Ally Racing with all-star line-up

Ally Racing will return for their second IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

The team will once again run a Cadillac DPi-V.R, with a mix of Action Express Racing and Hendrick Motorsports personnel.

The biggest name of them all will once again be Jimmie Johnson, who will be joined by crew chief Chad Knaus for another season – just like they did for so many championship-winning years in NASCAR.

Ally Racing Cadillac #48
Photo Courtesy of IMSA / Jake Galstad

Kamui Kobayashi will also return to the team. The Toyota Gazoo Racing driver also raced for the team in 2021, and was a big part of keeping them on top of the timing screens, with fast lap times. He has brought one of his Toyota teammates along for the opening race only at Daytona. Jose Maria Lopez will try to help the team as the fourth driver, which will also be his IMSA racing debut.

Mike Rockenfeller had that fourth driver role at Daytona in 2021, which was his only USA race of the season. He will be upgraded to run all four Michelin Endurance Cup races, which the team will do in 2022. They won’t do a full IMSA season, since Jimmie Johnson has to run his full NTT IndyCar Series season for Chip Ganassi Racing. Rockenfeller has previously raced in USA in the American Le Mans Series, and knows the circuits from back them. After being a long time Audi Sport driver in DTM, this IMSA programme will be his primary job in 2022.

The 2022 season starts with the Rolex 24 at Daytona, which will run on 29-30 January.

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