Set to retire from full-time Cup racing at the end of the 2020 season, Jimmie Johnson is set to begin his IndyCar career next season.
The seven-time champion signed a two-year deal with Chip Ganassi Racing to race in IndyCar events. He will be competing in selected events in the next two seasons and that could also include the Indianapolis 500.
However, the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet driver is not completely sure about participating in IndyCar 500, even though it remains in his bucket list. Johnson said:
“I’m gonna keep a close eye on things next year. I really have a desire to run on a road course, since its kind of on my bucket list. Of course, running here on the Oval would be a dream come true, but I just want to get my mind around the safety. I don’t need to take any unneeded risk at this part of my life.”
Johnson is targeting a run of 12-13 races for his maiden season in IndyCar next season.
[Read More: Austin Dillon aiming to “create our own destiny” as elimination threat looms]