|RAB Racing co-owner Robby Benton|
Benton took exception to those comments, telling SB Nation that Wallace was “making me and our race team look (unprofessional) and trying to get people to feel sorry for him.” Benton insisted his team is not broke, but needs new marketing partners to continue operating in the black. “We're one of the best bargains in the garage," said Benton, “and we still can't sell it. So… I've got to make some tough decisions."
Benton issued an additional statement this week, saying, "We are committed to our current driver, Kenny Wallace, for as many events that we can find sponsorship for. Although we are facing an immediate lack of sponsorship over the next few races, we are fortunate to have events sponsored later in the season with Kenny as the driver.
“We, as a team, have committed to keep Kenny in our #09 Toyota for the next few races, regardless of sponsorship,” said Benton. “Should substantial progress in our sponsorship hunt not be made, we will get to a point that we may (need) to pair up with someone who has aligned themselves with a sponsor…”
Wallace is listed as driver of RAB’s unsponsored No. 09 Toyota for this weekend’s “Sam’s Town 300” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.