Jimmie Johnson's Final Full-Time SoCal Start
Join us on March 1 as hometown hero Jimmie Johnson races his last Auto Club 400 race at Auto Club Speedway!
The 6-time Auto Club Speedway winner and 7-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion will retire from his full-time career after the 2020 season.
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The Celebrate 48 ticket package includes:
- Reserved Grandstand Ticket to the Auto Club 400 on March 1
- Commemorative Jimmie Johnson Poster
- Commemorative Jimmie Johnson Pin
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Jimmie Johnson's Legacy
"I'm just a guy from California who always wanted to race."
Those were the words of the ever-humble Jimmie Johnson, one of the most decorated champions in stock-car racing history, after his record-tying seventh NASCAR Cup Series championship in 2016.
When he started racing motorcycles at the age of 4, the El Cajon, California, native never expected – nor even dreamed so big – to have accomplished all that he has in his motor sports career. As Johnson makes his final full-time start at Auto Club Speedway this weekend, he recalled the first win at the two-mile track back in 2002 – in just his 13th start – that changed everything.
“Winning that first race in my home state was truly one of the highlights of my career to this day,” Johnson said. “I remember thinking to myself, this is just unbelievable. To be this competitive in the Cup Series has always been a dream of mine and I can’t believe I actually won this race. It was so incredibly special to win in my home state in front of my home crowd. It was a moment I will never forget.”
Since the first win at Auto Club, Johnson has won at Auto Club Speedway a record six times – the most of any driver all-time. His most recent trip to Victory Lane at the track came in 2016 while driving a fitting “Superman” paint scheme. Over 25 starts at the venue, he has completed 100 percent of all laps run and has led 980 laps in the process. Johnson has also scored 13 top-five finishes and 17 top-10s.
NASCAR Cup Series Wins at Auto Club Speedway
|1||NAPA Auto Parts 500
|April 28, 2002
1st Career Win
|2||Sharp AQUOS 500||September 2, 2007|
|3||Pepsi 500||August 31, 2008|
|4||Pepsi 500||October 11, 2009|
|5||Auto Club 500||February 21, 2010
48th Career Win
|6|| Auto Club 400
|March 20, 2016|