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May 14, 2024

Jimmie Johnson to join NBC Sports for four races in 2024


Jimmie Johnson waves to the crowd during driver intros at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
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NASCAR Hall of Famer and Legacy Motor Club driver/co-owner Jimmie Johnson will join NBC Sports’ broadcast team for four races during the 2024 season, NBC Sports announced Tuesday.

The seven-time Cup Series champion will do his own version of the double, taking part in NBC’s live pre-race and race coverage for the May 26 Indianapolis 500 before competing in that night’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Johnson, who previously contributed to studio coverage for the 2021 Indianapolis 500, will also serve as an analyst for three NASCAR Cup Series races this season, including the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Aug. 24 from Daytona International Speedway and the YellaWood 500 on Oct. 6 at Talladega Superspeedway, one of three races in the Round of 12 of the NASCAR Playoffs.

Johnson will also be on the broadcast team for an event where he plans to race, the NASCAR Cup Series Championship on Nov. 10 from Phoenix Raceway.

“To have the opportunity to experience ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ once again is such an honor,” said Johnson in a press release. “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.”

Johnson’s seven Cup Series championships tie Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the most all-time, and his 83 Cup wins are tied with Cale Yarborough for fifth all-time. Johnson won an unprecedented five Cup championships in a row from 2006-2010, and earlier this year, he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame alongside his longtime crew chief Chad Knaus, also of Hendrick Motorsports.

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