Owner Robert Benton began his racing career behind the wheel in one of the grass root divisions of racing, NASCAR’s Weekly Racing Series. He then graduated to the ARCA Racing Series and followed with events in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series. After some success in the driver’s seat and eight years working as a crew member for Robert book report help Yates Racing’s storied No. 28 team in the Sprint Cup Series, Benton decided to make the transition from driver/crew member to team owner by forming RAB Racing in 2005.
Beginning as an ARCA Racing Series team, RAB Racing began fielding Nationwide Series entries in 2008. Benton expanded his operation in 2009 to run full-time in the series. With driver John Wes Townley, the team finished their rookie season 23rd in driver point standings and seventh in the Raybestos Rookie of the year battle accumulating six top-20 and 12 top-25 finishes.
2010 proved to be an eventful year for the young team. RAB Racing won their first Nationwide Series race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with driver Boris Said. On the heels of the win, the team joined the Toyota Racing Family.
RAB Racing signed veteran driver Kenny Wallace full-time for the 2011 season. Wallace made Nationwide Series history at Texas Motor Speedway by starting his 520th race, the most of any driver. He rode a hot-streak through the summer finishing no worse than 12th in six consecutive races. A fifth-place finish at Richmond International Raceway qualified Wallace for the Nationwide Insurance Dash 4 Cash contest. It was Wallace’s first top-five in over two years.
Wallace was a fixture in the driver point standings Top-10 throughout the 2011 season, posting an impressive one Top-5, 11 Top-10’s and 28 Top-20’s. He wrapped up the season at seventh in points, validating his comeback season and status as a formidable competitor in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series. RAB Racing finished 14th position in the owner point standings.
RAB Racing added a Camping World Truck Series team to his fleet for the 2012 season with driver John Wes Townley. In February, the team was one of only two to bring a car in all three of NASCAR’s national touring series to Daytona. Throughout the season, RAB Racing’s two NASCAR Nationwide Series entries notched one top-five and four top-10 finishes. RAB Racing-prepared Toyotas completed 5,680 laps with its eight drivers – Alex Bowman, Patrick Carpentier, Victor Gonzalez, Jr., Brett Moffit, Travis Pastrana, John Wes Townley, Ryan Truex and writing a review paper Wallace. RAB Racing ended the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series season 18th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series owner point standings.
Townley wrapped up the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season in the 16th position. RAB Racing led Townley to shatter his previous records, posting his highest starting position of eighth and highest finishing position of eighth. Townley completed 2998 of 3263 laps he contested (91.9%), posting two top-10 finishes, an average starting position of 19.8, and an average finishing position of 19.2. RAB Racing concluded their first NCWTS season 17th in the owner’s standings.
RAB Racing expanded their Nationwide Series program for the 2013 season, adding the No. 29 Toyota Camry driven by Wallace. After two starts with the team in 2012, 20-year-old Alex Bowman joined RAB Racing to compete full-time in the No. 99 Toyota Camry and run for Rookie of the Year honors. Bowman and RAB Racing began 2013 with a third-place finish at Daytona International Speedway, winning the Mobil 1 Driver of the Race contingency award. They went on to collect back-to-back pole awards at Texas Motor Speedway, the only team to do so this year. Bowman ended the season 11th in the Nationwide Series driver point standings, amassing two top-five and six top-10 finishes.