Jimmie Johnson Teases Appearance on the Talk Show – In Depth With Graham Bensinger

Published 10/18/2021, 8:13 AM EDT
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – OCTOBER 25: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Ally designed by Noah Sweet Chevrolet, poses in front of the Texas Motor Speedway gate entering victory lane, renamed in his honor prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on October 25, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. Jimmie Johnson is scheduled to retire from full-time NASCAR racing after 2020. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


Recently on Instagram, NASCAR living legend Jimmie Johnson revealed some exciting news. The seven-time Cup Series champion teased an appearance on the famous talk show, ‘In Depth with Graham Bensinger.’ The journalist is famous for this particular show, where he interviews different sports personalities.

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Now, Johnson appears to be the latest sportsperson to appear on the show. As per Johnson’s social media, Bensinger has traveled to Charlotte for the show.

He took to Instagram to post a picture of himself and the journalist seated in what looks like Johnson’s very decorated trophy room, with the caption, “Thanks for making the trip to Charlotte @grahambensinger. @indepthwithgrahambensinger

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It is worth mentioning that Corey LaJoie cheekily asked if the former Hendrick Motorsports driver was Bensinger a helmet.

What next for Jimmie Johnson in the 2022 season and beyond?

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Johnson recently completed his maiden season in the IndyCar Series. Admittedly, it was not anything too spectacular, but he did not have that many personal expectations. At the age of 46, he is far too old to entertain thoughts of winning championships. However, a point in his favor is that the desire to compete is still there.

DAYTONA, FL – FEBRUARY 15: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Hendrick Motorsports Ally Chevrolet Camaro, during final practice for the Daytona 500 on February 15, 2020 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fl. (Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

In 2022, he will be back in the IndyCar saddle, with a lot more experience under his belt. At his age, Johnson has nothing else to prove, so this IndyCar stint is mostly just for fun and to expand his repertoire. In 2021, the former NASCAR driver tackled road course races and skipped ovals. The upcoming season should be the same, though he has expressed interest in competing in the Indy 500.

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Another interesting piece of information is that he could be eyeing a return to the Cup Series. Apparently, some reports suggest that he may gun for a part-time appearance in the NASCAR Cup Series. Whether there is any truth to these rumors is anybody’s guess, but one thing is for sure: Johnson is definitely trying to be as active in the racing scene as possible.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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