Monday, July 02, 2012

"Cowboy" Starland To Ricky Benton Racing

"The Cowboy" To RBR
Kevin "Cowboy" Starland return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in a few weeks, climbing atop the pit box for the Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises No. 92 BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/ Chevrolet. 

Starland replaces Jason Overstreet, who oversaw RBR's Truck Series effort in the first four races of the 2012 season.

"We are very appreciative of everything that Jason did for RBR during his tenure here," said team owner Ricky Benton. "Our program is much stronger than it was at the end of last year. Kevin brings a wealth of experience to our team and we are looking forward to getting back to the track soon."

A veteran of the Camping World Truck Series, Starland comes to RBR from Turn One Racing, where he most recently served as crew chief for the No. 60 Chevrolet driven by Grant Enfinger, J.R. Fitzpatrick and Chad McCumbee. He has five wins as a crew chief in the series; three with Carl Edwards and two with Rick Crawford. He has also served as crew chief for Boris Said, Johnny Benson, Denny Hamlin, Johanna Long, Nelson Piquet, Ted Musgrave and Steve Wallace in the NCWTS. 

"I am real excited about being here with RBR," said Starland. "It's a great opportunity with great equipment and they have a good base to work with. I think we can get this team where they want to be, which is running up front and winning races." 

RBR has attempted four of their scheduled 10-12 races for this season. After a DNQ in the season opener at Daytona, the team has reeled off three straight top-20 finishes at Martinsville, Rockingham and Charlotte.

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