AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Competing At Daytona This Weekend, Hosting Auto Racing TV Show
Brian Johnson has never made his love of auto racing a secret. So while AC/DC may soon be heading back into the studio soon, that isn’t keeping him from his other true love. Brian will be hosting a TV show about racing cars in the HSR (Historic Sportscar Racing) series which is held in Sebring, Fla. The show will be “a look behind and in front of the scenes of Historic Sportscar Racing and the people who passionately love to drive their cars.”
Last year, Brian wrote a book that covered not only his time with AC/DC, but also his passion of all things auto. No stranger to the race, he has previously driven the legendary course at Daytona. “The thing is, about Daytona,” he says, “it just looks easy, until you get in the car. You’re on the big banking, flying around and then all of a sudden all your road racing skills have to come into it. It always keeps you working, you can never relax for a second.”
Brian is competing this weekend in the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona, and, according to the official AC/DC website, this event will also mark the kick off for Brian’s ‘Highway To Help’ campaign, a program that he and the Austin Hatcher Foundation have set up to help raise money for children with cancer.
They hope to raise one million dollars over the course of the weekend. “This is real, this is going to happen, and we’re all happy to have the opportunity to do this,” Brian said. “AC/DC fans all over the world are now rooting for the Austin Hatcher Foundation.”