BUSCH: Benson to drive for Phoenix Racing

Johnny Benson Returns to Busch Series as New Driver for Phoenix Racing SPARTANBURG, SC (January 15, 2004) -- Phoenix Racing owner James Finch announced today that Johnny Benson will be the driver of the ...

Johnny Benson Returns to Busch Series as New Driver for Phoenix Racing

SPARTANBURG, SC (January 15, 2004) -- Phoenix Racing owner James Finch announced today that Johnny Benson will be the driver of the #1 Yellow Transportation Dodge in the NASCAR Busch series.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to race with Johnny Benson," Finch said. "He will bring a new level of experience to the team this season. Our primary goal is to continue the on track success with Yellow, and we feel Johnny can do that for us."

Benson joins Phoenix with an impressive resume. He has three Rookie-of-the-Year titles - 1990 in ASA, 1994 in the Busch series and 1996 in the Cup series. He also has two championships under his belt - 1993 in ASA and 1995 in the Busch Series.

"I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with Phoenix Racing this season," Benson said. "I am looking forward to being part of a first class team that has the full support of its sponsor. There are a lot of really strong competitors in the Busch series, but I'm up for the challenge. I feel like this is going to be a strong season for all of us and that the #1 car will be contending for the championship."

Former Phoenix Racing driver David Stremme will be behind the wheel of a Busch car supported by Chip Ganassi Racing following a change in the business relationship between the Ganassi organization and Phoenix Racing.

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