No. 33 Rheem Heating, Cooling & Water Heating Chevrolet Silverado
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race 21 of 25 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
ROLLING THE DICE IN VEGAS: Cale Gale will climb behind the wheel of the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet Silverado this weekend when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Las Vegas. The Smith’s 350 will be Gale’s third appearance in the Truck Series this season and his second race with the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) team. The Saturday afternoon showdown will be Gale’s first Truck Series event at the 1.5-mile Nevada facility, but the young driver has made laps around the track during a NASCAR Nationwide Series test session for KHI 2008.
LOOKING FOR LADY LUCK: During the past eight seasons, KHI has made 12 starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The company has earned one pole, two top-five and four top-10 finishes, and has been credited for leading 72 laps. Four-time Truck Series Champion, Ron Hornaday captured KHI’s sole Las Vegas Truck Series pole back in 2008.
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 33 Rheem team will unload chassis No. 046 this weekend as the Truck Series heads to Sin City. Veteran driver Ron Hornaday has earned two wins with this chassis this season, at Texas Motor Speedway in June and Atlanta Motor Speedway in September. Hornaday also raced this chassis at Dover International Speedway in May and at Kentucky Speedway back in July. Most recently Gale used this chassis during the Kentucky 225 at Kentucky Speedway on October 1.
NO. 33 PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Gale joined the No. 33 Rheem team as the Truck Series made their way to Kentucky Speedway for the Kentucky 225. The 150-lap event was the Mobile, Ala., native’s first Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile track. Gale started the race from the 24th position and moved up through the field, to as high as 12th, before crossing the finish line in the 15th position.
THOUGHTS FROM THE DRIVER: Cale Gale
What are your expectations going into the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway?
“I’m excited about getting back in the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet this weekend. I have never raced at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. I have tested a Nationwide car there back in 2008, but I’m sure the track has aged some since then so it will take a bit to get used to it again. Talking with some other drivers, the track has developed a pretty rough racing surface, so I’ll be interested to see how different it is to drive now compared to the last time I was there. I have to thank everyone at Rheem for their support of my racing career.”
Rheem Manufacturing Company (www.rheem.com) is a privately held company with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. In its 82nd year of operation, the company distributes throughout North America and world markets an award-winning line of eco-friendly, technologically advanced residential and commercial heating, cooling, water heating, whole-home standby generators, controls, pool and spa heaters, indoor air purification products and commercial boilers. The nation’s leading consumer products review magazine recently reported that Rheem products have been rated most reliable among all leading brands by tens of thousands of consumers. The premium brands of Rheem Manufacturing Company include Ruud, Raypak and Rheem. Rheem Manufacturing Company is the primary sponsor of Kevin Harvick Inc.’s No. 33 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and is a primary sponsor of the No. 2 Truck for select events in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.