Jimmie Johnson provides COTA and Coke 600 to NASCAR Cup time table
LMC announced Tuesday that Johnson will enter the March 26 bustle at Circuit of the Americas and the Can also fair 28 Coca-Cola 600 in the No. 84 Chevrolet.
Both entries will probably be sponsored by Club Wyndham, the country’s greatest vacation membership, which has been related with group ambassador Richard Petty for better than 20 years.
Johnson, a seven-time Cup champion and now co-proprietor of Legacy MC, is working a partial Cup time table this season. His first bustle used to be in the season-opening Daytona 500.
Johnson’s addition provides a lot extra megastar energy to what used to be already a stacked bustle at COTA. To boot to the Cup sequence regulars, two faded System 1 champions – Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button – are entered in the bustle as his sports activities automobile megastar Jordan Taylor.
“COTA has been on my racing ‘bucket list’ for a essentially long time,” acknowledged Johnson. “However my timing used to be off by a yr or so. I was hoping it used to be going to be on the IndyCar time table – and it wasn’t – and then they added it to the NASCAR time table after I left.
“I’m mad to at closing be in a position to verify this one off the list and grateful to Club Wyndham for making it happen. From all the pieces I’ve heard, NASCAR drivers have had quite quite a bit of enjoyable racing at COTA, so that you just might perhaps well narrate I’m having a admire forward to it is an understatement.”
What number of races will Johnson tear?
As beforehand announced, Johnson’s 2023 time table additionally entails the inaugural Chicago Avenue Course in July, wherein he’ll be sponsored by Carvana.
The assortment of Charlotte Motor Speedway used to be an effortless one for Johnson as he has won a total of eight races on the tune, four coming in the 600 on Memorial Day Weekend.
“The Coke 600 is a range of premiere races on the time table,” acknowledged Johnson. “For fans, it’s essentially one amongst the most attention-grabbing days in motorsports with Monaco (System 1), Indianapolis 500, and then NASCAR’s longest bustle that begins in the afternoon and ends at evening.
“Closing yr I lived out yet another ‘bucket list’ item and used to be in a position to bustle in the Indy 500. I’m having a admire forward to utilizing this Subsequent Gen automobile at Charlotte and inserting on a large whisper for Club Wyndham.”
The the rest of Johnson’s time table will probably be announced at a later date.