RAB Racing with Brack Maggard will have engines from Triad Racing Technologies under the hood of their #09 NASCAR Nationwide Series Toyotas this season. Driver Kenny Wallace told Sirius NASCAR Radio’s Sirius Speedway with Dave Moody that the decision was made recently by team owner Robby Benton and crewchief Scott Zipadelli. “I talked to my brother Rusty about Triad, and he absolutely raved about them,” said Wallace. “He said, `Herm, you’ve got to go with Triad or you’re missing the boat.’”
Triad currently supplies engines to four other Nationwide teams in addition to RAB, including Rusty Wallace Racing, Germain Racing, Pastrana-Waltrip Racing and NEMCO Motorsports. “The biggest piece of the puzzle at RAB Racing is to give ourselves all the horsepower we can get,” said Wallace. “Working with TRIAD, I know we will have all the horsepower it takes. That puts my mind at ease.”
Wallace will make his debut in RAB’s #09 Toyota Camry on Saturday, February 19, in the season-opening DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway. The team currently has 16 races sponsored, with the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) serving as primary sponsor at Daytona. Additional 2011 backers will include Federated Auto Parts and Family Farmers, a coalition of corn and soybean farmers.