Jimmie Johnson has no intention of slowing down after retiring from racing full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series at the end of the 2020 season. The seven-time NASCAR champ is looking at other racing options for his future, including in the IndyCar Series.
While on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s weekly podcast, 44-year-old Johnson said he’s “pretty open” about what other styles of racing he could try, and said he’d “be really happy with” up to a 15-race schedule for the next year or two. That number includes wanting to run at least a dozen IndyCar races, in addition to marquee sports car and off-road truck events.
With his experience and fame, Johnson said he’s taking a “Why not try it?” approach to his future. And he said following his IndyCar test run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 28, he’s been having serious conversations about