|No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet News and Notes
Taking on the Truck Series at Michigan International Speedway… Cale Gale will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday afternoon, August 18. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender currently has two NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) and two Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series starts at the two-mile oval. Most recently, Gale competed in the ARCA Racing Series event at Michigan International Speedway in July 2011. After starting from the pole, the Mobile, Ala. native led 64 laps but suffered a flat tire with four laps remaining in the 100-lap event relegating him to a 19th-place finish.
|From the Driver’s Seat
Cale Gale Quotes… On racing at Michigan International Speedway: “I’m really excited about racing at Michigan International Speedway this weekend with the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet. It should be a pretty interesting weekend with the new pavement. I expect the new surface will allow for multiple grooves of racing and a lot of side-by-side action. We have three practices this weekend, which will give us plenty of time to run through changes and set up options on our Rheem Chevrolet. Jerry [Baxter, crew chief] and the guys have worked really hard to get our Silverado ready; we are all looking forward to getting on the track in Michigan.”
From the Pit Box
Jerry Baxter Quotes… On getting ready to race at Michigan International Speedway: “We’re really looking forward to getting to Michigan International Speedway with the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet. Our team participated in a tire test there two weeks ago. The track seems to be more aerodynamic than mechanical; we were able to run wide open all the way around the track for 70 laps. We only had two trucks at the tire test, so it will be interesting to see what it’s like with a bunch of trucks. Cale has raced at Michigan before, and has run well there in the past. We’re taking the truck that we raced at Chicagoland Speedway last month when we finished in the top 10, and hope to follow that up with another strong run.”