Top Gear goes racing with AC/DC's Brian Johnson
Front man for one of the biggest rock bands in history scraps with the best at Daytona 24
Posted: 12 Apr 2012
This is a slightly more cultured crowd than you'll find at NASCAR, though there are some ghetto campsites on the fringes of the posh RV compounds. A few hours later, the sun will rise over the speedway, mixing with the white floodlights to bathe the whole place in a pastel-pink dawn.
We head up to the spotter's tower high above the start/finish line, where men with binoculars watch over the track like it's some giant Scalextric set. They help guide the less experienced drivers through traffic and suggest when might be a good time to move over. Brian's back in the car, and his extra pair of eyes are busy. "The wing mirrors are so bad, you can't see sh*t," he says over the radio. He goes low on the banking to let fellow Brit and race-leader Justin Wilson go by.