Jimmie Johnson IndyCar Debut

Jimmie Johnson Escapes Massive Crash, Then Spins in IndyCar Debut

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In his IndyCar Debut, Jimmie Johnson avoided a massive crash early in the race but then he spun in lap 10.

Johnson finally made his years-long dream come true by making his debut in IndyCar at Barber Motorsports Park with the No. 48 Chip Ganassi Racing car.

It turned out to be an eventful affair for the seven-time NASCAR champion as he was able to escape a massive crash involving a large number of cars.

However, later in the race, Johnson lost control of his car and spun leading to a caution. While it didn’t end his race, he lost some spots due to the spin. He finished the race in the 19th position after starting in the 21st.

“Well, I learned a lesson in dirty air there,” Johnson said after the race.

Earlier in the practice session, Johnson finished second last among the 12 drivers. He said on Saturday:

“This smile is not going to go away. What an amazing day. Didn’t qualify last, so that’s a really good thing and a small victory for me in this journey.”

“Today was full of firsts, red tires, qualifying session, race weekend. Just the different layers that exist. And I survived the day. Had a lot of fun.”

While the race turned out to be a far better affair for Johnson than the practice session, he will be keen to keep on improving in the coming races.

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