Jimmie Johnson to run IndyCar test

Jimmie Johnson to run Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar test next week

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Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson #48 has revealed that he has an IndyCar test session schedule with Chip Ganassi Racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next week Wednesday, July 8.

Johnson revealed last November that the 2020 campaign would be his last as a full-time driver, and he has reiterated his desire to have a shot at IndyCar.

The 44-y-o has shown interest in open-wheel racing previously, having participated in a ride-swap with Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso at the conclusion of the 2018 season.  Jimmie Johnson had maintained close ties with McLaren since that test, which has aid him to get a foot in the door to the IndyCar scene.

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He had previously planned to get behind the steering of an IndyCar this year in a test session for McLaren’s new IndyCar venture, Arrow McLaren SP. However, due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was forced to postpone.

Now he has an opportunity to get back behind the steering for a test. The 44-y-o driver is set to test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for Chip Ganassi Racing on Wednesday, July 8.

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