Johnny Benson’s Truck Series ride is shut down
Mooresville, N.C.-based Red Horse Racing has announced it is ceasing operations with its No. 1 Toyota Tundra driven by Johnny Benson in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series, effective immediately. The team cited lack of sponsorship as the reason for its closure.
“It hasn’t been for a lack of effort,” said team owner, Tom DeLoach. “We had several people working on finding a sponsor for the 1 and Johnny Benson. I’ve been working on it myself. We gave it our best shot, and we tried as long as we could, but nothing materialized. I am saddened that we were unsuccessful in accomplishing our goal, but this is a tough economic climate and the cost of fielding a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team with essentially no support other than our manufacturer is too much for Red Horse Racing to bear alone.”
Sponsorship for Benson was thought to be secure before the season began, but the economic downturn kept that sponsor from being able to participate.
Benson has competed in eight events behind the wheel of the team’s truck this year. He earned four top-10 finishes, including a fourth-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway this past weekend.
Red Horse Racing will continue to field the No. 11 Toyota Tundra, driven by TJ Bell, as that truck does have some support.