Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson in the No.84 Legacy Motorsports Chevrolet ZL1 has added races to his NASCAR Cup Series bucket list for 2023, starting with the race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, which takes place on Sunday, March 26 while he also confirmed that he would compete in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway which takes place on May 28, the same day as the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Speaking about the news, Johnson said:
“COTA has been on my racing ‘bucket list’ for a very long time. “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.”
In honor of Jimmie Johnson racing at COTA, NASCAR, and COTA offer fans reserved seats in the Turn 12 Grandstand for $84. Legacy Motorsports Group also announced on Tuesday that Club Wyndham would serve as the primary sponsor of the No.84 for both races and speaking about that news,
Legacy President of Business Operations, Bruce Mosley commented saying:
“NASCAR has always been a great place to identify and develop b2b relationships. “At LEGACY M.C., we are looking to accelerate results and create a model that surpasses anything ever done before in this space. The foundation we intend on creating will deliver a 1+1 = 3 platform for our partners and deliver a strong return on their objectives.”
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Tom Shelburne, Chief Marketing Officer for Club Wyndham said:
“Club Wyndham owners and LEGACY MOTOR CLUB fans know what it means to be a part of a club. It means finding a place to make memories with friends and family around shared passions. “We are excited about this new partnership with the LEGACY M.C. team, growing from our long relationship with Richard Petty. This new agreement will be great for our owners, race fans, and our business. We can’t wait to see Club Wyndham on Jimmie Johnson’s No. 84 Chevrolet.”
Johnson spoke about the Coke 600 saying:
“The Coke 600 is one of those premiere races on the schedule. “For fans, it’s truly one of the greatest days in motorsports with Monaco (Formula 1), INDYCAR’s 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 NextGen car at Charlotte and putting on a great show for Club Wyndham®.”
Johnson will announce the remainder of his Cup schedule at a later date.