SOUTHLAKE, Texas – Two NASCAR champions – Todd Bodine and Johnny Benson – have filed entries for Sportscar Vintage Racing Ass’n’s Vintage Race of Champions Charity Pro-Am presented by Chopard Watch at Virginia Int’l Raceway.
The Sept. 21 Charity Pro-Am is the deciding round of the VROC series. Previously announced NASCAR stars entering the race are Bobby Labonte, Mike Skinner and Wally Dallenbach Jr.
“Both of these two champions first raced with SVRA last year at VIR,” said SVRA CEO Tony Parella. “They also joined us in our Charity Pro-Am earlier this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They are terrific race car drivers and we are honored to have them racing with us.”
Benson has 18 NASCAR victories with one in Cup, three in Xfinity and 14 in Trucks. He earned Xfinity and Truck championships in 1995 and ’08, respectively. Benson is one of 37 drivers to have won a race in all three of NASCAR’s major series – Cup, Xfinity and Trucks. Three drivers have won championships in Xfinity and Trucks – Benson, Greg Biffle and Austin Dillon.
Early in his career, Benson also scored an American Speed Ass’n championship in 1993. As a result of his success, Benson represented the Xfinity series in the 1996 IROC invitational, finishing third in the season standings. Early in his career, he also scored an American Speed Ass’n championship in 1993. He was ASA’s top rookie in 1990, and also won the same honor after stepping up to the Cup series in 1996.
Bodine earned 37 NASCAR wins, with 22 in Trucks and 15 more in the Xfinity Series. He won the Truck series championship in 2006 and again in 2010. In a NASCAR career that extends back to a single Xfinity Series race in 1986, Bodine has amassed, in addition to race wins, 21 top 10s and five poles in Cup competition, 160 top 10s and seven poles in Xfinity, and 124 top 10s and seven poles in Truck competition.
Currently, Bodine is a NASCAR analyst for FOX Sports. He ranks fourth in the VROC point standings and is in the hunt for the A Production championship, trailing leader Willy T. Ribbs by three points.