Jimmie Johnson returns to NASCAR as part-owner, driver


              FILE - A Jimmie Johnson fan waves her cap during introductions prior to a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Fontana, Calif. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is returning to NASCAR two years after his retirement from the stock car series.  (AP Photo/Will Lester)
            
              FILE - Jimmie Johnson greets fans during driver introductions prior to a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway, March 8, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is returning to NASCAR two years after his retirement from the stock car series. Johnson bought a stake in GMS Petty Racing, a Cup team fronted by seven-time champion Richard Petty. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
            
              FILE - NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson talks about his next chapter after retirement during a press conference near Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is returning to NASCAR two years after his retirement from the stock car series. Johnson bought a stake in GMS Petty Racing, a Cup team fronted by seven-time champion Richard Petty. Johnson will also run up to five races in 2023 beginning with the season-opening Daytona 500. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
            
              FILE - Jimmie Johnson, left, talks with racing legend Richard Petty in the garage area of Pocono Raceway during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 auto race, July 29, 2016, in Long Pond, Pa. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is returning to NASCAR two years after his retirement from the stock car series. Johnson bought a stake in GMS Petty Racing, a Cup team fronted by seven-time champion Richard Petty. Johnson will also run up to five races in 2023 beginning with the season-opening Daytona 500. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
            
              FILE - Jimmie Johnson climbs into his car before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 16, 2020. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is returning to NASCAR two years after his retirement from the stock car series. Johnson bought a stake in GMS Petty Racing, a Cup team fronted by seven-time champion Richard Petty. Johnson will also run up to five races in 2023 beginning with the season-opening Daytona 500. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)