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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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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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Johnny Benson at the 2008 Camping World RV Sales 200 2008 Camping World RV Sales 200
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Johnny Benson at the 2008 Camping World RV Sales 200 2008 Camping World RV Sales 200
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Johnny Benson at the 2008 Camping World RV Sales 200 2008 Camping World RV Sales 200
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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


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