|Taking On The Monster…Coming off an 11th-place finish at Charlotte last week, James Buescher and the No. 99 Rheem team look to keep the momentum rolling at Dover International Speedway (DIS). Buescher has two previous NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) at DIS, with two top-10’s to his credit. Buescher also has five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts at the Monster Mile with an average finish of 11.2.
Gotta Have a Rheem…For 27 races in 2014, Rheem will adorn the sides of the RAB Racing No. 99 Toyota Camry. Rheem is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta and U.S. operations in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Indiana, North Carolina and Texas. In its 89th year of operation, the company is a global manufacturer of residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar and hybrid heat pump water heaters; whole-home standby generators, controls, swimming pool and spa heaters; indoor air-purification products; commercial boilers; and commercial refrigeration equipment. The company’s premium brands include Rheem, Raypak, Ruud and Richmond, as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell, Witt, ColdZone and Kramer, which are part of the company’s Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG) division. Rheem products have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality.
Chassis Info…RAB Racing will bring chassis No.041 with them to Dover International Speedway this weekend. The last time out for this chassis was at Richmond earlier this season where Buescher drove it to a 10th-place finish.
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Tune In…The NASCAR Nationwide Series will take on the Monster Mile next week at Dover International Speedway. The Buckle Up 200 can be seen live Saturday, May 31 at 2:00pm ET on ESPN. The event can also be heard on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90 and on MRN Radio.
What’s it like racing at Dover International Speedway?
“Dover is a roller coaster — it’s like a big Bristol. I think Bristol and Dover are a lot alike — they’re both concrete, both high-banked, both have a lot of load when you get down in the corners. The biggest curveball that Dover has is the banked straightaways. It changes the way the car acts entering and exiting the corners so you kind of jump in and off the straightaways — the straightaways are higher up than the corners when you go into the corner it seems like you’re jumping off the straightaway into the corner and then you climb back out of the corner. It’s an interesting race track and it’s a lot of fun and high speed. If you have your car handling right then it’s a drivers race track. You have to be handling right or you have a really long day. If you have a decent handling race car then it puts a lot in the drivers hands. It also has one of the coolest trophies since Nashville isn’t on the schedule anymore — its probably the coolest trophy and would be a great one to add to the collection for sure.”
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. With the support of Toyota, RAB Racing is poised and ready to take the next step in capturing the organization’s first NASCAR Championship. To learn more about RAB Racing, visit www.TeamRAB.com.