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Rift at RAB Racing?

Post by pennst24 on Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:22 am

UPDATE: Team owner Robby Benton told SB Nation he takes exception to Wallace's approach. Benton said he's been trying to find sponsorship for Wallace over the past 14 months and is running a black, unsponsored car at Phoenix in an effort to show the ride is available. But Benton feels Wallace's desperation is undermining his efforts to strike a deal with a potential sponsor. "He thinks what he's doing is generating interest," Benton said. "But at the end of the day, it's making me and our race team look like a couple of asshats and trying to get people to feel sorry for him. That's not productive. You don't want people to feel sorry for you. We're trying to sell a strong, marketable program." Benton said RAB Racing is not broke and has the structure in place to field a strong program. But it will be broke if sponsorship isn't found, which is why Benton said he's in a position to make some difficult choices. "For what it costs to be associated with us, to get the performance we exhibit and to get the popularity Kenny has got, we're one of the best bargains in the garage," Benton said. "And we still can't sell it.So in order to not break myself and put us in a position where we're destitute, I've got to make some tough decisions." That includes listening to offers from drivers who could potentially bring funding to the team. Wallace was particularly vocal on Twitter about the rent-a-ride philosophy. (< AHREF="http://www.sbnation.com/nascar/2012/3/3/2841997/nascar-nationwide-series-phoenix-kenny-wallace-rab-racing-2012/in/2603180">SB Nation)(33-2012)
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Re: Rift at RAB Racing?

Post by Rykia on Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:32 am

Economy strikes again. Shame, seems like Kenny can never get enough sponsorship. I hope they get it resolved before he's kicked from the ride, or else we might have someone like Jon Wes Townley in the car O.O
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Re: Rift at RAB Racing?

Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:40 am

The quotes bolded officially made me a fan of that team owner. Too bad they're dealing with financial woes. Sad

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Post by PKligBKFan on Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:36 pm

RealRacer4 wrote:The quotes bolded officially made me a fan of that team owner. Too bad they're dealing with financial woes. Sad

That made you a fan? The owner calling his driver an asshat for trying to get sponsorship makes you a fan? At least Kenny tries to get sponsorship. Benton doesn't. With that team, it's up to the driver and if the driver doesn't, Benton sells the ride away.
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Re: Rift at RAB Racing?

Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:53 pm

PKligBKFan wrote:
RealRacer4 wrote:The quotes bolded officially made me a fan of that team owner. Too bad they're dealing with financial woes. Sad

That made you a fan? The owner calling his driver an asshat for trying to get sponsorship makes you a fan? At least Kenny tries to get sponsorship. Benton doesn't. With that team, it's up to the driver and if the driver doesn't, Benton sells the ride away.

He said it made HIM (Benton) and the rest of HIS TEAM asshats. He never said anything about calling Herman an asshat. What he's doing is admitting the truth for owning up to not living up to his own expectations. Basically, what he's showing is humility, which is why I have respect for the team owner.


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Re: Rift at RAB Racing?

Post by Rykia on Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:22 pm

RealRacer4 wrote:
PKligBKFan wrote:
RealRacer4 wrote:The quotes bolded officially made me a fan of that team owner. Too bad they're dealing with financial woes. Sad

That made you a fan? The owner calling his driver an asshat for trying to get sponsorship makes you a fan? At least Kenny tries to get sponsorship. Benton doesn't. With that team, it's up to the driver and if the driver doesn't, Benton sells the ride away.

He said it made HIM and HIS TEAM asshats. He never said anything about calling Herman an asshat. What he's doing is admitting the truth for owning up to not living up to his own expectations. Basically, what he's showing is humility, which is why I have respect for the team owner.

He said Kenny is making them look like one. Not that they are.
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Re: Rift at RAB Racing?

Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:29 pm

By him, I meant Benton. I thought I'd clear that up a bit.

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Re: Rift at RAB Racing?

Post by Alta on Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:06 pm

Getting mad at Herman for trying to help get sponsorship.

How bout that Daytona engine asshats. :/
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Re: Rift at RAB Racing?

Post by flyingturns89 on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:09 pm

No matter what happens, Robby Benton will still be a better team owner than Rick Russell.
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