Team & Crew

None of the success I’ve found in in the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season would be possible without the dedication and support my crew gives me. Each weekend they are there at the track ready to give 100 percent to the race! I can’t thank them enough for all they have done for me so far this year.


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Bobby Dotter

  • Role: Team Owner
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Years in NASCAR: 25+

How He Got Started: Dotter’s father was a three-time ARCA Champion when he was growing up. He was always around racing, as his dad took him everywhere with him whether it be to a track, garage or retailer. Dotter drove for the sport in the 1980’s and competed in multiple series including the NASCAR West Series and Camping World Truck Series.

Thoughts on Working with Ray: “I’ve worked with a lot of drivers and very few of them have the talent Ray has. It’s fun to work with a driver who already knows the basics of how to drive. He has come by so naturally, so we are now just trying to figure out how to run faster and that’s fun for the whole team.”


Jason Miller

Jason Miller

  • Role: Crew Chief
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Years in NASCAR: 16

How He Got Started: Miller was part of the crew that worked with Andy Petree in the No. 55 Square D Cup car. He was later part of Bobby Hamilton Racing and a member of Hamilton’s Championship winning team in 2004.

Thoughts on Working with Ray: “I’ve worked with a lot of young drivers, and I’m not afraid to say Ray’s got what you can’t teach someone. There’s just some things you can’t teach. You can’t teach talent, and the good thing is that he’s got that taken care of!”


Jake Vrabel

Jake Vrabel

  • Role: Car Chief and Gasman
  • Hometown: Englishtown, New Jersey
  • Years in NASCAR: 15

How He Got Started: Vrabel previously worked for the International Race of Champions as a Car Chief and then moved to NASCAR to be a mechanic at Penske Racing. Vrabel was also the gasman on Ryan Newman’s crew when he won the Daytona 500 in 2008.

Thoughts on Working with Ray: “With all the drivers I’ve worked with in the past, he’s one of the ones with the most natural unborn talent.”


Alex Leonard

Alex Leonard

  • Role: Engine Tuner
  • Hometown: Mooresville, North Carolina
  • Years in NASCAR: For all of his life.

How He Got Started: Leonard started out as a racer and enjoyed competing in that position for a while. When that didn’t progress like he wanted, he turned to the crew side of racing.

Thoughts on Working with Ray: “I’m one of the newer guys on the team, but I watched Ray throughout the season and think he’s done a great job. I’m excited to be working with him.”


Dan Tomany

Dan Tomany

  • Role: Tire Changer
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Years in NASCAR: 4

How He Got Started: Tomany has pitted cars for a few years now for different teams. This year is his first one with a single team.

Thoughts on Working with Ray: “He’s a good guy. Easy to work with and fun.”


Eddie Pearson

Eddie Pearson

  • Role: Tire and Suspension Specialist, Tire Carrier
  • Hometown: Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Years in NASCAR: 30

How He Got Started: Both Pearson’s dad and brother were in racing. His brother was even a grand national series champion. Pearson personally got involved in 1985 after finishing high school.

Thoughts on Working with Ray: “Ray is a great upcoming driver. It’s a privilege to work with him, not to mention a lot of fun too.”


Jeff Donelson

Jeff Donelson

  • Role: Front Tire Changer, Fabricator
  • Hometown: Avoca, New York
  • Years in NASCAR: 20+

How He Got Started: Donelson moved to North Carolina, managed to get a job in the sport and just stuck with it.

Thoughts on Working with Ray: “Ray has the talent not many other young drivers have. I’ve really enjoyed being with Team Scuba. The performance has been great this season and I’m looking forward to the rest of it.”


Michael Groves

Michael Groves

  • Role: Drive Lines, Fuel Cells, Any Work Needed Underneath the Truck
  • Hometown: Gratiot, Ohio
  • Years in NASCAR: 4

How He Got Started: Groves started out in dirt racing and then attended the University of Northwestern Ohio. After that he turned his attentions to NASCAR.

Thoughts on Working with Ray: “I like moving forward in the sport, and that’s something you get working with Ray. He’s constantly improving.”


Rusty Ebersole

Rusty Ebersole

  • Role: Truck Supervisor
  • Hometown: Apopka, Florida
  • Years in NASCAR: 1

How He Got Started: Ebersole has been working with Ray since the beginning of Ray’s racing career. He previously served as his crew chief before Ray made the move to NASCAR and now works to oversee all work that goes on around the truck.

Thoughts on Working with Ray: “It’s been great to see his progression since I’ve been with him for such a long time. He’s a great driver and it’s fun to watch him move up through the ranks like this.”


Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson

  • Role: Tire Catcher
  • Hometown: Hickory, North Carolina
  • Years in NASCAR: 5

How He Got Started: Wilson has always been a fan of NASCAR. He got started in the team side when a friend of his who worked for Dotter invited him over to the shop. After that, Wilson attended a race with the team and has worked up from there.

Thoughts on Working with Ray: “He brings an excitement to the sport. It’s fun to watch him drive, and I feel lucky to be working with him this year.”