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NASCAR's Kyle Benjamin Joins up with Venturini Motorsports & GO PUCK at Michigan

Driver Kyle Benjamin, the latest in a long list of NASCAR rookies making headlines this season, returns to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards driving for Venturini Motorsports (VMS) in Friday’s Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway.

Benjamin, a two-time ARCA Series winner with VMS, will reunite with his former team to pilot the organizations No.15 GO PUCK Toyota Camry entry at Michigan.

The news of Benjamin’s series return comes just days after the 19 year-old from Easley, South Carolina earned his first NASCAR XFINITY Series pole award driving for Toyota’s Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) at Pocono Raceway.

“It’s a great feeling to come back to the ARCA series to run Michigan,” says Benjamin.

“Breaking into the series a few years back with the Venturini’s provides a big advantage going into the weekend – we’ve had a lot of success together. I’m very familiar with the team and know the effort Billy’s (Venturini) guys put into every race. I’m happy to be back.”

“I’m thankful for all the support. We’ve got GO PUCK and Cometic onboard to make it all possible. We’re gonna do everything we can as a team to get our Toyota Camry back into victory lane,” added Benjamin.

Benjamin, a former NASCAR Next driver, signed on with JGR earlier this year to drive four NASCAR XFINITY Series events splitting time behind the wheel of the team’s popular No.18 and No.20 Toyotas.

The Corrigan Oil 200 from Michigan International Speedway will air live on FOX SPORTS 1 starting Friday at 6:00 p.m. The on-track action begins Thursday, June 15 with practice from 1 - 3 p.m. and General Tire Pole Qualifying at 1:40 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

Reposted from: http://www.venturinimotorsports.com/


Venturini Motorsports (VMS), fielding cars for over 30-years in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, is one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the country. Multiple team championships and consistent on-track success, VMS has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in motorsports. Since 2007, VMS has assisted in the career development of notable NASCAR drivers such as Joey Logano, Erik Jones, William Byron, Justin Allgaier, Alex Bowman, Ryan Blaney, Brennan Poole, Daniel Suarez, Kyle Benjamin, and Brandon Jones. Over the years the Venturini name has become synonymous with modern-day racing in America. In 2012, the Venturini family was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (www.NIASHF.org) and now find themselves enshrined with such sports icons as Joe DiMaggio, Mario Andretti, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda and Rocky Marciano.