Benjamin, starting fifth for the event behind the wheel of his No.15 GO PUCK – COMETIC Gaskets Toyota, overcame a midrace spin and front end damage to race back for a team high seventh place finish.
“We had a really fast Toyota today,” said Benjamin. “I believe we had a car capable of challenging for the win. We were running second or third when that caution came out for the 55 car and then the 78 of Weatherman just got me loose and I spun. That hurt us – I ended up restarting fourteenth. Even with a bit of front-end damage the car was fast. We made our way back up inside the top-10 for a decent finish.”
“Overall it was a fun day and I learned a lot. I’ve only got a few starts on the superspeedways so this time in the car really helped – I’ll bring a lot of the experience to the XFINITY program in the future.
Benjamin, making his only scheduled ARCA start of the season with Venturini Motorsports, signed on with Joe Gibbs Racing earlier in the season to compete in four NASCAR XFINITY races. He’ll return to the No.18 JGR Toyota for two more starts this season starting with Iowa Speedway on July 29 and Kentucky Speedway on September 23.
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