“Never Hurts to Look Cool” – Jimmie Johnson on his Stunning IndyCar Livery for the 2022 Season

Published 12/16/2021, 12:52 PM EST
Apr 18, 2021; Birmingham, Alabama, USA; Indy driver Jimmie Johnson (48) at Barber Motorsports Park. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier, NASCAR living legend Jimmie Johnson delighted fans with a huge announcement. After his limited number of IndyCar road course appearances, Johnson will race full time in 2022. This also includes the chance for the veteran to compete in his maiden Indy 500. In a recent interview with Today, Johnson talked about the livery of the Chip Ganassi Racing #48 machine.


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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

He said, “It never hurts to look cool. Doesn’t really help with the performance, but looking good is always important. I just feel like the luckiest guy in the world. I’ve had a 2.0 moment racing in the IndyCar Series after a great career in NASCAR, driving for Chip Ganassi Racing. Last year I ran a limited schedule. I’m very excited to be here today to announce that I will be full-time in 2022.


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What else did Jimmie Johnson say

Apart from his IndyCar duties, the NASCAR veteran is also competing in the Race of Champions. This will be a special occasion because, for the first time, the drivers will be competing on snow. However, Johnson did reveal that the snow and ice part of the race is a separate event. Nevertheless, it will be fun to compete with other racers from different racing disciplines.

The 45-year-old will reunite with reigning IndyCar champion Alex Palou. Also on the same team are six-time champion Scott Dixon and former Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson. It is also worth mentioning that Tony Kanaan is expected to compete in the Indy 500. However, there has been no announcement regarding his schedule.

In the recently concluded IndyCar campaign, Johnson and Kanaan split driving duties. So, while Jimmie Johnson tackled the road courses, Kanaan raced on the ovals. This time around, the 7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion wants to take on the full experience. Without a doubt, it will be an exciting opportunity for the driver, and his fans will also be thrilled.


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