Seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is yet to be included in NASCAR’s 75 greatest drivers list.
In celebration of its 75 anniversary, NASCAR decided to expand its 50 greatest drivers list that they released in their 50th anniversary to 75 drivers. NASCAR didn’t release the list in one go but updated it slowly, keeping fans guessing who would make the list.
It is very hard to please everyone and not all fans would be satisfied with the list. However, that goes for every list as it is a somewhat subjective evaluation than an objective fact.
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Some of the drivers included in the list include NASCAR legends such as retired Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth. The list also included active drivers such as Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, and Denny Hamlin, among others.
However, there is still no room for the seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. Kenseth, the latest addition to the list, even tweeted that he was disappointed that Johnson was excluded from the list.
As honored as I am to make this exclusive list, I am equally disappointed that my good friend @JimmieJohnson was excluded. He had a solid career and I really feel like he belongs here. #74 https://t.co/KFwPC326vc
— Matt Kenseth (@mattkenseth) May 10, 2023
However, Kenseth knows that the list is not yet complete. It has named 24 new drivers so far and the 75th spot will certainly be for Johnson. The announcement will probably come later this week.
Johnson will be the 10th active driver to be included in the list.
Have gotten some questions about Jimmie Johnson not being on the 75 greatest driver list. … There is is still one spot to be announced.
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) May 11, 2023