Justin Johnson (racing driver)

Justin Johnson (born August 9, 1985) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He has raced in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

Justin Johnson
Born (1985-08-09) August 9, 1985 (age 34)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Achievements2010 Irwindale Pepsi One Super Late Model champion
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career
5 races run over 2 years
2019 position80th
Best finish42nd (2011)
First race2011 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)
Last race2019 World of Westgate 200 (Las Vegas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of November 25, 2019.

Racing careerEdit

A Las Vegas native, Johnson grew up competing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Bullring. By 2019, he held over 50 race victories that placed him in the top five all-time among Bullring race winners; he also won championships in the Thunder Cars and USLCI Bandolero Outlaws classes.[1]

In 2010, he won the Pepsi One Super Late Model championship at Irwindale Event Center.[2] During the season, he made his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West debut at the track with Vision Aviation Racing, finishing 24th after being collected in a crash with Brandon Davis on lap 119.[3][4] The following year, he joined VAR's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series program, which had recently merged with Billy Ballew Motorsports, racing alongside Dusty Davis.[5] Johnson ran four races in 2011 for VAR, recording a top-ten finish at Phoenix International Raceway.[1]

Eight years after his last start in the series, Johnson returned to the Truck Series in 2019 for the World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas. He failed to qualify in the No. 08 for Kart Idaho Racing, but was able to participate in the race after Reaume Brothers Racing's Jesse Iwuji crashed in qualifying; although Iwuji's No. 34 team was guaranteed a spot in the race on owners' points, RBR did not have a backup truck available. Johnson provided his No. 08 truck, which was renumbered to No. 34 for the race.[6] After starting last, he finished 23rd.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

In addition to racing competitively, Johnson works for the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School in Pahrump, Nevada.[1]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Gander Outdoors Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NGOTC Pts Ref
2011 Vision Aviation Racing 51 Toyota DAY PHO
8
DAR
35
MAR
31
NSH
15
DOV CLT KAN TEX KEN IOW NSH IRP POC MCH BRI ATL CHI NHA KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX HOM 42nd 88 [8]
2019 Kart Idaho Racing 08 Toyota DAY ATL LVS MAR TEX DOV KAN CLT TEX IOW GTW CHI KEN POC ELD MCH BRI MSP LVS
DNQ
TAL MAR PHO HOM 80th 14 [9]
Reaume Brothers Racing 34 Toyota LVS
23

K&N Pro Series WestEdit

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NKNPSWC Pts Ref
2010 Vision Aviation Racing 97 Chevy AAS PHO IOW DCS SON IRW
24
PIR MRP CNS MMP AAS PHO
22
51st 188 [10]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Bullring Champ Johnson to Make LVMS Debut at World of Westgate 200". Las Vegas Motor Speedway. September 3, 2019. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  2. ^ Lair, Keith (September 18, 2010). "IRWINDALE RACING: Johnson clinches title". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  3. ^ Haddock, Tim (July 2, 2010). "NASCAR K&N Pro Series West visits Toyota Speedway at Irwindale". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "2010 King Taco 200". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Billy Ballew Motorsports, Vision Aviation Racing merge". Motorsport.com. December 24, 2010. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  6. ^ Christie, Toby (September 13, 2019). "Justin Johnson Gets Shot to Race Truck at Las Vegas After Jesse Iwuji's Crash". TobyChristie.com. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "2019 World of Westgate 200". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "Justin Johnson – 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "Justin Johnson – 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "Justin Johnson – 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved November 25, 2019.

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