Tag Archives: Johnny Benson

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Johnny Benson, Kyle Busch, and Con-Way Freight?

Earlier this season, the Camping World Truck Series was shocked to find out that defending series champion Johnny Benson had been released from his No. 1 Red Horse Racing Toyota due to a lack of funding. Shortly afterward, Kyle Busch announced he and Billy Ballew Motorsports were working with their sponsors to allow Benson to pilot the No. 51 Toyota at the Milwaukee Mile, trying to keep the defending series champ in contention for a top 10 finish in series points. Unfortunately, an injury in a late model race at Berlin Raceway squashed those plans for Benson before they could ever take form. Then, in late July, Iredell County recorded LB Builders had started to build a race shop for Kyle Busch to the tune of $2.4 million.

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: 2009 Bristol Breakdown and More

*In a Nutshell:* Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 2.721 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to win the O'Reilly 200 Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch took the lead from Jason White on lap 124 and never looked back on the way to his third Camping World Truck Series victory this season. Ron Hornaday, Jr, Ryan Newman and Brian Scott rounded out the top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* Mike Skinner. The driver of the No. 5 Exide Toyota started on the outside pole and pulled to commanding lead when the green flag flew. Despite multiple challenges by pole sitter Ryan Newman, Skinner remained in the top spot until pit stops under the first caution flag.

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: A Look at the Halfway Point of the Seaon, Hornaday Chases a Milestone and Caitlin Shaw Set to Debut

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series heads to O'Reilly Raceway Park for the 13th race on the 25 race schedule. At this point each year, I like to take a look back at the season so far and what to expect for the remainder of the season. Like most seasons, this year has certainly not been short on excitement and surprising stories.

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Randy Moss Motorsports Celebrates One Year

As the Camping World Truck Series returns to the track this weekend for the Built Ford Tough 225 presented by The Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers at Kentucky Speedway, Randy Moss Motorsports celebrates its one year anniversary at the same track where the team made its debut. "It is definitely exciting to come to our one-year anniversary mark and head back to where our first race was last year," Dollar said. "Mike (Skinner) and Tayler (Malsam) have done a great job for our program, and to have them both in the Top 7 in the points standings says alot about our organization and the people we have working at Randy Moss Motorsports."

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In Case You Missed It: Friday, June 19, 2009

Johnny Benson Released From Hospital Following a crash at Berlin Raceway that resulted in burns and broken ribs and a trip to the Spectrum Health Butterworth hospital, former truck series driver Johnny Benson was released on Tuesday. “I’m glad that I’m walking around and I’m glad that I’m in pretty …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Michigan 200

*In a Nutshell:* Colin Braun took the checkered flag 1.790 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch to win the Michigan 200 Saturday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway. Braun led less than half the laps Kyle Busch did, but he led the most important ones on his way to his first career Truck Series win. Brian Ickler, Matt Crafton, and Mike Skinner rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Kyle Busch.* Busch started fourth and made it known early in the running of the Michigan 200 that he had a fast truck. His pit crew got him off of pit road first under a lap 9 caution, and Busch went on to lead 62 of the 100 laps run Saturday afternoon.

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At-Track News and Notes – 2009 Lifelock 400 at Michigan

Dust In The Wind – Camping World and Nationwide Teams Lose General Motors Funding When the Sprint Cup Series comes to Michigan International Speedway, it is always as Ron Burgundy would say, “…kind of a…’Big Deal’…” Situated in the backyard of the Big Three automakers, MIS has traditionally been one …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Johnny Benson Ousted at Red Horse Racing

After a less than thrilling race at Texas Motor Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series made up for it to the tune of some big news. Monday afternoon, I got home from work and read in disbelief that Johnny Benson's No. 1 Red Horse Racing team has shut down due to a lack of operating dollars, but his teammate T.J. Bell and the No. 11 team would continue to run the remainder of the season as long as there are funds to do so. Johnny Benson was as surprised as I was when he got the news.

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