Seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson who is competing in the NTT IndyCar Series on a partial programme of road and street courses events starting this season with Chip Ganassi Racing says that the cars are just so fast and have so much potential.

Johnson is currently competing in both the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship in the No.48 Ally Cadillac Dpi and speaking ahead of this weekend’s race in Sebring, the Californian commented saying:

“They are different animals, but they are closer together than probably any other car in North America. “I’ve tried Formula 3 and some other cars, but the IndyCar is just so fast and has so much potential. This IMSA car is really the closest thing I can get in.”

Speaking about how useful it has been to go between the two series, Johnson said:

“It has been useful for me. “These reps have been useful. I think I’ve only had five days in the IndyCar.”

Johnson went on to say:

“I’m really just trying to forget all these dependencies I had driving a NASCAR vehicle and trying to rewire my brain and my senses. “I feel like I’m making good progress. I think I’m down to little gains now. I probably got all the big chunks. Now it’s down to all of those little chunks, which are the hardest to get.”

Johnson and his teammates only managed nine laps during Thursday’s practice sessions and speaking afterward he said:

“We’ve got some issue there where the throttle is still carrying us through the turn and not returning back to zero. “A couple exciting moments that we’re trying to get to the bottom of and it’s pretty intermittent.”

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