Jimmie Johnson set to race a Toyota

After 21 years and 689 NASCAR Cup Series races in a Chevrolet, Jimmie Johnson is set to run his first in a Toyota

The times are changing…

Jimmie Johnson is a 7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion. All 83 NASCAR Cup Series wins and all 7 titles came while driving a Chevrolet.

Johnson recently became a co-owner of Petty GMS Racing. The company has since changed it’s name to Legacy Motor Club.

Jimmie Johnson was offered ownership at Hendrick Motorsports

The team fields two car full time in the NASCAR Cup Series. Erik Jones drives the No. 43 car while Noah Gragson drives the No. 42 car.

Jimmie Johnson serves as more than just a co-owner of the operation. He also runs a part-time effort in the No. 84 car, a third car from the Legacy Motor Club stable.

The team has struggled with performance. Erik Jones has the best finish for the team in 2023, a 6th place run at Talladega Superspeedway. Aside from a superspeedway, Jones finished 16th at Dover Motor Speedway.

A change is needed in the organization.

And starting in 2024, the team will make the switch from Chevrolet to Toyota. That opens a game-changing scenario for Johnson.

Legacy Motor Club making switch to Toyota Racing

The 47-year-old is currently running a part-time schedule in a third car fielded by the team. Will that continue into 2024?

It appears to be yes…

Toyota comments on Jimmie Johnson

“100 percent. Yes, you will see him in a Toyota,” David Wilson said via Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

“That will be very moving and emotional for me personally, professionally, for Toyota. Now I’ll let Jimmie fill in the blank, but I will just say that Jimmie Johnson will be racing a Toyota Camry before he is done as a race car driver.”

That comment confirms that Jimmie Johnson will race, at least part-time in the NASCAR Cup Series for 2024. That marks the first confirmation.

2024 will be Johnson’s 22 year in the NASCAR Cup Series.

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