He figures his future schedule will include no more than 10 bucket list events, but the 47-year-old had no idea Monday what that schedule will look like.

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Johnson told The Associated Press he was excited to announce "I've got a blank sheet of paper

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and we can now see what opportunities exist and start making a calendar." Sponsor Carvana has already told Johnson it will back whatever racing he pursues.

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Johnson took  weeks from the IndyCar finale -- with a weekend spent in England with Ganassi teammates Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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"It's been an interesting process to feel so fulfilled with the experience and then also try to make a decision," Johnson said.

"In the big scheme of things, there is so much life planning going on with the kids.

Johnson for sure won't return for a second full IndyCar season with Chip Ganassi Racing.

I look back and definitely learned lessons from what's happened, good and bad. But I don't have any pit in my stomach of something left unfinished, or any regrets I might have."