Here Is the Stunning New Paint Scheme Jimmie Johnson Will Run in His Next Race in IndyCar Series 2021

Published 05/08/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
Apr 25, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; IndyCar Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) races at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


Jimmie Johnson is currently enjoying a short break from racing before he returns to the IndyCar Series next weekend. Since he has not signed up to run the oval races in the 2021 IndyCar season, he did not participate in last weekend’s race, and this weekend is a break for the series itself.

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Johnson’s next race will be next Sunday, i.e May 15, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the GMR Grand Prix. For that race, Johnson will run a classy-looking Blue Steel Carvana Racing paint scheme.

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How you can help Jimmie Johnson select his next paints scheme

Johnson and primary sponsor for his No. 48 Indy car, Carvana Racing, started a new initiative before the season; fans get the chance to pick Johnson’s paint scheme for select races this season through voting on a website dedicated to the same.

As his tweet suggested, the Blue Steel paint scheme won most of the fan votes for the Indianapolis race. Voting is also currently underway for another of his races, the Detroit GP on June 12.

The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion ran a blue and yellow combination scheme in his opening races so far. Now, the all-blue scheme comes as something new for him.

Apr 18, 2021; Birmingham, Alabama, USA; Indy driver Jimmie Johnson (48) at Barber Motorsports Park. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Johnson’s finishes in his first two IndyCar starts have not been the best. However, he hasn’t had the most comfortable pre-season leading up to his rookie year in IndyCar, with such limited testing and practice time.

Nevertheless, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver is happy with his progress so far in an IndyCar vehicle.

The NASCAR legend looks back on the start of his IndyCar career

You can get into the statistics and clearly see where I’m improving and how I am improving. And we look at a lot of that stuff internally at CGR and inside the 48 car, but until I get more in-race experience, it’s just hard to practice those things that take place in the race,” Johnson said during a recent interview.

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“And I look back at my first two events, there’s marked progress in the practice day and qualifying sessions and how I handled those and my improvements, but in the race, I’ve faced new experiences and sadly have made some mistakes along the way,” he added.

The 45-year-old champion driver also realizes that he will make more mistakes along the way. He has had just 10 days of racing in an Indy car yet, with only two of them being actual races.

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However, he hopes and aims to keep improving as he makes more laps in races. His fans will also certainly wish for the same.

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Aayush Majumdar

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Aayush Majumdar is a NASCAR content strategist, a Tennis Writer, and a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. He is well-tenured as a tennis and NASCAR writer, with over 900 articles across both sports. After pursuing a Post Graduate program in Sports Management, Aayush explored various roles in Sports Media, including a Sports Reporting role at a leading English daily.

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