No. 29 ToyotaCare Toyota Camry
Event Preview Fact Sheet
Event/Date: ToyotaCare 250 – April 26, 2013
Venue: Richmond International Raceway
News & Notes:
This Week’s ToyotaCare Toyota … Wallace will pilot RAB Racing chassis No. 44 in Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race. This chassis last saw action at Auto Club Speedway two weeks ago, when Bowman piloted this Toyota Camry to a 14th-place finish.
Welcome Back… Richmond International Raceway will see a familiar face Friday night for the ToyotaCare 250, the return of Wallace in the No. 29 RAB Racing Toyota Care Camry. “The Action Track” is Wallace’s favorite track on the circuit and marks his first start of the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide season. He has found victory lane three times, including 18 top 10 finishes and 432 laps lead, with an astonishing 0 DNF’s spanning 24 years racing at Richmond.
Man of Many Hats … Co-owner and General Manager of RAB Racing, Robby Benton, will climb atop the pit box Friday night as crew chief of Wallace’s No. 29 Toyota Camry. Benton, 33, served as crew chief of RAB Racing’s ARCA and NNS entries for four years from 2005 to 2008. Benton also served as Wallace’s spotter in the Nationwide Series for the past two seasons.
Flashback… 11-time X-games gold medalist Travis Pastrana made his Nationwide Series debut with RAB Racing in this race last year, starting 25th and finishing 22nd.
RAB Racing at Richmond … RAB Racing has competed in seven Nationwide Series events at Richmond International Raceway since their inaugural year of competition in 2009. RAB Racing has one top five and one top finish, and a near perfect lap completion record of 99.2 percent.
Catch the Action … Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway will be televised live Friday, April 26 beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST on ESPNEWS and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network.
Get Social … Don’t miss any updates from Wallace and RAB Racing. Follow them on Twitter @Kenny_Wallace and @RAB_Racing.
Kenny Wallace Quotes:
“I am just so excited to be returning to the NASCAR Nationwide series this weekend at a race track that I love in Richmond International Raceway, with a sponsor that has been with me for years in Toyota and Toyota Care, and with an amazing race team in RAB Racing. Richmond will be the first of many races with RAB Racing this season, and it’s great to run for Robby Benton again, who will actually be my crew chief this weekend. I truly can’t wait to get out on the track Thursday and start practicing and get back to stock car racing, we’ve had such a great year going so far with my JEGS dirt team, but there’s no feeling like short track racing under the lights at Richmond International Raceway.”
Robby Benton Quotes:
“Going to Richmond with Kenny Wallace is always an event I look forward to. His stats at this particular track are amazing and I couldn’t think of a better opportunity for us to launch our new No. 29 team. We have extra practice on Thursday morning, so it gives this team a chance at some additional time to work together. This will be the first time this group has worked with one another at the track and I look forward to a strong start out of the box. Our goal for the weekend is to continue Kenny’s streak of finishing every event he’s run at Richmond and give him a chance at win number four. RAB Racing has had a strong year with our No. 99 entry and that team, under Chris Rice’s leadership, has been essential in preparing Kenny’s car for this race, so I hope we can reflect that same strength in the No. 29 team.”