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“I’m thrilled and ready to go,” NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson is poised for his Indy 500 debut with Chip Ganassi Racing » FirstSportz

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson

NASCAR Legend Jimmie Johnson is poised to make his Indy 500 debut on May 29th at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The record-breaking 7-time NASCAR Cup Series winner with Henrik Motorsport in their #48 car concluded his final full-time season in the Cup Series in 2020 as he set out to pursue his dream of open wheel racing.

The 46-year-old willchildhood-dreamThis can come to life as he will compete in the #48 car in the Indy 500, one of the most legendary open wheel races in the US and the world Chip Ganassi Racing. “The greatest spectacle in racing‘ will, in his own words, be one of the biggest challenges the veteran will face in the Indy 500 rookie’s car in his career.

The road to the Indy 500 was far from easy for the champion as he had to cut oval racing from his schedule as his wife did not want to see him compete in the highly unsafe open wheel oval race. He had to convince his wife, himself and the sponsors of many things before he was ready to race at the Indianapolis circuit.

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Find out what Jimmie Johnson had to say about his Indy 500 debut

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson added that he feels ecstatic and ready for the Indy 500 and went on to explain what he’s been through over the past year to make that dream a reality. He said he felt his dreams would never come true, but after last year’s Indy 500 he started the process it took him to start racing, both at the team shop and at home. He reiterated that looking back 12 months, he had no chance of making it to Indy.

I’m excited and ready to go‘ said Jimmie Johnson.

I don’t think even 12 months ago today I would have thought that possible. After the race I started the process I had to do at home and in the shop and with Tony (Kanaan) and it still took months and months and months to get it right. But when I look back just 12 months ago, there was no chance of that.” added Jimmie Johnson.

Jimmie Johnson claimed he feels quite at home at Indy having done so many laps of the track both in the simulator and in his mind, saying: “I ran so many laps in the SIM, did so many laps in my head, I was up early and ready to get it over with. I feel quite at home here“.

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