Red Horse Racing to Suspend Operations of the #1 Toyota Tundra

Red Horse Racing to Suspend Operations of the #1 Toyota Tundra

Tough Economic Times Force Red Horse Racing to Suspend Operations of the #1 Toyota Tundra
Written by Sarah Holladay
Monday, 08 June 2009 15:03

MOORESVILLE, N.C.(June 8, 2009) - Red Horse Racing regretfully announces the closure of the #1 Toyota Tundra driven by Johnny Benson. The decision is effective immediately.

Red Horse Racing worked to secure sponsorship for the #1 team since last December but has been unsuccessful in doing so.

"It hasn't been for a lack of effort," says 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 with Red Horse Racing.

Benson has competed in eight events behind the wheel of the #1. He and the team have 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 #11 Toyota Tundra, driven by TJ Bell, as that truck does have some support.

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5 years 6 weeks ago, 4:16 PM

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sucks for benson

he should just go to the busch series

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5 years 6 weeks ago, 4:30 PM

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raffycanlas wrote:
he should just go to the busch series

and got fired

I have reasons for the things I do, just don't expect them to be reasonable
5 years 6 weeks ago, 4:33 PM

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wasnt he on the cup side back then too?

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5 years 6 weeks ago, 4:44 PM

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again the team he was driving for had no sponcer..when it got late in the year and could not find a ride he went to the truck series just to keep driving..thats where he stayed

I have reasons for the things I do, just don't expect them to be reasonable
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