The retirement tour for Jimmie Johnson is chugging along. Now, it’s to Indianapolis, for his final Brickyard 400 start. Johnson, had always wanted to race at Indy growing up, just in an Indy Car like his idol Rick Mears. But, in 2002, he got the chance, albeit in a stock car.
Now, Johnson will make his 19th and final Indy start. It’s an important one too, because he’s still searching for a record tying fifth Brickyard crown.
Johnson, has kissed the bricks four times over the course of his storied career. The first won came in 2006. That was the start of a dominate reign with the California native winning three of his four times in a four year span.
Still, Indy has had a love-hate relationship with the seven time series champion. He only has six top five finishes in 18 tries, four of which are wins. Eight of his 18 starts have seen him finish 18th or worse. In fact, five of his last six tries he’s finished 14th or worse.
So, while riding a 110 race winless streak, can it end with him tying Michael Schumacher and Jeff Gordon for the most wins in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history?