Jimmie Johnson switch over to the IndyCar Series from NASCAR just recently, driving part-time for (CGR) Chip Ganassi Racing on road and street courses.
Ironically, in a recent interview with Fox NASCAR reporter Bob Pockrass, the California native driver didn’t hold back when asked if he would consider racing again in NASCAR.
Johnson made headlines about his wish to expand his schedule and potentially race on oval tracks in the 2022 season, notably the INDY 500.
“I’m trying to find my comfort with the ovals,” Johnson told reporters. He said he’s continuing to build confidence in racing ovals, and his previous NASCAR experience at the Brickyard 400 should prove to be helpful when he does eventually race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“Of all the tracks we run on,” Johnson said, “there should be some crossover on the oval. I found there was zero crossover on the road courses, so that was interesting.”
Bob Pockrass questioned Jimmie about the prospect of racing with NASCAR in the future. He gave a surprising response, Johnson admits he’ll be interested racing in NASCAR with right opportunity.
“I feel like I’m very near the cap of races that I would want to run in a year,” Johnson admitted. “17 to 20 is that number that I’ve been aiming for. If a great opportunity came along, I’d definitely look hard at it and probably do it.”
Jimmie Johnson says he has talked with Sage Karam about the IndyCar driver’s Xfinity debut next month on the Indianapolis road course and also addresses if he is wanting to get in a Cup car again: pic.twitter.com/Uv6QH8DM8m
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) July 28, 2021