Jimmie Johnson will FINALLY get to test an IndyCar this year, driving for NASCAR Cup Series owner Chip Ganassi at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course on July 8th, according to tweets from Johnson and Ganassi.
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
Hey 7x Champ @JimmieJohnson! Looking forward to giving you a go at this @indycar stuff! Maybe we can get 5x @scottdixon9 to give you a tip or two! See you there July 8th @imsroad course https://t.co/hjLcgSgx2Y— Chip Ganassi (@GanassiChip) June 29, 2020
The seven-time champion Johnson, announced his retirement from full-time competition in the NASCAR Cup Series at the end of the 2020 campaign, expressing interest in potentially running an IndyCar road course event.
Johnson was originally scheduled to participate in a test session at Barber Motorsports Park for Arrow McLaren SP in April, but the session was cancelled due to the increasing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although Johnson’s NASCAR career will be coming to a close following the 2020 season, it appears that his racing career is just beginning a new chapter.