NASCAR World Reacts To Jimmie Johnson's Big Performance

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Jimmy Johnson was showing his best IndyCar Series yet,

Sunday's Iowa Speedway finished fifth in the race.

The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion finished sixth in March,

But he has made it to the top 10 only for the second time since making the switch in 2021.

This is his first top-five finish.

"It's a really special day for me, for everyone who's on this journey with me at the IndyCar Series,"

Johnson told NBC after the race.

His Carvana Racing team, NASCAR driver Garrett Smithley,

And fans congratulated the 46-year-old for a strong performance.

Pato O'Ward took his second win of the year and finished sixth in the top five in Iowa,

Will Power crossing the finish line ahead of Scott McLaughlin and Scott Dixon.

Johnson is now ranked 20th in the overall IndyCar standings.

Although the NASCAR legend is used to making more regular trips to the winner's podium,

He's slowly gaining steam in his new vehicle.