One Final Time
The Hall celebrates seven-time NASCAR premier series champion Jimmie Johnson and his storied career with an all-new Victory Lane exhibit.
Celebrating a Storied Career
Exhibit will feature the No. 48 Ally car driven by Johnson in the final premier series race of 2020 at Phoenix Raceway.
Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR’s third seven-time champion and only driver to win five consecutive championships (2006-2010), and is fifth on the all-time win list (83), will be eligible for induction as part of the class of 2023, and is one of the few active drivers who are inarguably a first year guarantee for induction.
The El Cajon, California, native’s path to NASCAR was less conventional than many. He began racing motorcycles at age four. From motorcycles, he moved to four wheels and a variety of off-road series before moving to stock cars. He first competed in ASA before moving to the NASCAR Busch Series (now Xfinity Series) in 2000. Upon moving to the NASCAR premier series in 2001, Johnson became only the third driver in NASCAR history to score seven championships, tying him with Hall of Famers Richard Petty (2010) and Dale Earnhardt (2010).
The Car and Artifacts
The Hall will feature Johnson's silver #48 Ally Chevrolet, fresh off the track from his top-5 finish in his final premiere series start of the 2020 season. The exhibit will also feature 20 race-worn firesuits - one from each season of his career. Signature trophies will also be in an adjacent case.
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Ally Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway on November 08, 2020 in Avondale, Arizona. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Johnson poses on the grid with his wife Chandra and their daughters Lydia Norriss and Genevieve. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Johnson finished 5th in his final start of 2020. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Fans cheer as Jimmie Johnson as he takes a ceremonial last lap after the NASCAR Cup Series Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway on November 08, 2020. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images