In Sweden, Jimmie Johnson is competing in the Race of Champions.


In Sweden, Jimmie Johnson will compete in the Race of Champions.

The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion is heading to Sweden to showcase his abilities.

Jimmie Johnson will join forces with motocross legend Travis Pastrana to represent Team USA in the 2022 Race of Champions.

On Wednesday, November 17, Johnson confirmed his upcoming trip with a special video posted to Twitter.

Before demonstrating two purpose-built cars on the snow and ice, he showed highlights from his NASCAR career as well as footage from his rookie IndyCar season.

I’m really looking forward to returning to @RaceOfChampions! pic.twitter.comFR47UP4uBj

November 17, 2021 — Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson)

Pite Havsbad, Sweden will host the ROC “Snow (plus) Ice” World Final.

Johnson and Pastrana will race on the frozen Baltic Sea, 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle, on “the fastest, widest course.”

“Drivers come to ROC because it provides a unique experience and novel challenges that they would not find in their regular racing seasons,” ROC President Fredrik Johnsson said in a statement.

“ROC has had a successful run in large stadiums around the world, but it will be wonderful to return to natural terrain.”

With a stacked field of drivers, Johnson and Pastrana will face off.

Valtteri Bottas, a 10-time Formula One champion, Mika Hakkinen, a two-time Formula One champion, Sebastien Loeb, a nine-time Rallycross champion, and Johan Kristoffersson, a three-time World Rallycross champion, are among the names on the list.

Johnson had previously won the Champion’s Race.

The last time Team USA won the ROC Nations Cup was in 2002, when @Jimmiejohnson won alongside Jeff Gordon and Colin Edwards.

And now he’s back with another great at (hashtag)ROCSweden: @TravisPastrana

“I’m excited to return to ROC and compete against Travis.” pic.twitter.com55aZMaJ8zL

November 17, 2021 — Race Of Champions (@RaceOfChampions)

Johnson has previously competed in the Race of Champions and will do so again this year.

In 2002, he teamed up with Jeff Gordon, another Hendrick Motorsports driver.

The world was shocked when the two champions arrived in Gran Canaria, Spain.

They won the ROC Nations Cup by defeating Team Spain, while also paving the way for more American competitors in the future.

Two of the drivers who took advantage of the situation were Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch.

In 2017, they competed in the 28th Race of Champions and finished second to Team Germany.

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