CERRO GORDO, N.C. – Chad McCumbee will be behind the wheel of the Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises No. 92 Chevrolet Silverado when the team returns to the track later this month at Chicagoland Speedway.
McCumbee replaces David Reutimann who made four attempts with RBR in 2012 after replacing Clay Rogers in the off season. After a DNQ in the season opener at Daytona, the team reeled off three straight top-20 finishes at Martinsville, Rockingham and Charlotte.
“We are very appreciative of David (Reutimann) and all that he did to help move our program forward,” said RBR owner Ricky Benton. “We just felt that with the commitments that he has at the Sprint Cup level, it would be best for us to go with Chad for the remainder of the season.”
The move to RBR keeps the 27-year old McCumbee working with Kevin “Cowboy” Starland, who came on board as crew chief of the No. 92 last week.
The duo was together briefly at Turn One Racing before coming to RBR.
“Things have gone well with Cowboy in the little time we’ve worked together,” said McCumbee. “I’m excited to have this great opportunity in the NCWTS and continue to build on what RBR has done. Hopefully this will be a very long, winning relationship.”
According to Benton, the team plans to run four or five more NCWTS races this year. That could expand if additional sponsorship is secured.