Chip Ganassi Racing’s Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No.48 Carvana Honda was named Rookie of The Year for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Monday evening during the celebration of the Indianapolis 500 at the JW Marriott in Downtown Indianapolis.
The seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion started Sunday’s race in 12th place but was forced to retire from the race after hitting the wall just seven laps from the end of the race.
Johnson received a bonus of $50,000 for being named rookie of the year and took home a total of $207,900.
A tough at the office today, I absolutely loved my first experience of the Indianapolis 500, unfortunately, the car just got away from me at Turn 2. Track position was way more important than I thought it would be and I struggled to advance through the field. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here and I am delighted for Chip Ganassi Racing and Marcus Ericsson.