LMC introduced Tuesday that Johnson will enter the March 26 race at Circuit of the Americas and the Could 28 Coca-Cola 600 within the No. 84 Chevrolet.
Each entries might be sponsored by Membership Wyndham, the nation’s largest trip membership, which has been related to staff ambassador Richard Petty for greater than 20 years.
Johnson, a seven-time Cup champion and now co-owner of Legacy MC, is working a partial Cup schedule this season. His first race was within the season-opening Daytona 500.
Johnson’s addition provides much more star energy to what was already a stacked race at COTA. Along with the Cup collection regulars, two former Formulation 1 champions – Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button – are entered within the race as his sports activities automotive star Jordan Taylor.
“COTA has been on my racing ‘bucket listing’ for a really very long time,” mentioned Johnson. “However my timing was off by a 12 months or so. I hoped it was going to be on the IndyCar schedule – and it wasn’t – after which they added it to the NASCAR schedule after I left.
“I’m excited to lastly be capable to examine this one off the listing and grateful to Membership Wyndham for making it occur. From all the things I’ve heard, NASCAR drivers have had numerous enjoyable racing at COTA, so to say I’m wanting ahead to it’s an understatement.”
What number of races will Johnson run?
As beforehand introduced, Johnson’s 2023 schedule additionally consists of the inaugural Chicago Avenue Course in July, by which he might be sponsored by Carvana.
The collection of Charlotte Motor Speedway was a straightforward one for Johnson as he has gained a complete of eight races on the observe, 4 coming within the 600 on Memorial Day Weekend.
“The Coke 600 is a kind of premiere races on the schedule,” mentioned Johnson. “For followers, it’s actually one of many best days in motorsports with Monaco (Formulation 1), Indianapolis 500, after which NASCAR’s longest race that begins within the afternoon and ends at evening.
“Final 12 months I lived out one other ‘bucket listing’ merchandise and was in a position to race within the Indy 500. I’m wanting ahead to driving this Subsequent Gen automotive at Charlotte and placing on an important present for Membership Wyndham.”
The rest of Johnson’s schedule might be introduced at a later date.