Jimmie Johnson announces IndyCar program for 2021 and 2022

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

NASCAR Cup Series Jimmie Johnson is finishing up his career in a stock car. He has approximately two months left in a stock car.

On Wednesday, Johnson announced his next plans. He will be joining Chip Ganassi Racing in IndyCar for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson poses with an IndyCar during testing with Chip Ganassi Racing on the road course
Jimmie Johnson poses with an IndyCar during testing with Chip Ganassi Racing on the road course (Photo by the Associated Press/Jimmie Johnson Racing II, Inc.)

Johnson — who has been testing in an IndyCar — has plans to compete in at least 15 races during the 2021 season, if funding is available.

“When I tested Chip’s Indy car earlier in the year, it only lit the fire more,” Johnson said in a team release. “I found that I wanted to do it more than ever before. … As part of a natural progression, I wanted to publicly show the alignment with Chip Ganassi Racing to kick the sponsorship program into high gear. The goal is to run the full road and street program, and today is a very important first step in accomplishing that goal.”

Towards the end of July, Johnson tested an IndyCar at the Indianapolis road course. It got pushed back after Johnson tested positive for the coronavirus in early July.

Johnson even worked with multi-time champion Scott Dixon when he competed on the test session at Indianapolis.

“It is always difficult to find great drivers but for them to be great guys too makes it even that much more challenging,” team owner Chip Ganassi said in a release. “To pair Jimmie with the likes of Scott Dixon is quite an opportunity. They are truly in rarified air and I think everyone knows by now that ‘I like winners.’ The goal right now is for us to run Jimmie in an Indy car for at least the next couple of seasons, and we want to show people we’re serious about the program.

“We felt it was important to get the partnership done and start putting the financial building blocks in place to make this a reality. Jimmie’s record speaks for itself and we feel a championship-level driver of his caliber can only make our team better.”

Johnson has nine races left in his NASCAR career before he can focus on his next adventure.

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