Legacy Motor Club announced on Tuesday that two-time LeMans 24 Hours race winner Mike Rockenfeller has joined the team to drive the No.42 Chevrolet ZL1 for the upcoming NASCAR races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the race at Watkins Glen.
Speaking following the news, Rockenfeller commented saying:
After racing with Jimmie in IMSA for two years and together in the Garage 56 program not only were we teammates, but we are now great friends. “To get to race for him in the NASCAR Cup Series for LEGACY M.C. with him as a co-owner is such a true honor. It’s going to be a huge challenge as I have never raced at Indy. I was dreaming about being in a Cup Series car again and I’m thankful for the opportunity. I will try my best in this short timeframe to come together with the team and have a great race in Indy.
Team co-owner and seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson commented saying:
Rocky and I were teammates and helped develop the G56 program. “I couldn’t think of a better person to assist our Club in this tough situation. These back-to-back road course events will be great for Rocky from the technical side as they will bring out his expertise. Rocky is extremely knowledgeable and talented, and I know he will get us the best results possible.”
The NASCAR Cup Series’ Verizon 200 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course will take place on Sunday, Aug. 13 at 2:30 pm ET airing on NBC, MRN Radio and SIRIUS XM NASCAR Radio channel 90.