Billy Johnson to drive the No. 43 for Richard Petty Motorsports this weekend.
Johnson, 30, will make his first Monster Energy Series start at Sonoma Raceway, the first out of two road courses on NASCAR's Piemier Series schedule.
This past weekend Johnson raced the 24 hours of Le Mans event in France driving the No. 66 Ford GT for Chip Ganassi Racing's Sports Car team. Him and a group of other drivers finished 10th.
Since Aric Almirola has been injured, two drivers who are familiar with the NASCAR circuit have subbed in the No. 43, Regan Smith and Darrell Wallace Jr. Wallace being the latest pilot in the famous car at Michigan and Pocono.
Johnson has raced in NASCAR before, making five career XFINITY Series starts for Roush Fenway, best finish of eighth-place finish at Montreal in 2012.
Darrell Wallace Jr. will return at Daytona and until Almirola is ready to return.
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