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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2011, file photo, Jimmie Johnson signs autographs for fans prior to the Grand Am Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Johnson will race the Rolex 24 at Daytona for the first time since 2011 in January. The seven-time NASCAR champion will be paired with Simon Pagenaud, Kamui Kobayashi, and Mike Rockenfeller in the IMSA sports car race that is considered the unofficial opener of the racing season. (AP Photo/David Graham, File)

Johnson part of all-star Action Express lineup for Rolex 24

Dec. 4, 2020 5:34 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson will open his first year of semi-retirement by racing the Rolex 24 at Daytona as part of an Action Express Racing lineup revealed Friday that should be among the best in the field. The seven-time NASCAR champion will be paired with Simon Pagenaud, Kamui Kobayashi and...

FILE - In this July 18, 2020 file photo, Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, puts on his helmet before the start of the IndyCar Series auto race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.   Kanaan has another shot at a proper IndyCar farewell tour as the co-driver with Jimmie Johnson the next two years at Chip Ganassi Racing. The seven-time NASCAR champion signed on for the road and street course events, and Ganassi announced Monday, Nov. 23,  that Kanaan will complete the season in the No. 48 Honda.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Kanaan to pair with Johnson to drive oval races for Ganassi

Nov. 23, 2020 9:48 AM EST

Tony Kanaan will have another chance for a proper IndyCar farewell tour with a two-year deal to partner with Jimmie Johnson at Chip Ganassi Racing. Kanaan will compete in the four oval events on IndyCar's 2021 schedule that Johnson does not plan to run. The seven-time NASCAR champion signed on for the road and...