What happened to Jimmy Johnson the race car driver?

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What happened to Jimmy Johnson the race car driver?

Johnson suffered the injury during a practice crash at Long Beach last Friday when his right hand got caught in his steering wheel after an impact with the Turn 5 tire barrier. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion crashed his No.

What is Jimmy Johnson from Nascar doing?

American Legion INDYCAR driver Jimmie Johnson is reporting for full-time duty in 2022. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion who just completed his rookie season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with Chip Ganassi Racing in 2021 will be a full-season participant in 2022. That includes the 106th Indianapolis 500 on May 29.

Is Jimmy Johnson still racing in Nascar?

Johnson stepped away from NASCAR racing after the 2020 season and embarked on a part-time IndyCar schedule this year with Chip Ganassi Racing. His first venture into the open-wheel series included only running on street and road courses this year, but Johnson had long been toying with the idea of racing on ovals.

What happened to Jimmie Johnson’s arm?

According to a report by Nate Ryan of NBC Sports, Johnson’s injury occurred when his hand was hit by his steering wheel as it snapped around when the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion hit a tire barrier head-on in Turn 5.

Why did Jimmie Johnson quit NASCAR?

“I’ve always firmly felt that there’s just too much racing in NASCAR,” Johnson said. “That’s my opinion and I’ve had that conversation with executives at NASCAR. Reducing the schedule down to 25-28 races I think would be the ideal way to go about it.”

What happened to Jimmy Johnson in Indy cars?

Jimmie Johnson, the NASCAR legend and IndyCar rookie, crashed with six laps to go in the Indy 500 on Sunday. Jonson was on Turn 2 when he lost control, spun out and hit the wall. The race was red flagged and momentarily stopped but Johnson appeared unharmed.

Does Jimmy Johnson own a NASCAR?

In 2000, he switched to the NASCAR Busch Series (now Xfinity Series). His talent was noticed by Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon, who convinced owner Rick Hendrick to sign Johnson in the Winston Cup Series full-time for 2002, with Gordon as a part-owner of his car….Jimmie Johnson.

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