Benson Released from Hospital

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Reigning NASCAR truck champion Johnny
Benson has been released from a Grand Rapids hospital three days after being injured in a fiery crash.

The 45-year-old driver suffered burns and broken ribs after his vehicle collided with another car, slammed into a wall and burst into flames.

The crash was Saturday during an International SuperModified Association race at Berlin Raceway in Marne, just northwest of Grand Rapids.

Benson was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, where he initially was listed in serious condition. He was upgraded to fair on Sunday and released Tuesday.

The Grand Rapids native now lives in Charlotte, N.C. He lost his
full-time ride this month when Red Horse Racing shut down his truck
because it couldn't find sponsorship.

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