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Johnny Benson to Make SRX Debut at Berlin

Exit Paul Tracy, enter Johnny Benson.

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After Tracy’s indefinite suspension, the Superstar Racing Experience announced on July 29 that Benson will join the field for the fourth round at Berlin Raceway.

The 1995 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion, 2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion and the winner of the October 2002 NASCAR Cup Series race at Rockingham Speedway, Benson will make his SRX debut in his home state of Michigan.

“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to race in the SRX series,” Benson said. “Not only to compete against some of the best drivers in the country, but to return to my home track, Berlin Raceway,”

“It’s not often you have the opportunity to invite a good friend and a multiple different series champion to drive in SRX at his hometown track,” said Don Hawk, the CEO of SRX. “I believe this announcement will be warmly received by all those great race fans at Berlin Raceway.”

The SRX event at Berlin will begin at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, Aug. 3. ESPN will broadcast the race.

About the author

Stephen Stumpf is the NASCAR Content Director for Frontstretch, and his weekly columns include “Stat Sheet” and “4 Burning Questions.” Stephen also writes commentary, contributes weekly to the “Bringing the Heat” podcast and is frequently at the track for on-site coverage. A native of Texas, Stephen began following NASCAR at age 9 after attending his first race at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Lowell Johnson

I was always a fan of Johnny Benson way back in the days of the original ASA racing at the Minn State Fair. Good to see him in SRX, and I hope we’re rid of Tracy for good.

DoninAjax

Berlin is a really hard track to get a handle on and JBJ will know a lot about its quirks since he drove a variety of cars at the track, just like his father.

Blaize

Love JB!! So happy for a chance to see him race again.

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