by: Willie Whitewall

 

Rogers Finishes 3rd in Daytona Debut

Cerro Gordo, NC –  It was excitement at its best Friday night under the “Full Moon” Daytona sky.  In their first race together, Team RBR and Clay Rogers started the NextEra Energy Resources 250 in the 19th position.  The action on the 2.5 mile Daytona International Speedway was stronger than ever and kept the fans standing for most of the 250 mile event.  In the end, Michael Waltrip took the victory making a last lap pass on Elliott Sadler. Rogers brought the #92 fleetHQ / Action-Gator Tire / BTS Tire & Wheel Distributors Chevrolet Silverado home 3rd in the teams’ debut at Daytona.  Rogers got some help from Kyle Busch on the last lap to help move the #92 up to a strong top five finish.  Rogers and team also leave Daytona with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points lead going into the next race.  “This is a great feeling to run this strong in our first race together, said Clay Rogers.  We have a great combination and hope to continue our momentum into the next race in Phoenix this Friday night.”  The #92 RBR Team will now focus on the upcoming Phoenix International Raceway Lucas Oil 150 this Friday night.  

“We are extremely excited to leave Daytona with such a strong finish and we want to thank Action-Gator Tire Company for marketing with us during this event,” said Ricky Benton, RBR Team Owner.  “We have won championships at all the other levels we have raced in but to run this strong in Daytona is definitely as great a feeling as any.  We feel we have a winning combination with Clay and our crew chief, Michael Hester.  We have a strong, team focused organization that is ready to take it to the next level. 

fleetHQ and BTS Tire & Wheel Distributors will continue as associate marketing partners for the #92 entry this weekend in Phoenix.  fleetHQ is a business solutions provider for commercial trucking fleets  and servicing tire dealers all across North Amercia.  fleetHQ provides 24-hour support, and helps fleets reduce operating cost while making it easier to do business.  BTS Tire & Wheel Distributors offers wholesale distribution services to tire and automotive dealers across the Southeast.  BTS operates mostly in North and South Carolina.   

RBR is seeking additional sponsorship marketing partners to expand their schedule for the 2011 season.  For more information on these opportunities, please contact Rick Benton II at rbrmarketing@ncez.net .

Qualifying coverage for the NASCAR Camping World Series Event at Phoenix International Raceway will be at 3:00pm (5:00pm EASTERN) on Friday, February 25th.  The Green Flag will fall at 6:00pm (8:00pm EASTERN) on Friday Night, February 25th.