No. 99 Penserra Securities/ Allegiant Air Toyota Camry
Event Preview Fact Sheet
Event/Date: Kentucky 300 – September 22, 2012
Venue: Kentucky Speedway
News & Notes:
This Week’s Toyota … Alex Bowman will pilot RAB Racing with Brack Maggard chassis No. 42 in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway. This Toyota Camry made its 2012 debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March, where Kenny Wallace started 18th and finished 11th. Wallace then raced it at Auto Club Speedway, where he started sixth and finished seventh. In May, Travis Pastrana drove this chassis from a 42nd-place starting position to a 24th-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Most recently, Brett Moffit drove this chassis to a ninth-place finish in his Nationwide Series debut at Iowa Speedway last month.
Welcome Aboard … Bowman joins RAB Racing this weekend at Kentucky Speedway as driver of the No. 99 No. 99 Penserra Securities/ Allegiant Air Toyota Camry. The 19-year-old Tucson, Ariz. native is a five-time winner in ARCA Racing Series competition, and is currently ranked fourth in the driver point standings with two races remaining in the 2012 season. Bowman made his Nationwide Series debut last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, recording a 17th-place finish.
New Colors … RAB Racing welcomes Penserra Securities and Allegiant Air as new marketing partners this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. Penserra Securities, a full service broker-dealer servicing institutional clients with offices located in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, as a new marketing partner this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. Through state of the art technology, Penserra delivers U.S. equity sales & trading, global equity trading, fixed income capital markets, algorithms and transaction cost analysis and transition management to institutional clients across the country. Visit www.penserra.com to learn more. Allegiant Air, with low-low fare, nonstop all-jet service and premier travel partners, makes leisure travel affordable and convenient. Founded in 1997, Allegiant provides a complete travel experience with great value and without all the hassle.
First Timer… Though Bowman has recorded laps at many of the tracks on the Nationwide Series circuit throughout his seasons in the K&N Pro Series and the ARCA Racing Series, as he heads out on the 1.5-mile tri-oval for Nationwide Series practice this Friday afternoon, his first laps will truly be his first laps at Kentucky Speedway.
RAB at Kentucky …RAB Racing has fielded Nationwide Series entries at Kentucky Speedway four times since 2009, with drivers Sean Caisse, John Wes Townley and Wallace. The team’s best showing at the Sparta tri-oval is a sixth-place finish, which was posted by Wallace in 2011’s running of the Feed the Children 300.
Zipadelli at Kentucky … Crew chief Scott Zipadelli has sat atop the pit box as a Nationwide Series crew chief at Kentucky Speedway five times in his career, posting three top-10, four top-15, and five top-20 finishes. His highest finish at the 1.5-mile oval is sixth, where he has finished twice with drivers Jason Leffler and Wallace.
The Collective RAB Racing Report … With 26 of 33 races completed this season, RAB Racing’s two NASCAR Nationwide Series entries have notched one top-five and four top-10 finishes. RAB Racing-prepared Toyotas have also completed 4,092 laps with its seven drivers – Patrick Carpentier, Victor Gonzalez, Jr., Moffit, Pastrana, Townley, Ryan Truex and Wallace.
Get to the Points … As we head into the 27th race of the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series season, RAB Racing currently occupies the 20th position in the owner’s points standings, only one point out of 19th.
Catch the Action … Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway will be televised live Saturday, September 22 beginning at 3:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN and broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network. NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying will be televised live Saturday, September 22 beginning at 12:35 p.m. EDT on SPEED.
Get Social … Don’t miss any updates from Bowman. Follow him on Twitter @AlexBRacing.
Alex Bowman Quotes:
“I am looking forward to working with Robby Benton and everyone at RAB Racing this weekend. I’ve been friends with Robby for a while, so it will be a great experience to drive for him. I feel like we have the potential to have a strong run. This team has great equipment, so hopefully we will come out of this weekend with a top-10 finish. Though I have never raced at Kentucky Speedway before, I have watched enough races there to know that the track has a lot of character, and I am anxious to get to experience it for myself.”
Scott Zipadelli Quotes:
“I like Kentucky Speedway, and we have a good record there. It’s a bumpy racetrack and the hot weather this time of year makes the track really slick. Combine that with the fact that we practice during the day and compete at night and it gets kind of tricky. We had a good run at Kentucky earlier this season with our No. 99 team, and I think we’ve got a great chance at another one this weekend with Alex Bowman. We’re really looking forward to having him behind the wheel of our Toyota Camry this weekend.”