On Tuesday Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises announced that Ross Chastain will drive the teams No. 92 Chevrolet in the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Right now the team plans to run 10 to 15 of the 22 races on the schedule with more possible if additional sponsorship for the program can be found. Their first race will be at Daytona International Speedway on February 21st.
RBR Enterprises will make the switch to Ford and a Roush-Yates Engine package after running Chevrolet trucks the past four seasons.
The 21-year-old Chastain will be going into his fourth year of competition in the Truck Series.
"After a successful 2013 season, I knew I needed to make the right move," Chastain said in a team release. "Aligning myself with Ricky Benton and continuing my relationship with the Ford Racing family felt like a move in the right direction for me. Everything came together a little later than we expected but Ricky is putting all the right parts and people in place to have a strong year."
Last season Chastain drove 14 races for Brad Keselowski's Ford team and had a very successful time of it. He scored seven top tens and led 229 laps. He finished second at both Iowa and Phoenix and had an average finish of tenth.
In 2012 Chastain competed the full Truck schedule for SS Green Light Racing and scored four top tens and finished 17th in the points. In 2011 he made his first five starts in the Truck Series, four for Stacy Compton's team and one for RSS Racing and had an average finish of 18.8.
Chastain's No. 92 truck will have primary sponsorship from BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors and the National Watermelon Association as well as associate sponsorship from Goodyear FleetHQ and Wynn’s. Tripp Bruce will be the crew chief for the team. Bruce has 13 career NASCAR national series wins as a crew chief including 10 in the Truck Series. He also won the Truck championship with Johnny Benson Jr in 2008.
Bruce was Chastain's crew chief for three races during the 2011 season.
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