TC Daily Pit Stop: Jimmie Johnson Returning to NASCAR Cup Series at COTA, Coca-Cola 600
TC Daily Pit Stop: Wednesday, March 15th, 2023
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Jimmie Johnson, who ran the NASCAR Cup Series season-opening Daytona 500 in the No. 84 LEGACY MOTOR CLUB entry, will return to the car to run the upcoming NASCAR Cup Series event at Circuit of the Americas on March 26th and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28th.
Johnson will have primary sponsorship from Club Wyndham for the two races. Johnson calls COTA a, “Bucket List,” track for him and that he is very excited to contest that race for the team he co-owns.
The 47-year old was contending for a top-10 finish in the Daytona 500, when he was swept up in a late-race crash, which relegated the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion to a 31st-place finish.
SRIGLEY STATS: William Byron Becomes Fifth-Youngest Driver to Ever Score Back-to-Back Wins in NASCAR Cup Series History
With his second-consecutive NASCAR Cup Series win this past weekend at Phoenix Raceway, 25-year-old William Byron became the fifth-youngest driver to ever score back-to-back race wins in the history of the NASCAR Cup Series. And when you look at the entire list of youngest back-to-back winners, you’ll notice that the entire top-four all have NASCAR Cup Series championships on their resumes.
Jeff Gordon (23 years, 11 months, 5 days) was the youngest driver to accomplish the feat when he won at Daytona International Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway in back-to-back races during the 1995 season. After a seven-win campaign, Gordon would score the first of his four NASCAR Cup Series championships that season.
Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott and Richard Petty are the other three drivers to accomplish back-to-back NASCAR Cup Series wins at a younger age than Byron.
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