Seven-time Cup Sequence champion Jimmie Johnson final week introduced his full schedule for the 2024 NASCAR Cup Sequence season, including two crown jewel races: the Daytona 500, Brickyard 400 and the season finale at Phoenix Raceway.
Nevertheless, Johnson’s nine-race schedule doesn’t embrace the second working of the Chicago Road Race and All-Star Race exhibition occasions.
Chatting with FOX Sports activities’ Bob Pockrass, the newly minted NASCAR Corridor of Famer mentioned why he skipped the Chicago Road Race and All-Star Race in 2024. Johnson introduced that he wouldn’t take part in these two occasions as a result of household commitments. NASCAR veteran will seemingly journey together with his household in July and needs to maintain that window open.
“Chicago was undoubtedly on the checklist, however was making an attempt to kind out private issues and racing. I hope to journey with my household in July and needed to depart that timeframe open,” Johnson stated, as quoted by On3.com.
Jimmie Johnson is now not a full-time driver, however he’s co-owner of the Cup workforce Legacy Motor Membership.
After retiring from the game on the finish of the 2020 season, the 48-year-old has competed in a number of races within the IndyCar Sequence, in addition to the IMSA Sportscar Championship.
Final 12 months he returned to the Cup Sequence and competed in three races behind the wheel of the #84 Chevrolet for his personal workforce. He completed P31, P38 and P37 within the Daytona 500, COTA and Coca-Cola 600 respectively.
Jimmie Johnson can also be skipping the All-Star Race
The NASCAR veteran is not going to race within the All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway this season. North Wilkesboro Speedway is likely one of the tracks the place Johnson has not raced in his profession. He stated he’s skipping the All-Star Race as a result of a scarcity of sponsors.
‘I’ve considered it. Sadly, it did not come by our jobs, in a way relative to companions. However that is one of many few tracks on the schedule that I have not pushed on,” Johnson added.
Along with the Daytona 500, Brickyard 400 and Phoenix races, Jimmie Johnson will compete at Texas Motor Speedway (April 14), Dover Motor Speedway (April 28), Kansas Speedway (Could 5), Charlotte Motor Speedway (Could 26), Kansas Speedway (September 29) and Las Vegas Motor Speedway (October 20).