vasser, former Bullring star Dick Cobb and three-time K&N Pro Series West champion Eric Holmes were also inducted into this year's West Coast Hall of Fame.

Elated at the latest honor, Johnson posted on X

"What an honor it is to be inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame alongside one of my greatest friends. Cal, congratulations to you, and to us."

Jimmie Johnson is currently the co-owner of Legacy Motor Club. Although he retired in 2020, he is on a part-time schedule in the Cup Series with 9 races on his plate. He started the season competing in this year's Daytona 500 where he wound up 28th. Following that, he drove at Texas Motor Speedway, Dover Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway, and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Going ahead, Johnson will run races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on June 21, and then at Kansas Speedway (September 29), Las Vegas Speedway (October 20), and Phoenix Raceway (November 10).

Jimmie Johnson embarks on a new journey this year

Jimmie Johnson will cover four races for NBC Sports this year. He also called the 108th running of the famed Indy 500 on May 26 for NBC, a race where Hendrick Motorsports icon, Kyle Larson made his official IndyCar debut.

“To have the opportunity to experience ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ once again is such an honor,” Johnson told NBC speaking of the opportunity. “I was part of the NBC broadcast team in 2021 and it just fueled the fire I needed to make my childhood dream of racing in the Indianapolis 500 one day a reality."

Jimmie Johnson himself competed in the NTT INDYCAR Series, as well as the Indianapolis 500 back in 2022. That year, Johnson won the 2022 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year honor.

Next, Jimmie Johnson will serve as an analyst for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona Superspeedway on August 24, and the Yellawood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 6.

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