Concord, N.C. (March 11, 2014) – NASCAR K&N West standout Kelly Admiraal will make his first start with RAB Racing for 2014 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 15th driving the No. 29 Swan Rentals Toyota Camry.
18 year-old Admiraal, a native of Edmonton, Alberta Canada will make just his second NASCAR Nationwide Series start, the first coming at Phoenix International Raceway in November of 2013. Admiraal plans to compete in multiple races in the No. 29 Swan Rentals Toyota Camry for RAB Racing throughout the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
Swan Rentals is a premier provider of equipment rental solutions to the Energy and Commercial Construction Industries in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. They supply rental equipment such as matting, tank farms, oilfield equipment, construction equipment and rig mats.
Admiraal, who most recently competed in the K&N West race at Phoenix International Raceway, was running in the third position with just a small handful of laps remaining until a flat right-front tire relegated the Canadian native to a 19th place finish. In just seven starts in the NASCAR K&N West Series, Admiraal has two top-ten finishes, coming at Phoenix and Sonoma in 2013.
“I’m really excited to have this opportunity with RAB Racing along with the support of Swan Rentals,” said driver Kelly Admiraal. “Swan came on board for 2014 and I’m honored to be able to represent them this weekend in Bristol. Having this opportunity to race at the famed Bristol Motor Speedway is a dream come true! Over the past couple of months I’ve been able to spend some time in Concord at the RAB Racing facility and get to know crew chief Matt Lucas. Lucas is definitely a huge asset to me and this team, they are definitely top-notch and highly competitive. I’m really looking forward to working with them.”
Bristol Motor Speedway will also mark the second event for crew chief Matt Lucas at RAB Racing. Lucas recorded two wins in 2013, and to date has 21 top-5 finishes, and 35 top-10 finishes in 49 starts as a crew chief, along with 36 NNS wins as an engineer.
“Everyone here at RAB Racing is really looking forward to having Kelly Admiraal in one of our Toyota Camry’s at Bristol Motor Speedway,” said crew chief Matt Lucas. “Our first goal is to get him comfortable running around the high banks at Bristol with the different lines and characteristics of a race track that he’s never seen before. Once he’s comfortable we’ll work on getting the No. 29 Swan Rentals Toyota Camry faster and getting Kelly to the checkered flag. A track like Bristol will be great experience for Kelly moving forward in his career.”
Western Camp Services will also continue their involvement and support of Kelly Admiraal in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for 2014 beginning at Bristol Motor Speedway. Western Camp Services has been a partner with Admiraal since the beginning of his NASCAR racing career in 2012 and has supported his racing endeavors since 2003.
About Swan Rentals:
Swan Rentals, founded in 2005 is a premier provider of equipment rental solutions, focusing on the Natural Resource industries of Northern Canada. Swan Rentals also goes above and beyond to recognize and appreciate historical rights of the First Nation peoples and their communities. Swan Rentals ensures that the First Nations who have traditional rights to the land on which they conduct business will be treated fairly and will benefit economically from the operations of Swan. For more information see their website at www.swanrentals.ca
About Western Camp Services:
Founded in 2003, Western Camp Services is the largest independently owned camp and catering company in Western Canada. Providing remote accommodation solutions to the Natural Resource industries, Western was recognized in 2013 by Fast 50 as one of the fasted growing companies in Alberta and by Profit 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in Canada. For more information see their website at www.westerncampservices.com
About RAB Racing:
Originally founded in 2005, RAB Racing with Brack Maggard is a Concord, North Carolina-based auto racing team that fields entries in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. RAB Racing has fielded entries in the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. This season will mark the sixth season of full-time NASCAR competition for the organization. For more information on RAB Racing with Brack Maggard, please call 704-788-7811, or visit www.teamrab.com. Stay up-to-date with the latest happenings by liking the team on Facebook (RAB Racing) and by following the team on Twitter (@RAB_Racing).