NASCAR released the following statement after Hendrick Motorsports Jimmie Johnson who drives the No.48 Ally Racing Chevrolet confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID 19.

Following the guidelines outlined in the Event Operations Protocol manual, Jimmie Johnson has alerted NASCAR that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

“NASCAR has outlined the steps for Johnson’s return, in accordance with the CDC’s current guidelines, which includes that Johnson is symptom free and has two negative COVID-19 test results, at least 24 hours apart. NASCAR requires Johnson to be cleared by his physician before returning to racing.

“Jimmie is a true battle-tested champion, and we wish him well in his recovery. NASCAR has granted Jimmie a playoff waiver, and we look forward to his return as he races for an eighth NASCAR Cup Series championship.”

The news means that Johnson 2ill not test for Chip Ganassi Racing on Wednesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and will the Brickyard 400.

 

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