Jimmie Johnson Might Be Back in NASCAR for One off Races in 2021

Published 09/12/2020, 6:03 AM EDT


Jimmie Johnson is leaving his full-time NASCAR racing job after the 2020 season. Although, he isn’t finished with dashing. The 7-time Cup Series champion will be racing in the IndyCar on a two-year program with Chip Ganassi Racing toward the finish of this NASCAR crusade. Jimmie Johnson reported on Wednesday.

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The 45-year-old, Johnson, tried an Indy vehicle at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July. He would become the teammate of five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon.

SuperSport reports, “When I tested Chip’s Indycar, it only lit the fire more. I found that I wanted to do it more than ever before,” Johnson said.

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“Scott was just incredible to work with and in a short time I found out very quickly why Chip and his teams have won 12 IndyCar championships.”

“The goal is to run the full road and street program. Today is a very important first step in accomplishing that goal.”

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Chip Ganassi Racing has two vehicles in the NASCAR Cup Series, which is underneath the limit of four vehicles a group can run. CGR has likewise collaborated with Chevrolet, which opens the entryway for him to run one-off Cup Series races.

Johnson has gone through his whole 20-year Cup vocation driving for Hendrick Motorsports. Although, It is the four-vehicle team and would not have space for Johnson in the 2021 NASCAR season.

Above all, Johnson is ready to including both NASCAR races and Indycar occasions to his timetable. Jimmie Johnson has been quite open about his decision to run in both NASCAR and Indycar. When he appeared on the Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s weekly podcast, Johnson expressed his eagerness to try other race cars than the NASCAR.

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He said “So we’re out trying to find funds and literally trying to raise sponsorship funds to go run the full road course and street circuit schedule that IndyCar has. That would be my dream world, to run 12 or 13 IndyCar races.”

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Abhay Aggarwal

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Abhay Aggarwal is sports analyst at EssentiallySports. Having joined ES in early 2020, he has over 300 NASCAR, Formula 1, and Tennis articles to his name. Abhay has been an avid motorsports fan for over a decade, and he even attended the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.

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