Motor racing-Johnson changing lanes at Indianapolis 500

May 22, 2022; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Chip Ganassi Racing driver Jimmie Johnson (48) stands in the crowd and watches the potential pole winners come through the pits during qualifying of the 106th Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - For a long time motor racers stuck to their lanes, but increasingly drivers like Jimmie Johnson are heading in new directions in search of racing thrills.

A seven-time NASCAR Cup champion, Johnson put down a well-beaten path to the stock car series winner's circle, but on Sunday he will take on the Brickyard's notorious oval for the first time in a bid to join AJ Foyt and Mario Andretti as the only drivers to win both the Indy and Daytona 500s.

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