Jimmie Johnson Speaks Out After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson Speaks Out After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

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Nascar Driver Jimmie Johnson was tested for the Coronavirus after his wife Chandra received a positive diagnosis, according to a NASCAR report. She reportedly experienced allergy-like symptoms, while her husband is asymptomatic. 

The 44-y-o driver of the #48 is the first driver in any NASCAR series to test positive and the news Friday evening cast a shadow over the historic NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader races coming up Saturday and Sunday.

Jimmie Johnson will be out for the Brickyard 400 race this weekend and IndyCar test with Chip Ganassi Racing schedule for July 8.

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Here’s Johnson Statement:

Johnson has featured in 663 conscutive NASCAR Cup Series starts — the longest streak among current drivers.

NASCAR’s rules state a driver must be symptom free and have two negative coronavirus tests in a 24-hour span to return.


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