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Jimmie Johnson running special scheme designed by daughters

Jimmie Johnson will have a special scheme on his No. 84 Toyota Camry for a major race this July, a scheme designed by his daughters.

Legacy Motor Club and Carvana unveiled the scheme Tuesday morning and provided some close looks at the design elements. There are pink, turquoise, yellow, and purple doodles. There is a drawing of the family, as well as their Jack Russell Terrier Charlie Meatball.

The scheme also includes an ice cream sundae -- a reflection of Johnson's love of ice cream -- and some lemonade. There is even the message Johnson's daughters deliver when he climbs into the race car. They tell him to "drive over the moon."

Johnson will showcase this scheme on Sunday, July 21, when he competes in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

"Seeing my daughters take such an active role in designing the paint scheme for my car has been an incredibly special experience," Johnson said in a statement.

"Their creativity and vision have brought a fresh and personal touch to the race track and will keep me inspired lap after lap. It's a special moment I'm excited to share with the fans, especially as we celebrate Father's Day."

This July race marks the first time since 2020 -- Johnson's final season -- that the Indianapolis oval is on the NASCAR schedule. Johnson was not able to compete in the 2020 Brickyard 400 due to an illness.

While the seven-time Cup champion missed what would have been his final start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he achieved success in his previous 18 starts at the track. He posted six top-five finishes and seven top-10s while winning four times.

Johnson's first time winning the Brickyard 400 -- a crown jewel race -- was in 2006. He then went back-to-back in 2008-09. His final win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval was in 2012.