Jimmie Johnson will be honored prior to the running of the 62nd Daytona 500.
Johnson will lead the field during pace laps for the season opening race as he begins the final season of his NASCAR Cup Series career.
“Jimmie is one of the greatest competitors our sport has ever seen and we look forward to honoring him on Sunday ahead of his final DAYTONA 500 as a full-time driver,” Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile said. “His contributions to the sport have been incredible and we’re excited for all the fans in attendance to be a part of this historical moment.”
Johnson will start sixth in his 19th Daytona 500.
“The Great American Race” is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET this Sunday on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.