WATCH: IndyCar Rookie Jimmie Johnson Reveals Big Goal for Debut Stint in Promo for 2021 Season

Published 03/15/2021, 1:15 PM EDT
LOUDON, NH – JUNE 25: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, sits in his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on June 25, 2010 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for NASCAR)


Jimmie Johnson is steadily moving closer and closer to his IndyCar debut. The NASCAR legend has already prepared a lot for this moment and cannot wait to go racing. As per the final test, the 45-year-old admitted that he was getting positive vibes and is excited for his debut.

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In a recent commercial, Johnson said, “I want to be the 2021 Rookie of the Year. I’ve never gone this fast before. I can’t believe what I’m experiencing. This was my dream.”

Needless to say, his teammates also expressed their excitement to see the seven-time Cup champion in action. Obviously, Jimmie Johnson would have loved to have more time in the car. However, he knows that testing is one thing and actually racing the car is a different story.

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What to expect from Jimmie Johnson in 2021?

Having said that, the 45-year-old is keen to come back to Barber Motorsports and race there. Since Johnson is only competing in the road course races, most of the tracks will be new territory for him. However, the Chip Ganassi Racing team will be more than willing to help him out.

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BRISTOL, TN – APRIL 06: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Ally Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 6, 2019 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Even his teammates, Scott Dixon, Alex Palou, and Marcus Ericsson will be there to offer a helping hand. For obvious reasons, the outfit will have laid out a number of expectations in front of Johnson. The Chip Ganassi Racing team is keen to see the NASCAR legend deliver the goods for them in his two-year stint with them.

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Many have decided to back the seven-time Cup Series champion this season. The Chip Ganassi Racing team is obviously one of the best cars on the grid, especially considering that Dixon is the defending champion. Nevertheless, every IndyCar driver will be anxiously waiting for April to arrive so that they can finally go racing at Barber Motorsports Park.

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