Benson not coming back in 2009.

Discussion in 'NASCAR' started by Easy Money, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    I just read that Benson is not returning in 09 at all. I knew he was leaving BDR, but I thought he and Chip were going to Red Horse Racing or somewhere?
  2. BobBski

    BobBski Member

    Definately going to miss him. He mentioned in an interview that he didn't know if he wanted to come back...had some other things he wanted to do. He's leaving while at the top that's for sure.
  3. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    Yea, he said he wants to get his modified running faster, he is another true racer.
  4. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    JB's one of my favorites. He didn't get a real break with Roush back in the 90s. That win at Rockingham was one of the best ever...:)
  5. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan Active Member

    That win at Rockingham was so bitter sweet for me. Im a diehard Martin fan and Johnny was my second favorite.
  6. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Mark has had his fair share of wins. Johnny had come up short a few time before that, so it was good to see him win...:)

    Do you remember what race it was where JB was leading the race in an unsponsored car? I'm thinking Daytona, but it could have also been The Brickyard...:right:

  7. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan Active Member

    It was Daytona. 2000. A restart with 5 to go bit him. JB did lead the most laps at Indy in his rookie year of 1996
  8. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Both great races. Talk about someone who could have done better with the right team...:)

    If I remember right, DJ won that Daytona 500. Kicked of a great year for Bobby Labonte...:)
  9. antsie

    antsie Well-Known Member

    I just saw this from David Poole's blog site. So, I guess JB is coming back?

    Johnny Benson completes 2009 deal

    Johnny Benson, the 2008 Truck Series champion, and crew chief Trip Bruce have officially found a home for 2009. They'll race next season for Red Horse Racing as a teammate with David Starr.
  10. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Well-Known Member

    I remember Moody was talking about this on Tuesday.
  11. Dave Moody

    Dave Moody Member

  12. antsie

    antsie Well-Known Member

    Sorry about my prior post, I didn't know who broke the story first. I just happened to read about it on David's blog and remembered it was also talked about on here.
  13. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    Get it right, cant have that credit thrown around all willy nilly!:smug:
  14. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Go stuff. JB is one of my favorites...:)

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