RAB Racing will host the Airmen from the 28th Bomb Squadron based at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas, as well as run their insignia on the No. 99 SchoolTipline.com Toyota Camry this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.
Last fall, these U.S. Airforce servicemen graciously treated RAB Racing team owner Robby Benton and a number of other NASCAR industry members including Landon Cassill and Jim Cassidy to a tour of Dyess Air Force Base. The group spent the day visiting the base and learning about the B-1 Bombers. Appreciative to the servicemen for their hospitality, Benton is reciprocating the favor by inviting them to join RAB Racing at Texas Motor Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 on Friday, April 12th, as well as paying tribute to the squadron by running a decal on the Toyota Camry.
“It was an honor to be invited out to the base last fall,” said Benton. “All the base personnel we got to meet gave us an in-depth look at what a day in their life looks like. Getting up close to the B-1 was an awesome experience and I hope we can return the excitement of our visit by having them as special guests for tonight’s Nationwide Series race. We owe all of our military service men and women a debt of gratitude and I’m proud to have them out to the track as we compete in tonight’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300.”
Friday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway will be televised live Friday, April 12th beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network.
About the 28th Bomb Squadron: The 28th Bomb Squadron is the largest bomb squadron in the Air Force and the largest flying squadron in the command. Its primary mission is to provide all B-1 initial qualification, re-qualification and instructor upgrade training for Air Combat Command. The squadron determines, evaluates and implements formal training requirements to qualify crewmembers in long-range day and night, all-weather and air-to-ground attack. Each year the squadron trains more than 200 B-1 crewmembers from active-duty and Air National Guard B-1 units. The unit services, launches, recovers, repairs and inspects 25 B-1 aircraft. The squadron also maintains conventional combat readiness supporting higher headquarters contingency taskings worldwide.
About RAB Racing: Founded in 1998, RAB Racing with Brack Maggard is a Concord, North Carolina-based auto racing team that fields entries in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. For more information on RAB Racing with Brack Maggard, please call 704-788-7811, or visit www.teamrab.com. Stay up-to-date with the latest happenings by liking the team on Facebook (RAB Racing) and by following the team on Twitter (@RAB_Racing).