RAB RACING ANNOUNCES 2010 NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES ROAD COURSE SCHEDULE Concord, NC (6-9-2010) -- RAB Racing is pleased to announce their 2010 line-up for the upcoming three NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Road America (Elkhart Lake, WI), ...
RAB RACING ANNOUNCES 2010 NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES ROAD COURSE SCHEDULE
Concord, NC (6-9-2010) -- RAB Racing is pleased to announce their 2010 line-up for the upcoming three NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Road America (Elkhart Lake, WI), Watkins Glen International and Circuit Giles Villeneuve. NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie, Robb Brent, will make his series debut in the inaugural event at Road America on June 19 while road course racing ace, Boris Said, will be back behind the wheel of the No. 09 Ford Fusion for Watkins Glen on August 7 and Circuit Giles Villeneuve on August 29.
Robb Brent, currently 10th in the 2010 ARCA Racing Series (ARS) point standings, will be making his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at the 4.048-mile Elkhart Lake, WI road course. However, the 23-year-old driver is no stranger to making right hand turns. In a career that began when he was 16 at a local karting center, Brent has multiple achievements on a road course.
In 2006 Brent won the National Auto Sport Association's Camero Mustang Challenge Series Championship for the Ohio/Indiana region as well as being named rookie of the year.
At the age of 20, Brent competed in the Grand Am Cup Series where he was crowned Panoz Racing Series Winter Champion and also competed in the prestigious 24 hours of Daytona.
Currently, Brent is competing full-time in the ARCA Racing Series piloting the No. 36 Allgaier Motorsports Dodge and has amassed two top-5, three top-10 and five top-15 finishes in just seven starts in 2010.
Brent, who took the reins from Justin Allgaier in 2009 after Allgaier won the 2008 ARS championship, has five top-5 and 14 top-10 finishes in a five year span competing in the series. His success includes two road course racing starts at both New Jersey Motorsports Park in 2009, finishing fourth, and a second place finish at Palm Beach International Raceway in 2010.
"Road Course racing is my passion," said Brent, "and when Robby Benton called me up and asked if I could run Road America for him I was thrilled. I don't have any actual seat time at Road America in a stock car but I have been doing laps on the simulator and actually got the chance to talk to Boris Said about the 4-mile course after he tested there."
Boris Said, who made two starts for RAB Racing in 2009 at Watkins Glen and Circuit Gills Villeneuve, will return to the seat of the No. 09 Ford Fusion for both races in August. The road course "ringer" has 14 NASCAR Nationwide Series road course starts including two poles, five top-5 and six top-10 finishes.
Last season, Boris Said used his road course racing tactics to bring home RAB Racing's best finish of the 2009 season at Watkins Glen (11th) and series best start (4th) at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
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