ChIp Ganassi Racing’s Jimmie Johnson in the No.48 Carvana American Legion Honda says that he had a fun morning and afternoon getting laps in around the Texas Motor Speedway in his IndyCar getting ready for Sunday’s XPEL 375, his first IndyCar oval race.

The seven-time NASCAR race winner at Texas Motor Speedway scored his best qualifying IndyCar Series result as he starts Sunday’s race from 18th place and speaking following the action he said:

“I think we’re being very measured in how we’re working me into qualifying and working me into a car that’s more trimmed out and a bit more neutral. “But all is good so far, and it’s certainly been a fun morning and afternoon getting these laps in at Texas Motor Speedway.

“When I rolled off in the Carvana Honda (for qualifying), my heart rate was definitely elevated. I didn’t know what to expect. I kind of went off the confidence level of my teammates. They knew my trim settings, and they said, ‘Yeah, you should be able to go flat,’ so I just took their word and made a promise to myself not to lift my right foot up.”

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