Jimmie Johnson will serve as Nationwide Series teammate to Ron Fellows this weekend at The Glen. This will be Johnson’s first race in the series since 2008 and his first road-course event since this race also in 2008. That season, he also competed for JR Motorsports. He finished 29th after running out of gas.
Johnson spent two full seasons in the NASCAR Nationwide Series from 2000-01 before moving to NASCAR Sprint Cup. He’s competed in 19 series races since, but hasn’t fared as well as he has in the premier series. His average finish in those races is 19th, with five DNFs.
Fellows has three series wins at The Glen, which ties Marcos Ambrose for second all-time behind Terry Labonte’s four, but he hasn’t won there since 2001. Fellows is also tied for the most series poles there with two. He has one win for JR Motorsports, a victory two years ago at Montreal.
Additionally, Paul Menard, fresh off his Brickyard 400 win, will drive the No. 33 Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick Inc.