‘A world I dreamed of racing in as a kid’ – Jimmie Johnson

“I’m definitely learning,” Johnson told IndyCar. “This is a totally different world than what I’ve been used to, but it’s a world I dreamed of racing in when I was a kid growing up in San Diego. My heroes were the guys that raced in the Indy 500. I’d go to the Long Beach Grand Prix and watch, hang out, and wanted to be in one of those cars going by.

Johnson spent time with a number of drivers on Tuesday (including Conor Daly, photo above), and also popped in to see McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown, who was given one of the Rick Hendrick driver’s NASCAR helmets during their visit. With his career-long ties to Chevy, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the relationship continue with a Chevy-powered IndyCar team if and when the two-time Daytona 500 winner takes part in his first open-wheel race.