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Hometown:  Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Born: 27 June 1963

A stock car racing driver, retiring in 2010.

His accomplishments include:
1995 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Champion
2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Champion

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Johnny Benson Jr. page on 12 September 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Jonathan "Johnny" Benson Jr. (born June 27, 1963) is an American NASCAR driver and the son of former Michigan modified driver John Benson Sr. His career highlights include the 1993 American Speed Association AC-Delco Challenge series championship, the 1995 Busch Series championship, the 1996 Winston Cup NASCAR Rookie of the Year award, and the 2008 Craftsman Truck Series championship.

Benson, who began his NASCAR career in 1993, is the second of only three drivers that have won a championship in both the Busch Series and the Craftsman Truck Series, and the seventeenth of only twenty-seven drivers to win a race in each of NASCAR's three national series.


Multimedia

Johnny Benson Victory Burnout at the 2008 Camping World RV Sales 200 2008 Camping World RV Sales 200 Victory Celebration
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Photographs

Johnny Benson at the 1997 Pocono 500 1997 Pocono 500
I think Johnny Benson is much better than many of the current series formerly known as Winston Cup drivers.
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Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit - Revell-Monogram 85-2553Johnny Benson 26 Cheerios Taurus1:24 scale, #26 Cheerios
Collector Card - 1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC29Johnny Benson#30 Pennzoil Pontiac Grand Prix
Collector Card - 1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC90Screamin' Steel: Johnny Benson Pennzoil#30 Pennzoil Pontiac Grand Prix
Collector Card - 1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC120Changin' Gears: Johnny Benson#30 Pennzoil Pontiac Grand Prix
Collector Card - 1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC1351995 Award Winners: Johnny Benson#74 Lipton Chevrolet Monte Carlo


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
3 May 2007Johnny Benson Talks About Crown Royal Presents The Jim Stewart 400Jenny McLane
3 May 2007Johnny Benson To Drive No. 46 Toyota Camry as Nextel Cup Visits RichmondLauren Woods
16 February 2007NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series: Chevy Silverado HD 250Johnny Benson
Travis Kvapil
Jack Sprague
16 November 2007NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series: Ford 200Johnny Benson
15 February 2008NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series: Chevy Silverado HD 250Johnny Benson
Kyle Busch
Justin Marks
14 November 2008NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series: Ford 200Johnny Benson
Trip Bruce
Bill Davis
17 November 2008NASCAR Media ConferenceJohnny Benson


Racing Record

Click on Racing in the navigation bar to see a list of the series and seasons included in the Library's racing records.

Busch Grand National/Busch Series Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19936033140000$10,543
199463303280169$149,760
1995Champion368826021219$469,129
19988614620001$25,009
1999461173130001$144,620
20021233410000$10,146
2004391136111014$315,855
20058823740000$62,969
200711613810001$19,875

SuperTruck Series by Craftsman/Craftsman Truck Series/Camping World Truck Series Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
199526104980025$45,575
19963861641014$32,525
19971306110000$4,600
2004251818130058$175,160
20051030762500610$345,790
20062353925151317$574,975
20073355725041219$636,160
2008Champion372525351418$754,405
200932104780034$143,980
20103873550025$72,550

Winston Cup/Nextel Cup/Sprint Cup Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
1996213004301016$947,080
1997113575321008$1,120,814
19982031603200310$1,286,971
1999283012340002$1,567,668
2000133716330037$1,627,870
20011141523600614$2,573,570
2002293132310137$2,746,670
2003243448360024$3,411,790
20045727140000$403,674
20056415030000$225,297
20075915930000$189,072
200880000000$0

Win List

DateSeriesRaceTrack
17 September 1994Busch Grand NationalSplitfire Spark Plug 200Dover Downs International Speedway
11 March 1995Busch Grand NationalBusch Light 300Atlanta Motor Speedway
15 April 1995Busch Grand NationalSun-Drop 400Hickory Motor Speedway
3 November 2002Winston CupPop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400North Carolina Speedway
17 June 2006Craftsman Truck SeriesCon-way Freight 200Michigan International Speedway
23 June 2006Craftsman Truck SeriesToyota Tundra Milwaukee 200The Milwaukee Mile
12 August 2006Craftsman Truck SeriesToyota Tundra 200Nashville Superspeedway
16 September 2006Craftsman Truck SeriesNew Hampshire 200New Hampshire International Speedway
10 November 2006Craftsman Truck SeriesCasino Arizona 150Phoenix International Raceway
22 June 2007Craftsman Truck SeriesToyota Tundra Milwaukee 200The Milwaukee Mile
22 August 2007Craftsman Truck SeriesO'Reilly 200Bristol Motor Speedway
1 September 2007Craftsman Truck SeriesMissouri/Illinois Dodge Dealers Ram Tough 200Gateway International Raceway
16 November 2007Craftsman Truck SeriesFord 200Homestead-Miami Speedway
20 June 2008Craftsman Truck SeriesCamping World RV Sales 200The Milwaukee Mile
19 July 2008Craftsman Truck SeriesBuilt Ford Tough 225 presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford DealersKentucky Speedway
25 July 2008Craftsman Truck SeriesPower Stroke Diesel 200 presented by AAA Hoosier InsuranceO'Reilly Raceway Park
9 August 2008Craftsman Truck SeriesToyota Tundra 200Nashville Superspeedway
18 October 2008Craftsman Truck SeriesKroger 200Martinsville Speedway

Race-by-Race Record

DateSeriesRaceTrackMake#SponsorStartFinishStatusPointsEarnings
13 February 2009Camping World Truck SeriesNextEra Energy Resources 250Daytona International SpeedwayToyota1K&N Filters2126Out (Accident)90/5$14,955
21 February 2009Camping World Truck SeriesSan Bernardino County 200Auto Club SpeedwayToyota1Red Horse Racing212Running127/0$13,180
7 March 2009Camping World Truck SeriesAmerican Commercial Lines 200Atlanta Motor SpeedwayToyota1Red Horse Racing189Running138/0$10,930
30 March 2009Camping World Truck SeriesKroger 250Martinsville SpeedwayToyota1Red Horse Racing34Running160/0$14,780
27 April 2009Camping World Truck SeriesO'Reilly Auto Parts 250Kansas SpeedwayToyota1Red Horse Racing52Running170/0$38,745
15 May 2009Camping World Truck SeriesNorth Carolina Education Lottery 200Lowe's Motor SpeedwayToyota1Red Horse Racing623Running94/0$11,830
30 May 2009Camping World Truck SeriesAAA Insurance 200Dover International SpeedwayToyota1Red Horse Racing720Out (Engine)108/5$15,780
5 June 2009Camping World Truck SeriesWinStar World Casino 400Texas Motor SpeedwayToyota1Red Horse Racing154Running160/0$23,780
13 February 2010Camping World Truck SeriesNextEra Energy Resources 250Daytona International SpeedwayFord95Plane Guts98Running147/5$14,125
27 March 2010Camping World Truck SeriesKroger 250Martinsville SpeedwayToyota15Red Top Collector Car Auction95Running155/0$12,925
2 May 2010Camping World Truck SeriesO'Reilly Auto Parts 250Kansas SpeedwayToyota15Red Top Collector Car Auction135Running160/5$16,725
14 May 2010Camping World Truck SeriesDover 200Dover International SpeedwayToyota15Red Top Collector Car Auction410Running139/5$15,000
4 June 2010Camping World Truck SeriesWinStar World Casino 400kTexas Motor SpeedwayToyota18Toyota Tundra1310Running134/0$13,775




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