Jimmie Johnson updates the NASCAR Cup calendar with the COTA and Coke 600 races

Jimmie Johnson COTA and Coke 600 NASCAR Cup

Jimmie Johnson, owner and rider of the Legacy Motor Club, has extended his schedule for the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series by two additional events.

Jimmie Johnson COTA and Coke 600 NASCAR Cup

Johnson will compete in the May 28 Coca-Cola 600 and the races on March 26 at Circuit of the Americas, according to LMC’s announcement on Tuesday.

The biggest vacation organization in the country, Club Wyndham, which has been related to team spokesman Richard Petty for more than 20 years, will sponsor both entries.

Johnson, a seven-time Cup winner who is currently a co-owner of Legacy MC, is only running a part of his normal Cup program this year. He competed in the season-opening Daytona 500 as his first race.

The extremely competitive race at COTA has even more star power with Johnson’s participation. Jordan Taylor, a sports car star, will be competing in the race with two former Formula 1 superstars: Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button.

“COTA has been on my racing ‘bucket list’ for a very long time,” said Johnson. “But my timing was off by a year or so. I was hoping it was going to be on the IndyCar schedule – and it wasn’t – and then they added it to the NASCAR schedule after I left.

“I’m excited to finally be able to check this one off the list and thankful to Club Wyndham for making it happen. From everything I’ve heard, NASCAR drivers have had a lot of fun racing at COTA, so to say I’m looking forward to it is an understatement.”

How many events will Johnson compete in?

Johnson will be supported by Carvana in the first Chicago Street Course in July as part of his 2023 program, which was also previously revealed.

Johnson had no trouble deciding on Charlotte Motor Speedway because he had earned eight races there in overall, including four in the Memorial Day Weekend 600.

“The Coke 600 is one of those premiere races on the schedule,” said Johnson. “For fans, it’s truly one of the greatest days in motorsports with Monaco (Formula 1), Indianapolis 500, and then NASCAR’s longest race that starts in the afternoon and ends at night.

“Last year I lived out another ‘bucket list’ item and was able to race in the Indy 500. I’m looking forward to driving this Next Gen car at Charlotte and putting on a great show for Club Wyndham.”

Johnson’s remaining schedule will be revealed at a later time.

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