BTS continues NASCAR sponsorship in 2012
The Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises No. 92 BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/fleetHQ.com Chevrolet Silverado will have a new man behind the wheel in 2012.
Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup race winner David Reutimann will pilot the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) in 13-15 of the 22 races.
The team’s schedule could expand if more sponsorship is secured.
“This is big news for our BTS Tire & Wheel distributors division and a big step into growing into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” says Rick Benton II, vice president of sales and marketing and Black’s Tire Service Inc.
“The truck series is where I got my start,” says Reutimann. “It’s a very competitive series and I am thrilled to have this opportunity to go run some races with a good team that is in the process of building.
“There is definitely the potential to run well (at RBR Enterprises). I wouldn’t have accepted this opportunity if I didn’t believe that. It’s going to be a challenge, but I like the fact that they are committed to bringing the best piece to the track at the races we run instead of taking less than our best to every race.”
The move to RBR Enterprises reunites Reutimann in the truck series with recently hired crew chief Jason Overstreet. The two previously worked together at Darrell Waltrip Racing and Germain Racing. Together the duo combined for six poles and one race win with Waltrip from 2004-06.
“Having worked with David and having a great working relationship with him definitely flattens the learning curve,” Overstreet said. “We have a lot of experience working together, so we have already hit the ground running and can’t wait for Daytona to get here.”
Team owner Ricky Benton is looking forward to what Reutimann and Overstreet bring to the fledgling organization for the 2012 season.
“Over the last two years, we have made great progress in our truck program and are thankful for everyone who has been involved,” said Benton. “But putting a winning driver the caliber of David Reutimann behind the wheel and having Jason (Overstreet) managing the team and making the race day calls is going to take us to the level where we are running up front consistently and contending for wins.
“Now we just need to get a few more partners on the truck to make a run at the championship.”
Driver Clay Rogers finished 20th in the 2011 NCWTS points standings driving the No. 92 BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/fleetHQ.com Chevrolet despite only attempting 15 of 25 races in the series.
For more information, or to learn how you can partner with RBR Enterprises in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, contact Rick Benton II at (910) 840-6857 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.