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Billy Johnson

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Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 160

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Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today that IMSA Ford driver Billy Johnson will pilot the No. 43 Smithfield Ford at Sonoma Raceway and fill in for the injured Aric Almirola.
A road course specialist, Johnson has 10 years of road racing experience. He worked with Almirola on his road course racing at the Ford Performance racing school at Miller Motorsports Park in a curriculum he developed with other instructors at the school. Bubba Wallace will return to the No. 43 Smithfield Ford at Daytona International Speedway and will compete with the team until Almirola is able to return to the seat.-RPM Mon, Jun 19, 2017 11:26:00 AM

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Billy Johnson has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the Nationwide Series CNBC Prime’s "The Profit" 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The average speed of 124.170 mph in the No. 16 was best of the four cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 30 Nelson Piquet Jr. (122.037 mph), No. 24 Brett Butler (121.068 mph)# 2 11 122.037 and No. 92 Dexter Stacey (120.455 mph) are the other three on this list.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 02:55:00 PM

Billy Johnson will make his second NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start of the season this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

This weekend will mark Johnson’s first oval start of his career in the NNS Series. He has four starts in the NNS scoring one top-ten finish in 2012. The No. 16 team brings chassis RK-756 to the track this weekend. This is the same chassis that the team tested with at Loudon in July.-Roush Fenway Racing
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 02:34:00 PM

Billy Johnson wins two race contingency awards in the Nationwide Series Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America.

He won the 3M Lap Leader award for leading the most laps (10 of 55). He also won the Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race" award for being the highest eligible driver in the running order at the time of the first caution.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 10:48:00 PM

Billy Johnson will make his first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start of the season this weekend at Road America for Roush Fenway Racing.

In 2012 he had a solid freshman outing at the 4.04-mile circuit, starting 4th and running strong until mechanical failure struck on lap 25 ending the team’s day early. Johnson has three starts in the NNS scoring one top-10 finish in 2012. The No. 16 team brings chassis RK-753 to the track this weekend for its debut at Road America. Johnson will return to action at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for his second start of the 2013 NNS season.-Roush Fenway Racing
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 07:58:00 PM

According to a post on his Facebook page, Billy Johnson will drive the #60 for Roush Fenway Racing in the NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Johnson is currently a driver for Turner Motorsport in Grand American's GT series and for Roush Fenway in the Continental Tire Series driving a Ford
Tue, Aug 7, 2012 08:03:00 PM

Roush Fenway Racing has announced that Billy Johnson, who led the first practice session on Friday at Road America, will drive the No. 60 Fastenal Mustang in Saturday’s Bucyrus 200 Nationwide Series road course race.

Carl Edwards, who was originally slated to drive the car at Road America, will remain in Sonoma, Calif. and concentrate on his Sprint Cup effort. "I think Billy will do a great job," said Edwards, who leads the Sprint Cup point standings.-Roush Fenway Racing
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 09:00:00 PM

Billy Johnson leads the first practice session for the Nationwide Series Bucyrus 200 at Road America.

His lap of 108.050 mph in the No. 60 was quickest of the 32 cars out on the track for this session. Johnson is running practice sessions for Carl Edwards who is at Infineon Raceway in his Cup car. Edwards will drive the No. 60 in Saturday’s race. No. 22 Jacques Villeneuve, 18-Michael McDowell, 33-Max Papis and 2-Elliott Sadler were the rest of the top 5 on the speed chart. Dennis Setzer in the No. 70 was the slowest.
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 03:51:00 PM

Billy Johnson will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut on Saturday at Watkins Glen International.

Johnson, an accomplished road course racer for Roush Performance in the Grand Am Series, has one victory in five career Grand Am starts at Watkins Glen. Over the last three years, he has the most wins (seven) and most podium finishes among all drivers in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series. The No. 6 Ford Fusion once again carries the CitiFinancial colors this weekend.-Roush Fenway Racing
Tue, Aug 3, 2010 10:41:00 PM