Maybe you had a bad week: your boss was breathing down your neck at work, your wife won’t stop nagging you to fix the roof and the transmission went out in your car. But unless you are the protagonist in a country song, I can pretty much promise you that your week went better than race driver Johnny Benson.
On Monday, he learned that he was out of a job, as his NASACR Craftsman Truck Series team was folding because of a lack of sponsorship. Which is pretty unusual, since he was the defending series champion. So Benson decided to do some short track racing, including a supermodified race at Berlin Speedway on Saturday near his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Which turned not to work so well either, as THE GRAND RAPIDS PRESS says he remains hospitalized after a fiery crash during the race.
A clip of the crash is after the jump: