Benson Not Asking For Much, Just to Improve Last Year's Finish by One Spot MOORSEVILLE, N.C. (April 26, 2010) - Johnny Benson will take the wheel of the No. 15 Red Top Auto Auction Tundra in Sunday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway....
Benson Not Asking For Much, Just to Improve Last Year's Finish by One Spot
MOORSEVILLE, N.C. (April 26, 2010) - Johnny Benson will take the wheel of the No. 15 Red Top Auto Auction Tundra in Sunday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway. The event will be Benson's second in a Billy Ballew Motorsports-fielded entry this season. In his first race with BBM, Benson rallied to a fifth-place finish at Martinsville Speedway.
Although Benson has never visited victory lane at Kansas, he finished second there last season. Benson feels his team's abilities, along with his Kansas Speedway know-how, will allow him to improve on his 2009 performance.
Benson Comments on O'Reilly Auto Parts 250:
"Billy Ballew gave me a great opportunity to go run Martinsville with "Cowboy" (Kevin Starland). Working with him and Richie (Wauters) was really cool. It's funny, I used to always race against them, now we're working together. I'm excited to be running Kansas and Dover with them and going out and seeing what we can do. We got things off to a good start at Martinsville, finished fifth. Me and the guys on the 15 team worked really well together. They seem to know how to fit the truck to my driving style. When you run as well as we did off the bat, it's usually a good sign of things to come. I finished second at Kansas last season, so hopefully I can finish one spot better this year. That's all I'm asking for.
"Kansas (Speedway) is fun. It's a mile-and-a-half-style race track, but it can be a tough place to get around. Your truck has to be pretty good. The track is so fast. If you're a little bit off, it's easy to fall behind pretty quickly.
"Thanks to Red Top Auto Auction for coming back and supporting us. I love working with Billy and his crew and we'll have a lot of fun this weekend."