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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson To Suit Up For The Rolex 24

Posted in Newsworthy, Racing Coverage by Kurt Ernst | November 9th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Brian Johnson in concert. Image: Matt Becker

AC/DC front man Brian Johnson is teaming up with Fifty Plus Racing of Chattanooga, TN, to support the Austin Hatcher Foundation, which helps to fight pediatric cancers. Johnson will suit up in Nomex to raise money for the “Highway To Help” program, which is looking to rase $1 million in donations during next year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Johnson, an accomplished vintage racer and certified car guy, will join teammates Byron DeFoor, Elliott Forbes-Robinson, Jim Pace and Carlos DeQuesada behind the wheel of a Riley-BMW Daytona Prototype. It looks like the partnership may continue beyond Daytona as well, since Fifty Plus Racing has also committed to events in Watkins Glen, and Indianapolis.

Johnson tells Autoweek that, “We’re committed to running in all three events. If we have to cancel something or move something (presumably relating to AC/DC) we will.”

If you want more details, or want to make a donation, head on over to the Austin Hatcher Foundation / Highway To Help website.

Image credit: Matt Becker, Creative Commons 2.0

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  1. That’s pretty awesome… I heard that he actually dreamed of becoming a race car driver when he was younger but fell into music! So I guess what, music was his fallback? Haha