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Kyle Benjamin to Drive Kevin Manion-Owned No. 7NY RainEater Wiper Blades Modified in Daytona's Battle at the Beach

Feb 12, 2014

RainEater Wiper Blades will also adorn Benjamin's Late Model during New Smyrna's World Series

CORNELIUS, N.C. (February 12, 2014) -16-year-old racecar driver Kyle Benjamin, joined by partner RainEater Wiper Blades, will make his NASCAR Whelen Modified debut in the UNOH Battle at the Beach at Daytona International Speedway on Tuesday, Feb. 18. He will climb behind the wheel of one of the most ubiquitous front-running cars in Modified racing's biggest events, the No. 7NY GP Racing entry owned by Gary Putnam and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chief Kevin "Bono" Manion.

RainEater Wiper Blades will also adorn Benjamin's No. 71 Super Late Model in the 48th annual World Series of Asphalt at New Smyrna Speedway for seven nights of action spanning from Friday, Feb. 14 to Saturday, Feb. 22.

Benjamin captured 15 victories, including two in the ARCA Series in 2013, over the last two years. His win last season at Madison (Wis.) International Speedway made him the youngest winner in ARCA Series history.

"This is a really cool opportunity for me, and I'm grateful that Bono wants me in his car for such a high-profile event," said Benjamin. "He only puts the best all-around racers in his car, so to join that list is a privilege."

The No. 7NY has seen the likes of Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman, J.J. Yeley and Kyle Larson pilot the entry in recent years. Newman captured four Whelen Tour victories for Manion across 2010 and 2011. In last year's inaugural Battle, Larson set fast time in qualifying and won his heat race, but finished 16th in the feature race after starting from the front row. Manion seeks a win this year in the exhibition event.

"Putting this car on the track is a thrill for me, and to put a talented, hungry young kid like Kyle in the car is a great reward," said Manion. "He's new to the world of Modifieds, but he isn't a novice on short tracks. We expect him to contend for a win."

RainEater Wiper Blades reunites with Benjamin after riding shotgun with him in his NASCAR debut in the K&N Pro Series East race last fall at Dover International Speedway. Benjamin finished third.

"RainEater Wiper Blades is thrilled to work with and to continue to support Kyle Benjamin," said Amanda Daniels, Director of Marketing for RainEater Wiper Blades. "His drive and success at such a young age is inspiring and personifies the spirit of our own company. We're excited to see this talented young man race and we're honored that he'll be representing the RainEater Wiper Blades brand."


Kyle Benjamin(@kylebenjamin71) is a barnstorming Super Late Model driver, who ran a sweeping national slate of Late Model and ARCA Series races in 2013. Hailing from Easley, S.C., Benjamin scored 15 victories over the last two years across seven different racetracks. He was voted the "Number One Pick" in the 2013 Speed51.com Short Track Draft by a panel of short track racing writers and analysts. For more information, please visit kylebenjamin.com.

RainEater Wiper Bladesis a company, located in Erie, Penn., conceived and driven by the goal of filling a void in the Automotive Aftermarket Products segment. While competing brands rely on reselling existing products under their umbrella of diverse product offerings, their focus is directed at building a distinct brand around a superior core product of aftermarket wiper blades. Their marketing approach presents the distinct performance advantages of their full line of aerodynamic frameless blades and full feature traditional blades.For more information, visit raineater.com.

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