Benson on SAFER barrier installation

Johnny Benson's reaction to SAFER barrier installation in Richmond, New Hampshire. Benson wrecked in a Busch race at Richmond in 2002. He suffered a broken rib in his back on the right side and two cracked ribs on front right side of his body....

Johnny Benson's reaction to SAFER barrier installation in Richmond, New Hampshire.

Benson wrecked in a Busch race at Richmond in 2002. He suffered a broken rib in his back on the right side and two cracked ribs on front right side of his body. He missed the Richmond, The Winston, Charlotte, and Dover races. In July Benson broke three ribs in a Daytona wreck and missed the Chicago and New Hampshire races.

"That's good news. I know NASCAR has been working on it pretty hard and I'm glad they are far enough along to where they think it's time to install the SAFER barrier at our racetracks. Obviously, we all hope it works and makes the sport a little bit safer. Richmond and New Hampshire are both great racetracks and if this barrier works like I think it will then those two tracks as well as everyone in our sport will benefit. I think most of the drivers will be thrilled with this news. We hit the wall at the short tracks just as hard as we hit the wall at the bigger tracks. I hope we have the SAFER barrier at all of our tracks soon."

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Series Automotive , NASCAR Cup
Drivers Johnny Benson