The maiden IndyCar take a look at of seven-time NASCAR Cup Sequence champion Jimmie Johnson has been placed on maintain, however it’s nonetheless on his bucket record.
Seven-time NASCAR Cup Sequence champion Jimmie Johnson, who has acknowledged on a number of events that he’s open to the concept of competing in a couple of IndyCar highway or road programs after he retires from full-time Cup Sequence competitors, just lately landed am IndyCar take a look at date with Arrow McLaren SP.
The 44-year-old El Cajon, California beforehand labored with McLaren in an open-wheel capability again in November of 2018 when he did a trip swap with two-time Formulation 1 champion Fernando Alonso at Bahrain Worldwide Circuit.
McLaren joined IndyCar full-time forward of the 2020 season by forming a partnership with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
Johnson, who introduced this previous November that the 2020 Cup Sequence season shall be his 19th and final as a full-time driver, was slated to drive a Chevrolet-powered automobile for the group on Monday, April 6 at Barber Motorsports Park, at some point after the IndyCar race on the venue.
However as a result of coronavirus pandemic, that take a look at, similar to all the things else on this planet of motorsports, has been placed on maintain.
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The Cup Sequence was slated to race at Bristol Motor Speedway the day earlier than as effectively, so the journey from Tennessee to Alabama would have been relatively handy for the Hendrick Motorsports driver. However NASCAR has postponed all races via early Might, and IndyCar has canceled all races via the top of April as effectively.
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Whereas Johnson’s IndyCar take a look at across the 17-turn, 2.38-mile (three.83-kilometer) pure terrain highway course in Birmingham, Alabama gained’t happen on Monday, April 6 as anticipated, he nonetheless plans to check in some unspecified time in the future, which might very effectively result in a part-time trip for 2021 and/or past.
He famous that that is one thing that’s nonetheless on his “bucket record”, which he has acknowledged for years.
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A future IndyCar take a look at date for Jimmie Johnson continues to be unknown, which might be mentioned for nearly all the things in unsure and unprecedented instances akin to these. It has not been confirmed whether or not or not this take a look at will nonetheless happen at Barber Motorsports Park.