#4 Jimmie Johnson announces 2019 will be his last season
Everyone has to hang up their racing helmet one day and Jimmie Johnson is no exception to that rule. Unfortunately for Johnson, he lost longtime sponsor, Lowe’s home improvement at the beginning of the season, , lost genius crew chief, Chad Knaus and has now been eliminated from the playoffs in the first round of the postseason.
If all that isn’t bad enough, Jimmie Johnson has so far gone winless in 2018 and there are only a couple of races to go before the season concludes. Maybe Johnson will be able to correct that with a timely win in the last couple of races of 2018, but its not going to be enough to save his floundering career.
With that being said, it makes perfect sense for Jimmie Johnson to announce 2019 as his last season. Beyond that, there is a pretty strong youth movement in NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports would be foolish to keep the veteran in car for much longer. In the end, Johnson has nothing left to prove in NASCAR anymore and he is lying ot himself if he thinks otherwise.