Jimmie Johnson to race at COTA and Charlotte – EAST AUTO NEWS

Jimmie Johnson to race at COTA and Charlotte

Jimmie Johnson’s part-time NASCAR schedule continues to take form because the seven-time champion is about to run within the Cup Collection races at Circuit of The Americas and Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Coca-Cola 600.

March 26 would be the first time Johnson has competed on the street course in Austin, Texas. It was added to the NASCAR schedule in 2021, a 12 months after Johnson retired from full-time NASCAR competitors.

Johnson’s No. 84 Legacy Motor Membership Chevrolet shall be sponsored by Membership Wyndham. Though crew ambassador Richard Petty has been related to Membership Wyndham for greater than twenty years as a timeshare proprietor, this would be the first time the corporate has had outstanding area on a race automobile.

“COTA has been on my racing ‘bucket checklist’ for a really very long time,” mentioned Johnson. “However my timing was off by a 12 months or so. I hoped it was going to be on the IndyCar schedule — and it wasn’t — after which they added it to the NASCAR schedule after I left. I’m excited to lastly have the ability to test this one off the checklist and grateful to Membership Wyndham for making it occur. From the whole lot I’ve heard, NASCAR drivers have had a number of enjoyable racing at COTA, so to say I’m trying ahead to it’s an understatement.”

“Membership Wyndham homeowners and Legacy Motor Membership followers know what it means to be part of a membership. It means discovering a spot to make recollections with family and friends round shared passions,” mentioned Tom Shelburne, chief advertising and marketing officer for Membership Wyndham. “We’re enthusiastic about this new partnership with the Legacy M.C. crew, rising from our lengthy relationship with Richard Petty. This new settlement shall be nice for our homeowners, race followers, and our enterprise. We are able to’t wait to see Membership Wyndham on Jimmie Johnson’s No. 84 Chevrolet.”

COTA and Charlotte are the third and fourth confirmed races for Johnson this season. Johnson competed within the season-opening Daytona 500 and beforehand introduced he’ll run within the inaugural Chicago avenue course occasion in early July.

Johnson is an eight-time winner at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 4 of these victories had been within the Coca-Cola 600.

“The Coke 600 is a kind of premiere races on the schedule,” mentioned Johnson. “For followers, it’s really one of many best days in motorsports with Monaco (System 1), IndyCar’s Indianapolis 500, after which NASCAR’s longest race that begins within the afternoon and ends at night time. Final 12 months I lived out one other ‘bucket checklist’ merchandise and was capable of race within the Indy 500. I’m trying ahead to driving this NextGen automobile at Charlotte and placing on an excellent present for Membership Wyndham.”

Jimmie Johnson to race at COTA and Charlotte – EAST AUTO NEWS


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