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Jimmie Johnson says IndyCar remains on his long-term ‘bucket list’

Jimmie Johnson has "no clue" what 2021 will bring after his final full-time NASCAR Cup Series season, but IndyCar has always been something that has been on his radar after growing up dreaming of racing in the series.

Whenever the NTT IndyCar Series returns to the racetrack, Jimmie Johnson hopes he eventually can go for a spin, too.

The seven-time NASCAR champion was scheduled to test April 6 at Barber Motorsports Park in anticipation of racing part time in IndyCar next year after his final full-time year in NASCAR this season.

But that test was scrubbed when IndyCar announced this week that all testing would be banned in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

With virtually all of racing currently on hold, Johnson posted photos Friday afternoon of his recent seat-fitting at the Arrow McLaren SP shop in Indianapolis. The Hendrick Motorsports driver vowed to “rip a few laps” in the future.

Johnson also attended the IndyCar test at the Circuit of the Americas last month as a guest of McLaren. He swapped rides with Fernando Alonso after the 2018 Cup season when the two-time champion still drove for McLaren in Formula One.