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.
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.
I get to test an @IndyCar next week! A big thanks to my friends @CGRIndyCar & @GanassiChip for the opportunity. Now back to the gym for a crash course in IndyCar specific strength training. pic.twitter.com/Bc7JLB1O8T
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) June 29, 2020
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.