Jimmie Johnson includes COTA and Coke 600 to NASCAR Cup schedule

LMC revealed Tuesday that Johnson will go into the March 26 race at Circuit of the Americas and the May 28 Coca-Cola 600 in the No. 84 Chevrolet.

Both entries will be sponsored by Club Wyndham, the nation’s biggest holiday club, which has actually been related to group ambassador Richard Petty for more than 20 years.

Johnson, a seven-time Cup champ and now co-owner of Legacy MC, is running a partial Cup schedule this season. His very first race remained in the season-opening Daytona 500.

Johnson’s addition includes a lot more star power to what was currently a stacked race at COTA. In addition to the Cup series regulars, 2 previous Formula 1 champs– Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button– are gone into in the race as his cars star Jordan Taylor.

” COTA has actually been on my racing ‘container list’ for a long time,” stated Johnson. “But my timing was off by a year approximately. I was hoping it was going to be on the IndyCar schedule– and it wasn’t– and after that they included it to the NASCAR schedule after I left.

” I’m thrilled to lastly have the ability to inspect this one off the list and glad to Club Wyndham for making it occur. From whatever I’ve heard, NASCAR chauffeurs have actually had a great deal of enjoyable racing at COTA, so to state I’m anticipating it is an understatement.”

How lots of races will Johnson run?

As formerly revealed, Johnson’s 2023 schedule likewise consists of the inaugural Chicago Street Course in July, in which he will be sponsored by Carvana.

The choice of Charlotte Motor Speedway was a simple one for Johnson as he has actually won an overall of 8 races at the track, 4 being available in the 600 on Memorial Day Weekend.

” The Coke 600 is among those premiere races on the schedule,” stated Johnson. “For fans, it’s really among the best days in motorsports with Monaco (Formula 1), Indianapolis 500, and after that NASCAR’s longest race that begins in the afternoon and ends in the evening.

” Last year I lived out another ‘container list’ product and had the ability to race in the Indy500 I’m eagerly anticipating driving this Next Gen cars and truck at Charlotte and placing on an excellent program for Club Wyndham.”

The rest of Johnson’s schedule will be revealed at a later date.


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