Valvoline Team Loudon cancellation reaction

Johnny Benson, Driver ...

Johnny Benson, Driver #10 Valvoline Pontiac:

"I'm glad that we decided to postpone Sunday's race. At times like this we need to think about our country and the families involved in what happened in New York and Washington. As much as I love this sport, I really didn't feel like racing this weekend. This is tough time for our nation, but we have been through tough times before and I know we will get through it. We will put on a heck of a show in New Hampshire in November and reward those fans for their patience. Terrorists aren't going to stop this country or our sport from going forward."

James Ince, Crew Chief #10 Valvoline Pontiac:

"I think NASCAR made the proper decision today. It's a situation where we have to prioritize what is most important in life. This weekend racing isn't the most important thing in any of our lives. This week has really been hard on all of us. We are going to let our guys go home this afternoon and be with their families and let them deal with what has happened that way. They need time to cope. We were in a mad push to get home from Richmond, then we hurried to Kansas City for testing Monday and then drove home on Tuesday. Yesterday and today we were getting ready for New Hampshire. Now that we don't have to go to New Hampshire we can take a step back and take in what has happened. I told our team to 'go home, be with your family them come back Monday.' "


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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Johnny Benson