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Jimmie Johnson Joining NBC Sports

Legacy Motor Club announced that co-owner and part-time driver Jimmie Johnson will be part of the motorsports coverage provided by NBC Sports for four events in 2024.

The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion will begin his stint at the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26. He will contribute to the coverage before and after the race from the grounds of the speedway before flying to North Carolina later in the day to participate in the Coca-Cola 600.

Johnson will also work as an analyst for NBC Sports during the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Aug. 24 and the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 6. His final contribution will be on Nov. 10 during the NASCAR Cup Series Championship race at Phoenix Raceway.

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“To have the opportunity to experience ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ once again is such an honor,” Johnson said. “I was part of the NBC broadcast team in 2021 and it just fueled the fire I needed to make my childhood dream of racing in the Indianapolis 500 one day a reality. Competing in this race as a driver was a chance of a lifetime, so to be able to experience the pageantry again is just so special. Even though I’ve never been able to do the ‘double’ as a driver, May 26th is going to be a very busy day. After the broadcast, I’ll fly to Charlotte Motor Speedway and drive in the Coca-Cola 600. I’m so thankful to NBC for the opportunity and continued partnership.”

“Any time you can add one of the greatest drivers of all time and an icon of the sport, you jump at the opportunity,” Sam Flood, lead producer for NBC Sports’ motorsports coverage said. “We are thrilled to be working with Jimmie and adding his unique perspective on every race he covers, as well as having him become the first person ever to do the ‘double’ – history awaits.”

Johnson retired from fulltime NASCAR racing after the 2020 season tied for the most championships in Cup Series history. He competed fulltime in 2022 in the NTT INDYCAR Series and was the Rookie of the Year in that season’s Indianapolis 500.

About the author

Austin Bass joined Frontstretch in 2024 as a contributor to combine his passion for racing and writing. Born in Wilson, NC, he developed a passion for racing at an early age while attending local short tracks on Saturday nights with his dad and watching the stars of the sport from their living room on Sunday afternoons.

Bass is a graduate of UNC-Wilmington with a degree in Communication Studies where he developed a deep understanding, appreciation, and love for the Oxford comma. He is an industrial degreaser salesman for Cox Industries whenever he is not writing or talking about racing.

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Bill B

It doesn’t seem that Jimmie knows what he wants to do.

wildcatsfan2016

has to find something to do with his spare time.

janice

another owner in the booth giving commentary of the race. will he be partial to toyota teams?

DoninAjax

I wonder what he will say about the Honda and Chev engines?

DoninAjax

Yeah, that makes sense. He has so much experience in the series.

Shayne

Jimmie trying to be relevant.

Echo

Jimmie having fun, making a ton of money having fun and also keeping Legacy motor sports name in front of a whole bunch of potential sponsors. Smart win win situation for Jimmie.

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