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Kyle Benjamin

Team: Ranier Racing with MDM-40-KNE
Age / DOB:  (19) / 11/3/1997

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Kyle Benjamin (No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota) led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa Speedway.
The lap of 131.436 mph was the best of the 38 cars completing laps in this session. No. 19 Matt Tifft, No. 33 Brandon Jones, No. 22 Sam Hornish Jr. and No. 42 Tyler Reddick made up the rest of the top-five on the speed chart. The No. 52 Chevrolet, driven by Joey Gase, was the slowest. Jun 23 - 3:38 PM

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Kyle Benjamin (No. 20 Hisense Toyota) finished 16th in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.

He started on the pole, led 28 laps and completed all of the 100 laps run. Benjamin, who entered only two of the 12 NXS races so far this season, is currently 31st in the 2017 driver championship point standings after this event.
Jun 10 - 7:22 PM

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East regular, Kyle Benjamin, driving the No. 20 Hisense Toyota Camry, won the Coors Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway with a lap of 172.844 mph.

This is his first pole and second top-10 start in two career NASCAR XFINITY Series races. Daniel Hemric (second), the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender, posted his 11th top-10 start of 2017. Cole Custer (third) posted his seventh top-10 start in 12 races this season.
Jun 10 - 11:41 AM

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East regular Kyle Benjamin, driving the No. 20 Hisense Toyota, tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway.

He ran a fast lap of 170.707 mph. No. 21 Daniel Hemric, No. 22 Brad Keselowski, No. 18 Daniel Suarez and No. 11 Blake Koch round out the top-five of the 40 cars out on the track. The No. 74 Dodge, driven by Mike Harmon, was the slowest in the final practice session. Benjamin also had a 10-lap average speed of 167.399 mph. This was the best of the four cars running at least 10 consecutive laps in this session.
Jun 9 - 4:28 PM

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East regular Kyle Benjamin, driving the No. 20 ToyotaCare Toyota, tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Int'l Raceway.

He ran a fast lap of 117.081 mph. No. 42 Kyle Larson, No. 48 Brennan Poole, No. 7 Justin Allgaier and No. 3 Ty Dillon round out the top-five of the 42 cars out on the track. The No. 8 Camaro, driven by Matt Mills, was the slowest in the final practice session.
Apr 28 - 4:23 PM

Kyle Benjamin (No. 40 MDM Motorsports Toyota) capitalized on a late-race restart to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 at Greenville (SC) Pickens Speedway on Saturday night.

Benjamin started on the pole after running a track record lap of 19.144 seconds at 94.024 mph. He ran inside the top-five nearly all night long and led 46 laps. Ronnie Bassett, Jr., who entered the night coming off his first-career NKNPSE victory at New Smyrna Speedway, finished second on Saturday. Rounding out the top-five was Todd Gilliland, Harrison Burton and Tyler Dippel.
Apr 9 - 11:45 AM

Kyle Benjamin, a native of Easley, South Carolina destroyed the track record in group qualifying to sit on the 21 Means 21 Pole for Saturday’s Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 at Greenville Pickens Speedway.

Benjamin, driver of the No. 40 MDM Motorsports Toyota ran a lap of 19.144 seconds at 94.024 mph to capture the pole on Saturday afternoon. The previous track record was a lap of 20.534 seconds at 87.659 mph set by Brett Moffitt back in April of 2011. The newly paved corners at Greenville Pickens Speedway is what’s attributing to the faster lap times. Last season, Benjamin finished second at the speedway during the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East’s visit in March, and he won the September race.
Apr 8 - 5:28 PM

Joe Gibbs Racing announced today that Kyle Benjamin will drive four NASCAR XFINITY Series races during the 2017 season.

Benjamin, 19, will make his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut in JGR’s No. 20 Camry at Richmond International Raceway on April 29 and then race Pocono Raceway on June 10. He will pilot the No. 18 Camry for JGR on July 29 at Iowa Speedway and again on September 23 at Kentucky Speedway. In 2015, Benjamin was named a member of the NASCAR Next program and ran his first full season in the NASCAR K&N East Series and picked up his first victory at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Source: MRN
Apr 5 - 5:01 PM

Kyle Benjamin (No. 40 MDM Motorsports Toyota) is making his 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut at Greenville (SC) Pickens Speedway.

Finished second in the final K&N East standings in 2016 with three wins, nine top fives and 11 top 10s in 14 races. Swept both pole positions at Greenville last season, finishing second in this race and winning the fall race at the track. Is second all-time in laps led at Greenville with 262 and is the only driver entered this weekend with a win at the track. Has an average starting position of 4.7 and average finishing position of 5.0 in three career starts at Greenville.
Apr 5 - 1:37 PM

Ranier Racing with MDM driver Kyle Benjamin challenged 2016 Champion Justin Haley the entire NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season for the top spot with the score finally being settled at Dover.

The NASCAR Next alum scored three wins, including the finale at Dover, and finished just 22 points behind Haley. The 19-year-old from Easley, South Carolina also notched nine top-five and 11 top-10 finishes throughout the season and led a total of 582 laps in 2016. Benjamin had an average start of 3.9 and an average finish of 5.7, while completing all but 11 laps this season. http://localracing.nascar.com/nknps-east/story/best-2016-kn-pro-series-east_12282016
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 01:45:00 PM

Kyle Benjamin dominated the Dover 125 Friday en route to his third NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win of the season.

Justin Haley and Kyle Benjamin led the way as NASCAR's youth movement conquered the "Monster Mile." It was Haley who lifted the big championship trophy at Dover International Speedway, while Benjamin took the final NASCAR K&N Pro Series East checkered flag of 2016. Benjamin did everything he could in his No. 40 Ranier Racing with MDM Chevrolet. The 19-year-old NASCAR Next alum from Easley, South Carolina, led the most laps (84) and won for the third time on the season. A late caution pushed the race to 126 laps, but Benjamin was able to pull away from the field on the green-white-checkered finish to secure the victory.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 11:51:00 PM

Kyle Benjamin (No. 40 Ranier Racing with MDM Chevrolet) heads into the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season-ending Dover 125 at Delaware's Dover Int’l Speedway weekend ranked second in the standings with two wins, eight top fives and 10 top 10s in 13 races.

Can win his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship if he wins the Dover 125, leads the most laps and Justin Haley finishes 26th or worse. Has three career series wins, including wins at Iowa and Greenville this season. Has won two of the last four races on the schedule and three of the last five pole positions. In three career Dover starts, has a best finish of third in 2013. Is a NASCAR Next alumnus.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 11:30:00 PM

Kyle Benjamin (No. 40 Ranier Racing with MDM Chevrolet) scored a third place finish in Saturday night's NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East (NKNPSE) JUSTDRIVE.com 125 at New Jersey Motorsports Park road course in Millville, NJ.

He started second in the lineup and completed all laps of the 55-lap event. Benjamin, who competed in all 13 NKNPSE races so far this season, is currently second in the 2016 championship point standings after this race, 29 points behind leader Justin Haley.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 04:33:00 PM

Kyle Benjamin (No. 40 Ranier Racing with MDM Chevrolet) heads into the first trip for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East to the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ ranked second in the standings with two wins, seven top fives and nine top 10s in 12 races.

Won the most recent race at Greenville Pickens (S.C.) Speedway. Has won two of the last three races on the schedule and three of the last four pole positions. Is a NASCAR Next alumnus.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 01:53:00 PM

Kyle Benjamin led all 150 laps in the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 en route to his second NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory of year.

Benjamin was the car to beat throughout the day at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway. He led the final practice session as well as collected his fifth 21 Means 21 Pole Award. This win was all about redemption for Benjamin, who finished runner-up to Justin Haley at Greenville in March after leading a total of 122 laps. The NASCAR Next alum’s victory helped close the gap in the series championship standings. Benjamin now trails Haley by 30 points with only two races remaining in the season.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 08:18:00 PM