MAKE Motorsports, TJ Bell Darlington Advance

MAKE Motorsports Too Tough to Tame 200 Advance  

Event: Too Tough to Tame 200 Darlington Raceway; Darlington, SC Saturday, March 12, 2011 5:00 PM EST on SPEED  

Qualifying: Saturday, March 12, 2011
American Muscle

3:30 PM EST on SPEED    

Liberty Tire Recycling and Pinnacle Rubber Mulch Re-visit Site of First Race: Primary sponsor Liberty Tire Recycling and Pinnacle Rubber Mulch will make its second appearance at Darlington Raceway on the MAKE Motorsports No. 50 Silverado. Liberty made its first appearance in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) competition with MAKE in August 2010 at Darlington Raceway, where driver T.J. Bell qualified into the show in the 18th position and drove his way well into the top-ten by the halfway point of the 200 mile event. Bitten by a tire that was cut down from a broken brake rotor, Bell would finish the night in 26th place.  After an exciting and solid performance at the season-opening event at Daytona in February, Liberty and MAKE are pleased to be back at the track to continue the momentum.

Last Season at the track “Too Tough to Tame”: While Liberty Tire Recycling and Pinnacle Rubber Mulch made their debut on the MAKE Motorsports Chevy Silverado as the primary sponsor last fall, driver TJ Bell made his first career start at Darlington Raceway as well. A brake rotor failure and cut tire resulted in a 26th place finish for Bell, but only after he had avoided several cautions and maintained his position within the top ten for the 70 laps completed prior to the incident. “Our finish last year at Darlington didn’t represent our performance and how pleased we were with the truck throughout the first part of the race,” Co-Owner of MAKE, Mark Beaver, explained. “The ‘Lady in Black’ may have ended our day early, but I’m confident we’ll be able to perform well again this weekend and come back with a better finish.” Last Race: Racing himself and the No. 50 Pinnacle Rubber Mulch/Liberty Tire Recycling Chevy into the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona with a qualifying lap of 51.549 seconds, Bell began the race from the 22nd position. The Reno, Nevada native steadily raced his way to the lead pack and reported to his team the truck was handling extremely well and was content to run at the front with the leaders. He continued to race well within the top ten until he was collected with many other trucks during one of the night’s major accidents on lap 75. Unable to repair the damage to the Silverado, Bell and MAKE went home with a 31st place finish.

Catching up with TJ and MAKE This Weekend: The 30-year-old MAKE Motorsports driver will be calling in to Press Box Radio (Florence, SC stations 98.9 FM, 1230 AM) early Friday Morning at 7:45 AM and will make an appearance on “Dialed In” with Claire B. Lang prior to Saturday’s main event. TJ will also be signing autographs at the NCWTS autograph session on Saturday from 1:30-2:30 PM at the track. Stay tuned to Twitter and Facebook updates throughout the weekend for more appearances as they arise.

TJ Bell on Darlington Raceway: “I’m ready to get back to Darlington after the race we had last year,” Bell explained. “MAKE gave me a great truck and I was able to steadily drive to the front with no issues. Unfortunately our hopes for a top-ten finish were dashed when the tire cut down and Pinnacle Mulch Chevy got its ‘Darlington Stripe’, but I’m confident we’ll have another great truck and setup ready for battle this weekend.” Truck Information: Bell will be taking the controls of MAKE Motorsports chassis #002 this weekend at Darlington Raceway. The truck, named Babe, was purchased during the off-season and will be hitting the track with TJ behind the wheel for the first time this season on Saturday.

For More Information: Follow updates on MAKE Motorsports, TJ Bell and the No. 50 Pinnacle Mulch and Liberty Tire Recycling Chevrolet throughout the weekend by following @MAKEMotorsports on Twitter, and log on to the MAKE Motorsports Fan Page on Facebook. Visit Pinnacle Rubber Mulch online and save 10% on shipping with a spring special in honor of TJ Bell and MAKE Motorsports. Enter TJBELL in the promo code area of our shopping cart at and save 10% off shipping costs.

  About Liberty Tire Recycling: Liberty Tire Recycling is the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America.  By recycling more than 110 million tires annually, Liberty Tire reclaims about 1.5 billion pounds of rubber for innovative, eco-friendly products.  The recycled rubber produced by Liberty Tire is used as crumb rubber and industrial feedstock for molded products; as tire-derived fuel for industrial kilns, mills and power plants; and as rubber mulch for landscaping and playgrounds.  The company maintains a nationwide network of processing plants, and comprehensive door-to-door collection services.  Liberty Tire Recycling is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.  For more information, please visit

About Pinnacle Rubber Mulch: Pinnacle Rubber Mulch is an innovative and eco-friendly alternative to traditional wood mulch for landscaping and playgrounds. Unlike wood mulch, rubber mulch is resistant to wind and water erosion, bug and rodent infestation, fading caused by sunlight, and decomposition. Plus, rubber mulch is clean, and minimizes airborne dust and particles. LTR Products transforms recycled rubber into smart, eco-friendly landscaping products for landscapers, builders, school districts and businesses across the nation. For more information, updates and promotions, please visit

About MAKE Motorsports: Founded in 2010 by Mark Beaver and Tracy Lowe, diverse motorsports owners with 50 years combined in racing, MAKE Motorsports made a natural progression into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. In previous endeavors, Mark Beaver has owned NHRA, IHRA, Super Late Model Dirt Series, Legends, SCCA Trans Am and SCCA World Challenge teams. One of the only female team owners in racing, Tracy Lowe has owned and competed in Dirt Late Models and SCCA before taking on the NCWTS ranks.

 Believing only in the best quality prepared vehicles, experienced crew and sound business practices, MAKE Motorsports is the first NCWTS team to be operated out of historic Shelby, NC in 15 years.  For more information, visit, Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at

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