Johnson examined constructive Friday afternoon after studying that his spouse, Chandra, had examined constructive, based on a information launch.
In Johnson’s absence, Justin Allgaier will drive the No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Hendrick Motorsports on Sunday on the Huge Machine Hand Sanitizer 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“My first precedence is the well being and security of my family members and my teammates,” Johnson stated within the launch. “I’ve by no means missed a race in my Cup profession, however I do know it’ll be very arduous to look at from the sidelines after I’m alleged to be on the market competing. Though this example is extraordinarily disappointing, I will come again able to win races and put ourselves in playoff competition.”
The information comes weeks after NASCAR restarted its season on Might 17. Different American sports activities have slowly adopted, regardless of quickly rising coronavirus circumstances within the US. Earlier this week, six gamers on the MLS staff FC Dallas examined constructive for Covid-19.