The 2018 NASCAR season is almost upon us and while fans conversations are mostly centered around the incoming class of rookie talent that will hopefully prove their worth this season, there is growing concern that 2018 could also be a crucial season in terms of retirement. Of course no official retirement announcements have been released by driver as of yet, but there are certain indicators at play that hint at that not always being the case.
In fact, Kurt Busch has a one year deal with Stewart Haas Racing and could be in danger of losing his ride if his performance doesn’t improve. Then there’s, Jimmie Johnson, who has claimed before that he would retire from NASCAR after winning his record eight championship, but who knows if this is the year or not when that finally happens!
With that being said, Regan Smith talked about Johnson during a segment and told his co hosts that he thinks this will be the year that Johnson finally retires from racing. While Smith also admitted that he had no inside information on this prediction, he also asserted that Johnson was in his 17th season as a Cup Series driver and could be at that point in his life to call it a career.
“I think this is the last year we see Jimmie Johnson race. I think he’s going to retire after this year. I don’t have any inside information, but something tell me has to be getting to that point in his career.”What are your thoughts? Do you think Jimmie Johnson will retire from full time Cup Series competition even if he doesn’t win another championship? Will he win it this year? Let us know in the comments below!
“I think this is the last year we see Jimmie Johnson race. I think he’s going to retire after this year. I don’t have any inside information, but something tell me has to be getting to that point in his career.”