Brian Johnson Talks Racing and ‘Highway To Help’ Ahead Of Rolex 24 Daytona Drive

AC/DC's lead singer Brian Johnson has put his Riley Daytona Prototype through its first test at the Daytona International Speedway...

AC/DC”s lead singer Brian Johnson has put his Riley Daytona Prototype through its first test at the Daytona International Speedway ahead of his debut in the Rolex 24 race in Florida.

As previously reported, Brian Johnson will race in the 50th running of the Rolex 24 endurance event alongside fellow historic car driver Byron DeFoor for Predator Racing. The Rolex 24 at Daytona is the first major event on the racing calendar, and widely regarded as the most difficult race to win. The third driver to join Johnson is yet to be announced.

Speaking to Sports Illustrated ahead of his dream ride, Johnson explains: “I just always wanted to be part of it, but to actually drive in it, was just …. I didn”t even have the ability to even mix with these puppies, but after about 12 years of vintage racing, everybody said, “come on Brian. Give it a shot. You got a few podiums,” and stuff like that. Byron just made it happen.”

Johnson plans to use his participation in the race as a way to raise money for the Austin Hatcher Foundation”s “Highway To Help” campaign, which hopes to raise $1 million. AC/DC fans can donate to the campaign by texting “2232″ (that”s “ACDC” folks!) to 501501 or by making a donation of any amount at www.hatcherfoundation.org/highwaytohelp.

Brian Johnson recently launched his own racing website – Brian Johnson racing – where fans can find out more about his charity work and follow his racing schedule.

Watch the full interview with Brian Johnson and Speed News Australia below and drop by the AC/DC forum to have your say on how you think Brian will go in the race.

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