Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America serving both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, is sponsoring the Ricky Benton Racing Team in the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
The series features 21 tracks and hosts 23 events in the U.S. and Canada. It begins in Daytona for the NextEra Energy Resources 250, with Parker Kligerman driving #92, a Roush Yates- powered Ford 150. The race aired on FOX Sports 1 (SF1) and the Motor Racing Network on Feb. 19.
Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises is owned by Black’s Tire and Auto Service, one of Advance’s strongest commercial customers. “Advance has a very healthy relationship with Black’s Tire and Auto Service and has been impressed with the company’s success,” said Al Wheeler, Advance Auto Parts Senior Vice President, Commercial Sales “Our companies share the same values and determination to be the best in our industry. The Ricky Benton Racing Team has a winning combination of experience and passion for the sport of racing, and we are excited to watch them in action on the track.”
“Advance, and its brand member Carquest, have a proven track record in providing us the expertise and enhanced service we demand to keep our standards and customer experience at the highest levels. Our company is strongly bonded by family, and we consider Advance as part of that family. We appreciate their support of Ricky Benton Racing,” said Rick Benton, Jr., co- owner of Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises.
In addition to Advance Auto Parts, the team is also sponsored by Valvoline, BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors and Goodyear Commercial Tire Network.
About Ricky Benton Racing
Cerro Gordo N.C.-based RBR Enterprises has been racing in numerous touring series throughout the Southeast for more than 25 years. Competing extensively in the USAR Pro Cup Series, winning a championship in 2002 and two rookie of the year crowns, the team has made forays into the ARCA Series and several NASCAR Touring Series.
In 2010, RBR joined the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, competing in eight races. Since then, the team has fielded a part-time entry, competing in a total of 54 races. To date, the team has a career best finish of 3rd in the 2011 NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona.