Michael Waltrip Racing and RAB Racing revealed on Tuesday they have formed an agreement in the Nationwide Series for the 2012 season.
Action sports superstar Travis Pastrana will drive for the team in the April 27 Nationwide race at Richmond International Raceway. It will also be Pastrana’s long-awaited debut in the series.
As part of the alliance, RAB Racing will acquire additional cars and receive technical and marketing support from MWR. RAB Racing will change its current No. 09 number to the No. 99, starting at Richmond. Kenny Wallace drove the No. 09 for the team during the 2011 season and for the first five races this year. Ryan Truex was behind the wheel of the car last Friday at Texas Motor Speedway.
“This is the next step for our team, having an alliance with a top Sprint Cup organization,” RAB Racing co-owner Robby Benton said in a statement. “We have a great core of people who believe in one another, and this will help us grow in the future.”