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Ben Mens has had his fair share of woes in 2009. A new suspension brought with it a pretty steep learning curve. The team had to work hard to find the most optimum setup for the car, and those changes started to bear fruit at Columbus. The power's always been there thanks to Ben's day job at Roush Performance, but the suspension and other changes for 2009 have come around to work with the power, and not against it. Ben was firmly entrenched in the 8.80s, whereas final-round opponent Don Bowles was solid in the 8.70s. Even using fuzzy math, those numbers don't add up to a victory for Ben.