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Rolex reunion? Hints of a Johnson-Elliott pairing down at Daytona

Chase Elliott won his first NASCAR Cup Series championship Sunday night. Jimmie Johnson competed in his final race as a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver.

One might have wondered if these two will ever be seen in the same field again.

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Well, that might come sooner than anyone thought. Like, in a couple of months.

Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick indicated the two may team up for an entry in the prestigious Rolex 24 sports-car race in late January at Daytona International Speedway.

“Both of our guys, Chase and Jimmie, will be in the 24-hour race, so I’m looking forward to that,” Hendrick said as part of his post-race press conference.

When asked to confirm if the two would drive in the Rolex, Hendrick said: “Maybe I jumped the gun on that. I’m not 100 percent sure. I heard a rumor, OK, so I can’t confirm that.”

Not yet at least.