BOB JOHNSON


POSITION:
TEAM OWNER
CAR: No. 5 / No. 31


BIOGRAPHY

Bob has been a practicing CPA for over 43 years and the owner of Johnson Eubank & Co. PA, CPAs’, in Daytona Beach, FL. Formerly a Managing Partner with Ernst & Young, CPAs’, he provided professional services to NASCAR, International Speedway Corporation and other racing entities for over 25 years. Bob has also been very involved for the past 30 years with his business operations in real estate development and an import/export business primarily trading with Japan.

Beginning in 2002, he began working with the late Bob Snodgrass on the new Brumos Racing Daytona Prototype race teams providing them with financial and business management consulting services. In 2009, Brumos Racing was running two Daytona Prototype teams with the No. 58 Porsche Riley winning the 24 Hours of Daytona. At the end of 2009, Brumos Racing decided to cut back to one team, running only the No. 59 DP for 2010. Bob took over ownership of the other team and created Action Express Racing and the No. 9 Porsche/Riley DP. The new team won the 24 Hours of Daytona in its’ first ever race in 2010. Brumos Racing decided to leave the Daytona Prototype class at the end of 2010 and Bob once again took over the remaining team creating the No. 5 Action Express Racing team and expanded to a two-car campaign.

Action Express Racing again became a two car operation following an amazing championship sweep in 2014 that saw the team win both the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patrón North American Cup.

In 2015, Johnson watched his team fulfill the promise of two equally prepared cars as both entries won two races and competed for the championship into the closing minutes of the season finale.

At the end of the race it was once again the Mustang Sampling Chevrolet Corvette DP sweeping both championships, with the team car finishing third in the season ending standings.

Bob has been married to Kandyce Lovell for over 39 years and has two sons Kris and Keith who contributed to the administrative and on track success of Action Express through the first seven seasons.

Keith and Kris have both retired from Action Express Racing and moved on to the next phase of their careers in building a state of the art rock climbing gym, Cliff Hangers, in Mooresville, NC. The gym is set to open early in 2016.