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NASCAR veteran Johnson to test Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar on Indy road course

Autosport logo Autosport 4 days ago David Malsher-Lopez
a man wearing a hat and sunglasses: Johnson to test Ganassi IndyCar on Indy road course © LAT Images Johnson to test Ganassi IndyCar on Indy road course

Jimmie Johnson will get his first test in an IndyCar next week when he drives a Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's road course.

The test comes as the IndyCar Series prepares for the second round of its 2020 season, the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis to be held this weekend on the 2.439-mile 13-turn road course at IMS.

Until the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the 2020 season, Johnson had originally been due to test the Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet at Barber Motorsports Park.

This is year is set to be Johnson's final full-time season of NASCAR racing, and he has made it clear on several occasion his interest in trying other forms of racing, including IndyCar road courses.

Announcing the news via Twitter, he posted: "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.

Legendary team owner Chip Ganassi responded with: "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 there July 8th@IMS road course."

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