Johnson Reschedules Ganassi IndyCar Test

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Seven time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson has rescheduled his IndyCar test with Chip Ganassi Racing, and will take to the track next Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course.

The 44 year old Californian was originally supposed to test with the team on 5 July, the day after the Brickyard 400, but tested positive for coronavirus and had to cancel.

The Hendrick Motorsports driver is going to be taking to the track after it has been used by the Ferrari Challenge Series this weekend, as well as IndyCar and IMS on Monday with Myles Rowe who has been selected to test the car as part of Penske Entertainment’s new Race for Equality & Change program.

Johnson is set to leave NASCAR at the end of this season after an illustrious 20 year Cup Series career, and has shown interest in running select IndyCar dates for 2021 and beyond.

This situation may remind many of former Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso when he tried his hand at the Indianapolis 500 in 2017, 2019, and soon in 2020. Alonso finished 24th in 2017 after an engine failure, and failed to qualify in 2019.

 If Johnson decides to run the prestigious event, pending the support of his family, he will be looking to finish much better than Alonso.

Johnson currently sits 15th in the Cup series standings heading into the next race at Kansas Speedway.

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