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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Gets Behind the Wheel at Daytona for Charity

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Booming AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson manned the helm of a race car this past weekend at the Daytona Race for ‘Highway To Help.’ Johnson took to the track for the charity racing event, placing 32nd in the rally while raising money for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.

Led by Johnson, professional race car drivers and others, ‘Highway to Help’ committed themselves to raise money and awareness for the foundation during the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 at the famous Daytona Racetrack. Johnson’s fascination with cars has been well documented during his career, with Johnson having released ‘Rockers and Rollers,’ a book about his favorite cars. Johnson is also set to host a TV program called ‘Historic Sportscar Racing.’

Johnson recently spoke with Artisan News about his lifelong love of cars and how he tried to convince his father to let him drive at the age of nine. “For me it was just so natural,” raves Johnson. “[My father] would open up the driver’s door and I’d just jump in. I didn’t know what to do and he’d say “Get out!”"

The singer also recently appeared on the ‘Cowhead’ radio show and talked about the possibility of writing a new AC/DC album sometime this year. Although revealing unspecific details of an AC/DC member battling health issues, Johnson urges, “He’s doing wonderful. Full recovery fully expected.”

To donate to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, go to its official website or text “2232″ to 501501 to give $10 to the charity.

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