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Henry Benfield

Statesville, North Carolina


Gas Man/Bud Driver


Race Car #12

Henry Benfield, better known as the “Gas Man”, has been all around racing for the better part of forty years with a career that started on dirt tracks like the Hickory Motor Speedway NC on the crews of racing pioneers like Pete Stewart and Don Tilley. Through the years Benfield has worked on several NASCAR Busch and Winston Cups teams including time spent on the crew of racing legend Junior Johnson. His earliest Winston cup experience was with Larry Smith and he has worked with Tim Richmond on the Rick Hendrick team, Morgan-McClure and Bobby Hamilton, The Woods Brothers and Elliot Sadler and Ricky Rudd. Benfield has also worked for many years with “Mr. Excitement” Jimmy Spencer and Spencer Motor Ventures in a variety of different position. Benfield says that Jimmy fills the shoes of the “older” brother I never had.  Henry also has some solid racing experience for several years in the early 1990’s racing in the NASCAR Sportsman Series. You may remember the car he drove there sponsored by Ben and Sam’s Ford.  Benfield is looking forward to being part of the 2003 ARCA RE/MAX Series in his 2002 Ford Taurus sponsored by Jerald J. Good President of Focus Enterprises, Inc.