Indianapolis: Pontiac Racing - Johnny Benson

JOHNNY BENSON, NO. 10 VALVOLINE PONTIAC GRAND PRIX: YOU FINISHED THIRD IN THE BRICKYARD 400 LAST YEAR - YOUR THOUGHTS HEADING INTO THIS YEAR'S RACE. "Hopefully the results are the same. Actually, maybe a couple of spots better would be good.

JOHNNY BENSON, NO. 10 VALVOLINE PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

YOU FINISHED THIRD IN THE BRICKYARD 400 LAST YEAR - YOUR THOUGHTS HEADING INTO THIS YEAR'S RACE.

"Hopefully the results are the same. Actually, maybe a couple of spots better would be good. I'm looking forward it. Jerry (Nadeau) tested the car down there since I was hurt, and he was pretty quick, so we're excited about that. We're excited to get back there and do some racing at Indy. We've run good there in the past and we're hoping we can do more of the same."

YOU HAVE A PRETTY GOOD RECORD AT INDY - ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR ABOUT THE TRACK THAT YOU LIKE?

"I think the whole team likes the track. It's a little bit different and the straightaways are awful long. But it's an interesting track, it's a flat track, it's a finesse track, and those tracks I like."

DO YOU THINK THE TRACK WILL PROVIDE ANY UNIQUE CHALLENGES AS FAR AS YOUR RECENT RIB INJURIES GO?

"I don't know, I haven't been there yet, but I don't think so. It will be similar to Pocono, and Pocono didn't really give me any problems, so I don't foresee it being an issue."

ARE YOU HANDICAPPED AT ALL BY NOT BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TEAM'S INDY TEST?

"Well, it might hinder me a little, but by the same token, (crew chief) James (Ince) and the guys were doing the same or similar stuff that we normally do during the test. Plus I was there, walking around, so I knew all of the stuff that they did, so I feel good about that. I think will be in good shape when we unload there and I look forward to the weekend."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Johnny Benson
Teams CIP