Johnny O'Connell (born July 24, 1962 in Poughkeepsie, New York), is the most successful GM factory racecar driver from the United States. He is currently acting as a commentator for ESPN broadcasts of American Le Mans Series races and racing for Cadillac in the Pirelli World Challenge Series, winning the 2012 Pirelli World Challenge - GT Driver's Championship and Manufacturers Championship with Andy Pilgrim.
O'Connell started racing in the
Formula Atlantic series in 1987, winning the Championship and Rookie of the Year. He also spent 1996 in the Indy Racing League, racing in the Indianapolis 500 and finishing in the top 10 in half of his 4 starts. He has seven class wins in the 12 Hours of Sebring, more than any other driver, and an overall title in 1994 when racing for Nissan. Driving for Corvette Racing, he has also won a number of class victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Daytona. With his teammate Ron Fellows he won the 2003 GTS class driver's championship.
O'Connell was also featured in
Chevy's 2007, Super Bowl ad, "Ain't We Got Love" also featuring Mary J. Blige, rapper T.I., Big & Rich, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
In 2013, O'Connell competed in the
Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports, driving the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro; he finished 12th in the event. [1 ]
Motorsports career results [ edit ]
key) ( ) Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.
NASCAR Nationwide Series results [ edit ]
* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
24 Hours of Le Mans results [ edit ]
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