It’s certainly not as big as Michael Jordan leaving basketball for baseball back in the day, but Jimmie Johnson’s move to IndyCar is phenomenal and we can’t wait to see what he can accomplish.
In the upcoming IndyCar season, with a storied NASCAR career in the rear view mirror, Johnson will try to make his name with the Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) team.
We can only assume CGR took a quick glance at Johnson’s resume and surmised he was probably a fairly good driver as a 7-time NASCAR champion.
He’s got some great coaches to teach him the nuances of IndyCar with former IndyCar and NASCAR driver Dario Franchitti and veteran CGR driver Scott Dixon, a six-time IndyCar series champion.
Reportedly, the 45-year old Johnson is putting lots of time in the gym working on select upper-body muscle groups.
It’s expected Johnson will compete in about a dozen IndyCar races in 2021 and a long range plan calls for racing in the Indianapolis 500 in 2022.
Johnson will be driving the black, No. 48, Carvana car for CGR.
His first race in the 2021 season is in March on the winding streets of St. Petersburg, Florida for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Guaranteed, the Forza Global Sports crew will be there to witness the arrival of Johnson on to the IndyCar scene.
We can’t wait…