Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and driver of the No.84 Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will make his return to the sport this weekend at Daytona International Raceway after qualifying for this weekend’s Daytona 500.
Speaking following the action, Johnson was happy to have made the field for the race saying:
Yeah, it is a huge relief. Came down here for my rookie season when the 48 team was just started up. We had to get in through qualifying. That was a very stressful moment. So I’ve kind of fallen back on that experience, although it was 20-something years ago now.
But it was stressful. I’m just so thankful that the team put in the effort that they did to really help me. I’m not joking, when I was at the shop last week, the 42 team, the 43 team, were all on my car. Their cars were still sitting there with a lot of work to be done. This was a huge collaboration and effort I owe to the entire shop.
Todd Gordon did a fantastic job of leading these guys. The 42 and 43 teams played a crucial role for our car being prepared and fast enough to get in today.