CERRO GORDO, N.C. – Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises will have a new manufacturer and driver when the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opens later this month at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
Ross Chastain has been named driver of the No. 92 RBR Enterprises entry. The team has also switched from Chevrolet to Ford for the 2014 racing season. The team has sponsorship support from BTS Tire & Wheel Distributors, the National Watermelon Ass’n, Goodyear FleetHQ and Wynn’s.
RBR Enterprises has fielded Chevrolets in the Truck Series since 2010.
“RBR had a long, successful, championship-winning history with Ford Motor Company before coming to the Truck Series in 2010,” said Ricky Benton, RBR Enterprises team owner. “We have grown our truck program over the last four years and feel like partnering with Ford is the best move to help us continue to grow.”
RBR Enterprises ran Fords in the CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series and various NASCAR touring series for more than 20 years prior to joining the NCWTS in 2010.
Chastain, who had a break out year in 2013, will make the move from Brad Keselowski Racing to take over driving duties of the No. 92 Ford. The 21-year old Alva, Fla., native has competed in 41 Truck Series events with two poles and 231 laps led en route to five top-five and 12 top-10 finishes.
“After a successful 2013 season, I knew I needed to make the right move,” Chastain said. “Aligning myself with Ricky Benton and continuing my relationship with the Ford Racing family felt like a move in the right direction for me. Everything came together a little later than we expected but Ricky (Benton) is putting all the right parts and people in place to have a strong year.”
Calling the shots for the No. 92 RBR Enterprises Ford will be veteran crew chief Trip Bruce. The team plans to run 10 to 15 races in 2014, but the schedule could expand if additional sponsorship can be secured.