Jimmie Johnson: From The Coca-Cola 600 To Le Mans

CONCORD, N.C. — On Saturday afternoon, Jimmie Johnson was at home in Charlotte, N.C., packing his suitcase for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 600-mile marathon around the 1.5-mile oval, which Johnson has won four times in his career, is one of four races he has announced. However, the weather did little to cooperate, as unrelenting rain fell over Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, postponing the Coca-Cola 600 until Monday afternoon. “I feel about as ill-prepared for a race than I ever have in my life, with the threat of rain and not getting any seat time in a Next Gen car at this particular track,” Johnson admitted. However, that’s the only intermediate oval experience Johnson has at this point. After finishing 31st during the Daytona 500 and 38th at COTA, Johnson wasn’t left with much confidence about his compatibility with the Next Gen car.

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