Johnny Benson, injured June 13 in a Super Modified race in Michigan, hopes to be back racing in about three weeks - if he can find a ride. The reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion lost his full-time ride a few days before his accident when Red Horse Racing couldn't find sponsorship for him.
"Right now I don't have a ride, so it doesn't really matter when I can get back in or not,'' he told guest host Mike Joy on last Sunday night's Wind Tunnel show on Speed TV. "If I talk to the right people and maybe get some great opportunities, which I think will come along here in the very near future, hopefully I'll be ready for it when it happens.
"I've got a couple of things working. Just like anything else, like in the (No.) 1 (truck), it's so sponsor-driven, it's very easy to be pulled out of your ride if someone brings you money. ... But I think, being the past champion, it won't be where I'm sidelined too long.''
"The ribs are probably worse than the majority of them,'' Benson said. "Everything connects up there at the top and that's where everything is broken and that's where it really hurts. Sometimes it's hard to breathe and other times it's not.''
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