Nascar Truck Champ meets with fans

Nascar Truck Champ meets with fans

There are 17 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Dec 27, 2008, titled Nascar Truck Champ meets with fans. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Grand Rapids native, and recently crowned "Nascar Craftsman Truck Series Champion" Johnny Benson, Jr.

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jeff

Syracuse, NY

#1 Dec 27, 2008
we race with johnny benson dad, I new johnny would be a great race driver, a fan
ADHD

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Dec 27, 2008
Driving conditions too bad to make it to GR today. My kid really wanted to go too. Hope he has another session sometime when the weather is more favorable!
John Q Public

Ann Arbor, MI

#4 Dec 27, 2008
56 degrees, how bad can they be?

Don't worry though. He usually comes back during the summer for "The Chet" and he signs then as well as other appearances he makes.

Since: Nov 08

Grand Rapids, Michigan

#5 Dec 27, 2008
ADHD good decision to stay home. I also live a ways from GR and no way would I have fought that fog to go to this. Life is more important and a lot safer if you stay home today. That fog is horrible.
Benson is always around here somewhere in the summer time.
Hey You

Aurora, CO

#6 Dec 27, 2008
Hey WOOD Ch. 8

NASCAR should be in all caps.
He is Gay

Bangor, MI

#7 Dec 27, 2008
He offered me "a ride" in his truck, I told him I was not interested, he said, dont you know who I am?" I said no and he got pissed and drove away, I saw him go towards division.....
Becky

United States

#8 Dec 27, 2008
ADHD wrote:
Driving conditions too bad to make it to GR today. My kid really wanted to go too. Hope he has another session sometime when the weather is more favorable!
What? Driving conditions.

Don't all NASCAR (race) fans - think they can drive like their heros? A little fog, a little ice - what the whoop? I'm glad you didn't take your child out on the bad roads.:)

Shut up n drive

Since: Oct 07

Rome, OH

#9 Dec 27, 2008
Why would any of you turn a beautiful thing into hate and evilness.
Nero

AOL

#10 Dec 27, 2008
Johnny Benson a former ARCA champion? A fairly regular Berlin Raceway driver? I think he raced three times at Berlin. Whoever wrote this might want to try a little research.
Sue

Allendale, MI

#11 Dec 28, 2008
I stopped and thanked Johnny for taking the time off on "his" Holiday to meet and greet all of us. Johnny has been considered a resident of Marne for at least 30 years that I am aware. He lives everywhere yet when the holidays come around he finds his way home. Thanks Johnny, you are a stand up guy and I applaud you!

Since: Jul 07

Key West

#12 Dec 28, 2008
Johnny Benson was born on June 27, 1963 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
He was 1981 Forest Hills Northern graduate .

JB now resides in Cornelius, North Carolina with his wife Debbie and children Katelyn and Mikayla.

He's a great friend and 1 hell of a driver.
JB Fan

Battle Creek, MI

#13 Dec 28, 2008
Nero wrote:
Johnny Benson a former ARCA champion? A fairly regular Berlin Raceway driver? I think he raced three times at Berlin. Whoever wrote this might want to try a little research.
Yes, he was the '96 Rookie of the Year in Winston Cup,'95 Busch champ('94 ROY in Busch),'93 ASA champ and '08 Truck champ.
He was a partner at Berlin Raceway and races there twice a year. He brings in other NASCAR drivers (Tony Stewart, Michael Waltrip, Bobby Labonte, Kenny Schrader, Kyle Busch and Ryan Newman) at least once a year to Berlin to race with him.
He's a classy, all around nice guy.

“Totally Amazed!”

Since: Feb 08

Grand Rapids

#14 Dec 28, 2008
He was the late model champion at the Berlin Raceway before going into the ASA in 1990.
Ed Lieb

Delton, MI

#15 Dec 29, 2008
Johnny was an ASA Champ not an ACRA.
Handcap Man

Grand Rapids, MI

#16 Dec 29, 2008
Since Johnny is not returning to truck racing in 2009 he is going to be the fastest pizza delivery driver out there.
Mary

Richmond, VA

#17 Jan 5, 2009
He is Gay wrote:
He offered me "a ride" in his truck, I told him I was not interested, he said, dont you know who I am?" I said no and he got pissed and drove away, I saw him go towards division.....
You must have met Jack Roush, not Johnny Benson!
Handcap Man wrote:
Since Johnny is not returning to truck racing in 2009 he is going to be the fastest pizza delivery driver out there.
...Not cute!

Everyone else is right on the info I read starting with post #12! Cool!
Dutch

United States

#18 Jan 5, 2009
Nero wrote:
Johnny Benson a former ARCA champion? A fairly regular Berlin Raceway driver? I think he raced three times at Berlin. Whoever wrote this might want to try a little research.
Don't use the same research material as Nero! You cant be a late model champ by only running 3 races.

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