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Jimmie Johnson Out On Lap One at COTA

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7-time Champion Jimmie Johnson is out early after getting collected in an incident on lap 1 at COTA.

What’s Happening

During lap 1 of the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix, Brad Keselowski went spinning after he reported his No. 6 Wyndham Ford Mustang bottomed out off the rumble strips out of Turn 19. His RFK racing teammate, Chris Buescher, made an evasive dodge to avoid his spinning teammate. He tagged the rear corner panel of the Spire Motorsports No. 77 of Ty Dillion, who went sliding into 7-time Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson.

Johnson received heavy right rear damage on his No. 84 Legacy Motor Club Chevy.

  • In Jimmie Johnson’s two starts coming out of retirement, he hasn’t found a very warm welcome. After a strong start at the Daytona 500, he was taken out in a late race wreck that led to an overtime finish. Jimmie has yet to finish any of his Cup starts for his newly owned team.
  • The team of the No. 84 Chevrolet tried desperately to make repairs to Johnson’s car, but they reached the 7-minute Damage Vehicle Policy, which ended their day.
  • Many fans had high hopes on seeing Jimmie return for another Cup race, but were quickly let down after being collected in the incident on lap 1.

Toby Christie shares on twitter the on-board camera on Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Mustang, giving a great view of the contact between Ty Dillion and Jimmie Johnson.

The Main Characters

Legacy Motor Club shares a video of Jimmie pulling his No. 84 Club Wyndham Chevrolet in devastation after not even completing a lap in the race.

Regan Smith with Fox Sports caught up with the 7-time Champion to get his reaction on his early exit at COTA.

In The Stands

Fan Bellski reacts to Johnson being taken out on lap 1 and feels for the 7-time Champion.

Bryce Shoemaker is devastated that Johnson didn’t even make it a lap around COTA for the race.

DJJ thinks that NASCAR needs to increase the DVP clock or get rid of it entirely.

Corey Howell shares his thoughts on NASCAR’s Damage Vehicle Policy.

GP sad to see Jimmie having the same issues as he found in his last full season of Cup.

On Your Screen

BFM host, Darian Gilliam reacts to the saga of Jimmie’s bad luck streak continuing since his last points race victories in 2017, aside from his Duel win in 2019.

Out of the Groove host Eric Estepp shares his reaction.

From The Pressbox

Motorsports Journalist, Matt Weaver was able to get the radio communication between Johnson and his team on running out of time on the DVP.

ELC Newscast Director, Christopher Hansen replies to our tweet on the incident that took place on lap 1 that took out Jimmie Johnson.

Digital Content Editor, Dustin Albino tweets out a beaten No. 77 and the driver Ty Dillion not having a great streak to start the 2023 season.

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