Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Benson to share seat with newcomer Lance Fenton

2008 NCTS Banquet Johnny Benson championship ring

2008 Camping World Truck Series Champion Johnny Benson was missed by fans last season when sponsorship for his team dried up. But now, thanks to Team Gill Racing, Benson will have some limited seat time in 2010.

Team Gill Racing (TGR) will be competing in all 25 Camping World Truck Series events for the 2010 season. “We really needed to start this year out right,” said team owner, Danny Gill. “We wanted to show up and let everyone know that Team Gill Racing is bringing a lot to the table every weekend. We have a lot of really good things working in our favor right now. We feel like we’re going to be a force to be reckoned with all season and well into the following years.”

Johnny Benson, who logged six wins in the NCWTS in the 2008 season, en route to the driver championship, will be sharing the seat of the #95 Ford with rookie Lance Fenton for the 2010 season. Benson will pilot the No. 95 Ford at Daytona International Speedway and Fenton is scheduled to run at least seven of the 25 events for 2010 behind the wheel of the No. 95.

Fenton will be making his first event start with Team Gill Racing in the ASA Transcontinental Series event scheduled for January 31st at the 1.5-mile Phakisa Freeway Circuit in South Africa. Upon his return from the event in South Africa, Fenton will also compete in the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 in the ARCA racing series presented by ReMax and Menards February 6, 2010.

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