Jimmie Johnson has a long, illustrious career on the NASCAR circuit. He’s been driving for over two decades and has racked up quite a long list of accomplishments. But how has that translated into racing wins and profits for Johnson? Let’s take a closer look at Johnson’s career, how many races he’s won, and his net worth.
How many races has Jimmie Johnson won?
In 20 years of NASCAR racing, Johnson has 83 victories, 228 top-five finishes, 336 career top-ten finishes, and $150,926,713 in lifetime earnings.
Johnson got his start in motorsports at the tender age of five. It didn’t take him long to make a splash as he won his first motorcycle race at the age of eight.
As he got older, he participated in four-wheel vehicle races and went into offroad racing. The American Speed Association Grand National Circuit named Johnson its Rookie of the Year in 1998.
While working through several leagues, he eventually began racing in NASCAR’s Busch Series in 2000. On the recommendation of legendary driver Jeff Gordon, Johnson joined Hendrick Motorsports that same year.
In his first year in what was then referred to as the Winston Cup Series and is now the NASCAR Cup Series, Johnson finished 39th out of 43. He won his first Busch Series race in 2001 and finished eighth overall for the season.
He won three races on the Winston Cup Series in 2002, his official rookie year on the circuit. In 2005, he finished as the fifth-best driver before his career took off.
2006 would be the season in which Johnson would begin a historic run that included some of his finest career achievements, making him a household name.
Greatest NASCAR accomplishments
After a promising start to his career, Johnson quickly became the most dominant driver in NASCAR. He won his first Series Cup championship in 2006 with five victories that season, including one at the historic Daytona 500.
He’d win the next four as well for five in a row by being the top driver in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. A sixth-place finish in 2011 ended his championship run. He tacked on championships in 2013 and 2016 as well. This tied him with Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty for most titles of all time.
He has the most wins at several tracks, including:
- Dover: 11 wins
- Charlotte: eight wins
- Texas: seven wins
- Fontana: six wins
- Las Vegas: four wins
- Kansas: three wins, tied with Jeff Gordon
No matter what Johnson does for the remainder of his racing career, he’s left an indelible mark on the sport. So how has he benefited financially from all this?
What is Jimmie Johnson’s net worth?
According to the website CelebrityNetWorth.com, Johnson has an estimated net worth of $160 million. This takes into account his $150 million in career earnings as well as his many sponsorships which according to the site bring in a reported $10 million per year.
For the time period of June 2018 through June 2019, Johnson earned enough ($18 million) to qualify him as the highest-paid NASCAR driver. In 2017, he ranked at #93 on Forbes list of highest-paid athletes.
Along with owning a San Diego-area Chevrolet dealership with his name on it, Johnson has endorsement deals with Chevrolet, Seiko, and Gatorade.
At 44, there’s no question Johnson is likely closer to the end of his career than the beginning. But that doesn’t mean his earning power will necessarily decline.
Johnson is a huge part of the sport and will likely continue to be a recognizable name in it for quite some time, even after he retires. He has a strong brand that will likely help him continue to profit greatly from his success.