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Jimmie Johnson’s COTA Paint Scheme Flops with Fans

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Fans are excited to see the 7-time Cup champion make a return, but are voicing their opinions about the paint scheme for COTA.

What’s Happening

Legacy Motor Club announced this week that 7-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson will be making starts in the upcoming events at Circuit of the Americas and the Coca-Cola 600.

Fans are excited to see Jimmie back on track, but when the paint scheme was revealed, they quickly voiced their displeasure.

  • Jimmie Johnson came out of retirement and made his debut start with Legacy Motor Club as co-owner/driver at the 2023 Daytona 500. Johnson showed that he was still able to wheel a stock car despite being out of a Cup car for a few years. He was caught up in an overtime wreck, ending Johnson’s Daytona 500 early.
  • This will be Johnson’s first attempt on the 3.41-mile road course in Austin, Texas. He had competed in his last full-time Cup Season the year prior to NASCAR adding COTA to the schedule.
  • While excited to see Johnson race even more dates this year, fans were none too pleased with the paint scheme he’ll be running at COTA. Paint schemes are near and dear to fan’s hearts, and this one may not to live up to Johnson’s other iconic cars.

The Main Characters

Jimmie Johnson posted on his Twitter page the paint scheme he will be running at COTA and the Coca Cola 600.

Legacy Motor Club shared on their Twitter that Club Wyndham will be the primary sponsor for both races that Johnson is running.

NASCAR at COTA replied to Johnson’s Tweet about checking off bucket list races that he wants to compete in.

In The Stands

Fan Susan Morse is excited to see Jimmie Johnson back out on track driving the No. 84 car for Legacy Motor Club.

Fan Cody responded with a 3/10 on the paint scheme rating and shares his thoughts on some of the details.

Michael E York responds on Twitter with his displeasure over the paint scheme revealed for Johnson.

AJ compares the design of Johnson’s Wyndham paint scheme to Great Britain’s baseball uniforms.

NASDude shares his artistic opinion on what the Club Wyndham car could use to help the paint scheme look more attractive to fans.

Fan Will Thompson is thrilled to see Johnson turn laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway again where he has shown great success during full-time competition.

Kevin Gravenell gives us his rating of 6/10 on Jimmie Johnson’s paint scheme and expresses the unused space on the car.

On Your Screen

OOTG host Eric Estepp sums up the “mid” response to the scheme with “it’s a car!”

Content Creator Michael Mrucz begs Jimmie Johnson on Twitter to add Dover to his races to run in the 2023 season.

Host of Black Flags Matter, Darian Gilliam is blown away by the stacked entry list for COTA in a couple of weeks.

BenTheNascarGuy is excited to see 7-time compete against two F1 World Champions on the COTA circuit.

Fans are excited to see Jimmie Johnson come back for two more races this season, but the paint scheme is not something the fans are thrilled about.

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