Johnson, No. 48 car coming to Indy
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Johnson, No. 48 car coming to Indy

After two weeks off, Jimmie Johnson returns to the track this weekend, heading to a racing setup in the shadows of one of the most iconic racing venues in motorsports.

Johnson and the NTT INDYCAR Series will be in Indianapolis, Ind., for the GMR Grand Prix. The 85-lap, 207-mile road course makes use of Turns 1 and 2 and the front straightaway of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which two weeks later will play host to the Indianapolis 500.

Johnson, a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, is driving the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 48 Honda, which features American Legion branding prominently in its paint scheme. Last winter The American Legion and Chip Ganassi Racing entered into a multi-year sponsorship agreement for the No. 48 Honda in the NTT INDYCAR Series, with the seven-time NASCAR Series champion Johnson driving during this season’s road races. In his first two INDYCAR races, Johnson drove the car to 19th- and 22nd-place finishes.  

Qualifications for the GMR Grand Prix start at 4:30 p.m. May 14 and will be broadcast on Peacock. The race will be broadcast on NBC beginning at 2:30 p.m. May 15. For a complete weekend schedule, click here.

For more information on The American Legion and its NTT INDYCAR SERIES participation, visit We’ve also made available a printable, downloadable poster/flyer featuring the American Legion-sponsored 48 car and its scheduled appearances in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES for 2021 so fans can keep up with the action and promote the competition in their communities. Click here for more info and here to download the poster.