Jimmie Johnson Sends a Cheeky Message to NASCAR Champion Chase Elliott And Others After IndyCar Firesuit Trolling

Published 03/04/2021, 1:22 PM EST
BROOKLYN, MI – JUNE 11: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, gestures while on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)


Seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson will soon begin a new chapter in his racing career with the NTT IndyCar Series. He had recently taken to Instagram to showcase his brand-new firesuit for the upcoming season. Themed with an all-blue color scheme, the logos of Ally and Carvana Racing adorn his racing gear.

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While most of his followers gave their approval to the firesuit, the likes of Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, and Clint Bowyer went down the good-natured ribbing route. The reason? Johnson had not taken the NASCAR fashion of boot-cut pants to IndyCar!

Jimmie Johnson responded with a NASCAR-styled firesuit photo on Twitter

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Taking to Twitter, Johnson offered a response through a picture captioned, “For my @nascar homies. @chaseelliott @ClintBowyer.” As can be seen from the photo, Johnson’s bottoms are even beyond his shoes, in typical NASCAR boot-cut style.

The white-and-magenta themed racesuit looks akin to the one from his Rolex 24 stint earlier this year. But, at the very least, this would probably satiate his NASCAR friends’ need for boot-cut pants!

Johnson has committed to driving in the 12 Hours of Sebring before starting IndyCar chapter

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Per latest news, the former Hendrick Motorsports driver will now compete in three IMSA endurance events. While it would include the races at Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta, Johnson will target the famed 12 Hours of Sebring race.

Johnson’s desire to do more sportscar racing arose after finishing second in the Rolex 24 at Daytona event. He will not be alone in his desire of pursuing the title at Sebring though, as prominent drivers Simon Pagenaud and Kamui Kobayashi will join him in the mission.

Daytona Beach, FL, USA; IMSA Series driving team of Jimmie Johnson, Kamui Kobayashi, Simon Pagenaud and Mike Rockenfeller (48) crosses the start finish line during the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Following the clash on March 20, Johnson would then shift his focus to the IndyCar season opener at the Barber Motorsports Park. His fans will hence hope that the success they’ve accustomed to seeing their icon produce in NASCAR continues elsewhere too.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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