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RAIN SPOILS THE RBR TEAM’S TRUCK SERIES DEBUT

Martinsville, VA – The #92 RBR team was forced to load up Friday and come back home after the rain forced NASCAR to cancel qualifying. The skies were overcast throughout the day as testing went well for the #92 fleetHQ / BTS Tire & Wheel Distributors team. Driver, Dennis Setzer was very comfortable in the truck and was sitting 15th fastest on the practice charts. As qualifying time approached so did the rain. After waiting out the weather for a couple hours, NASCAR had no choice but to cancel the qualifying and start the race by owner points. This was not good for the RBR Team as they are new to the circuit and had no owner points to fall back on.

 “We really wish the weather had cooperated with us”, said team owner Ricky Benton. “The team worked well together all day and Dennis was very good in practice. We all felt we would be able to qualify in the top ten pretty easily but the weather was out of our control.” Kevin Harvick, af ...

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Great Loss “In Memory of Pat Kimmel”

We lost a member of our BTS Family on 3/29/10.  Pat Kimmel from our Bragg Blvd location lost his courageous battle with Cancer.  He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him and he impacted those who did not.  Pat was as good as you will ever find.  His dedication, devotion and knowledge of this business was more than anyone could ever know…..

This is a great loss to us all……  Pat leaves us at a very young 48 years old…

Pat spent over 25 years of his life dedicated to the tire industry working in the same building there on Bragg Blvd.  On April 10th, we will be hosting a fundraiser on site there selling Bar-B-Q plates with proceeds and donations going to help his family with medical expenses incurred.  At the time of the benefit, we will name the building at 3226 Bragg Blvd. in his honor.   

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RBR Motorsports to Team with Setzer in Truck Series Debut

by: Willie Whitewall

 

Cerro Gordo, NC – RBR Motorsports announced today that the racing team will make its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut at Martinsville, VA, with veteran driver, Dennis Setzer, behind the wheel. Setzer will pilot the #92 fleetHQ/BTS Tire & Wheel Distributors Chevrolet Silverado at the Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, March 27 in the third race of the season.

 Setzer made his NASCAR debut in the Busch Series in 1991. Since then, he has competed in both the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Setzer has 18 wins in the NCWTS, with his last win taking place at the Martinsville Speedway in 2008.

RBR Motorsports is headquartered in Cerro Gordo, NC and has been racing since the early 1990s. “We are extremely excited to get into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” said Ricky Benton, RBR Team Owner. “From our standpoint, teaming up wit ...

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Myrtle Beach, SC (store 5)

Ryan I just wanted to let you know that Ed and his staff at 3rd ave in Myrtle Beach were outstanding. Thanks for your help, Bob.

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Wilmington, NC (store 10)

On the 20th of October 2010, I took my Toyota Tundra to your store on Carolina Beach rd. in Wilmington for tire service.
I was greeted as I came through the entrance with a “Hi there, how are you? How can we be of service?”. I immediately felt like I was important as a customer and not some no name work order. As I waited for the serviceing of my truck, I noticed how clean and orderly the waiting area was and even the men’s room was clean. I was really impressed with how I was kept informed of the progress on my truck by the mechanic and the manager named Carl.
I liked the way Carl talked with the customers, calling them by their first names and makeing them feel as though they are part of the process not someone to just get money from.
In summary the store does a great service to your company by professionalism, great work ethics, and by treating the customers right. I will return and recommend this store to anyone with auto needs. Thank ...

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