In the wake of the suspension of Paul Tracy from Camping World SRX Series competition, on Saturday, the series announced Johnny Benson Jr. as an addition to the driver lineup for next Thursday's event at Berlin Raceway.
It's a unique opportunity for Benson to make his series debut, as Berlin Raceway is his home track.
"I'm really excited to have the opportunity to race in the SRX series. Not only to compete against some of the best drivers in the country, but to return to my home track, Berlin Raceway,” said Benson in a press release.
Benson, 60, was a fixture in the NASCAR National Series ranks for years, and he collected the 1995 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship and he was the 2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion.
The championship pedigree by Benson certainly qualifies him to compete in the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX).
“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, SRX Chief Executive Officer. “I believe this announcement will be warmly received by all those great race fans at Berlin Raceway.”
Overall, the native of Grand Rapids, Michigan scored one NASCAR Cup Series win, three NASCAR Xfinity Series wins, and 14 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series wins over a career that spanned from 1993 to 2010.
Additionally, Benson was the 1993 ASA National Tour champion.
The fourth event of the six-race 2023 Camping World SRX Series is set for Thursday, August 3rd. The race will consist of two Heat races, which will set the starting lineup for the Main Event.
The television coverage of the race at Berlin Raceway will be on ESPN's Thursday Night Thunder and the race broadcast will kick off at 9:00 PM ET.
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