EVENT: 5-Hour Energy 200, Round 11 of 34 in the 2011 Nationwide Series
DATE / TIME: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 2:00 PM ET
VENUE: Dover Int’l Speedway, Dover, DE (1.000-Mile Oval)
DISTANCE: 200 Laps, 200 Miles
TV (Pre-Race): NASCAR Countdown, ESPN (Live-1:30 PM ET)
TV (Race): ESPN (Live-2:00 PM ET)
RADIO: MRN Radio / Sirius (Live-2:00 PM ET)
THE STORY: David Reutimann will attempt to make his second start of 2011 for RWR’s No. 64 team in Saturday’s 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover. The Sprint Cup Series veteran is currently slated to attempt at least three additional races for RWR this season. Reutimann is set to pilot a third 5-Hour Energy-sponsored Toyota Camry in Saturday’s event. He and his No. 64 will introduce race fans to 5-Hour Energy Extra Strength Grape, a new flavor for America’s number one two-ounce energy shot. 5-Hour Energy Extra Strength Grape is set to hit store shelves in the very near future.
CARTER IN COMMAND: RWR General Manager and former Sprint Cup crew chief, Larry Carter will again lead the No. 64 team this weekend in Dover. Carter called the shots for Reutimann and the No. 64 team earlier this year at Richmond and guided Steve Wallace to a lead-lap top-20 effort in this year’s Daytona 500-the Sprint Cup Series debut for both Wallace and RWR.
WALTRIP ON THE WALL: Reutimann’s No. 99 Michael Waltrip Racing Sprint Cup Series pit crew is scheduled to go over the wall for the No. 64 team on Saturday. The No. 99 team also performed pit stop duties for the No. 64 car at Nashville.
DAVID REUTIMANN AT DOVER: Reutimann has posted three top-ten finishes in his last four Nationwide Series starts at “The Monster Mile” and has completed 100% of the laps in his five career NNS starts there. He has scored Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series poles at Dover and captured a top-five finish in the track’s Spring 2010 Sprint Cup Series race.
A HELPING HAND: RWR’s No. 62, No. 64 and No. 66 cars-along with the other Toyota factory teams-will carry graphics supporting the Red Cross’s Japan Disaster Relief efforts again this weekend in Dover. Donations to the relief efforts can be made online at redcross.org.
TEAM 64 PRIMARY: RWR-054-A car usually assigned to Steve Wallace’s No. 66 5-Hour Energy team, Car 054 has two starts thus far in 2011, at Phoenix and Bristol. Its best finish came at Bristol, where Wallace posted an 11th-place effort.
RUSTY WALLACE ON THE WEEKEND’S EVENT: “We’re very excited to partner with 5-Hour Energy to field David Reutimann and the 64 car in the 5-Hour Energy 200 this weekend. Other than showing support for 5-Hour Energy at their race, our reason for the third car is the same as before; we need to speed up our learning curve on the Nationwide Series COT. The more feedback we get, especially from a veteran like David Reutimann, the better we’ll be. I think the 66 car showed last weekend in Darlington that we’re at least heading in the right direction. I’d like to thank the folks at MWR and Toyota for allowing David Reutimann to help us again this weekend.”
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About Rusty Wallace Racing, LLC
North Carolina-based Rusty Wallace Racing (RWR) is a professional auto racing team steeped in the legendary racing history of its founder, Rusty Wallace. The team currently campaigns the No. 66 and No. 62 Toyota Camrys-driven by Steve Wallace and Michael Annett, respectively-in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. RWR will also campaign the No. 64 Camry in select 2011 events. RWR entries have finished among the top-ten in the Nationwide Series driver or owner standings in each of the last three seasons. For more on Rusty Wallace Racing, please visit the award-winning rustywallace.com.
About Living Essentials, LLC
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