NASCAR Cup Series

SOCIAL TRACKING: Jimmie Johnson and Fernando Alonso Swap Rides

In the early morning hours on Monday while most people slept in North America, Jimmie Johnson made the trip to the Bahrain International Circuit to swap rides with Fernando Alonso.

The seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion got the opportunity to drive a 2013 McLaren MP4-28, while the Spaniard got behind the wheel of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet. The pair aren’t the first to swap rides, with Juan Pablo Montoya and Jeff Gordon being the first to do so, followed by Lewis Hamilton and Tony Stewart.

Throughout the day, several cameras taped the action on and off the track, with footage to be aired down the road, per Johnson. At the same time, both McLean and Hendrick Motorsports shared clips across social media. Here are some of the best moments from the day.


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By Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.