After the announcement of the takeover of GMS Petty and its commitment to the Daytona 500, former NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson continues to be talked about. He is now officially a candidate for a steering wheel for the NASCAR Garage 56 project which will be entered in the 24 hours of Le Mans this year.
This project, based on a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Next Gen, will be entered in Garage 56 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans by Hendrick Motorsports in association with Chevrolet, Goodyear and IMSA.
“Of course it’s on my radar. I was able to help develop the car, drive it and had an amazing experience doing it. I am still eagerly awaiting my official invitation. »
said Jimmie Johnson
Veteran Mike Rockenfeller, a former Le Mans winner, also tested the car built by Hendrick Motorsports at Virginia International Raceway last November. Johnson got behind the wheel of the prototype last month at Carolina Motorsports Park.