Johnson joins Alegra Motorsports for the 24 Hours of Daytona
Daytona Beach, FL - Former Factory Ford LeMans driver Billy Johnson joins Alegra Motorsports in the No.28 NanoProMT-sponsored Mercedes AMG GT3 for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Johnson joins Factory Mercedes AMG driver Maxi Buhk as well as Alegra regulars Daniel Morad and Michael De Quesada, who won the GT Daytona class together in 2017 in a Porsche GT3-R.
“I’m really excited to be driving for Alegra in the 24 Hours at Daytona,” Johnson said. “They are a great group of guys who know how to win this race. We have a strong team, car, and driver lineup and will definitely be a contender in a highly competitive GTD field. It's going to be one heck of a race.”
This also marks the return of NanoProMT to Daytona after sponsoring the No.68 Ford GT in the GTLM class in 2017. "I'm really happy to have NanoProMT as part of this program" said Johnson. "They've been an awesome technical partner and a part of my success in the IMSA series for many years. They have amazing products and it's great to have them back!"
The race starts 3:40pm EST on Saturday, January 30th.
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Billy Johnson is a (freelance) American professional race car driver who has competed in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing in the #66 Ford GT, winning the 2018 6-Hours of Spa, and is the 2016 IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS champion for Ford/Multimatic Motorsports in the #15 Ford Performance Shelby GT350R-C with co-driver Scott Maxwell.
With 23 wins and 49 podiums to his name, Billy is the winning-est driver in CTSCC history. In addition, Billy has multiple GT class podium finishes for Turner Motorsports, driving the BMW M3 in the IMSA GTD Class.
Johnson is a development driver for Multimatic and Ford Performance and helped develop the LeMans winning Ford GT racecar, Championship winning Shelby GT350R-C, Mustang GT4, FP350S racecars, as well as street cars including the GT350, GT350R, GT500, and Ford GT.
He has been called to drive in numerous endurance races including the 24 Hours of LeMans in the #66 Ford GT, 24 Hours of Daytona in the #77 Doran Racing Ford Daytona Prototype, the 12 Hours of Sebring in the #007 Aston Martin Vantage to the #64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 to the #97 Turner Motorsport Z4 GT3.
Johnson is also a road-course specialist who has competed in the NASCAR Cup series, driving for Richard Petty in the iconic #43 NASCAR; as well as the NASCAR Xfinity series.
Billy is a professional driver coach and has worked for numerous racing schools and is hired by Ford to teaching advanced techniques to Ford's Cup and XFinity drivers on road courses.
Driving for Roush Fenway Racing with a career-best 8th place finish in the #60 at Montreal in 2012, Johnson made his oval racing debut at Loudon in 2013 in a Nationwide car finishing an impressive 15th position on the lead lap. He also led laps in the #16 at Road America.
Billy is an 8-time track record holder in Time Attack events driving an assortment of cars but most notable for piloting the FXMD Turbo NSX, the fastest Time Attack car in the country.
Billy currently resides in Boynton Beach, FL.