PREECE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Ryan Preece will be making his second start of the 2018 season for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) at Texas Motor Speedway. For his sixth-career start with JGR in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS), Preece will be behind the wheel of the No. 18 Ruud – RTP Toyota Camry.
JGR AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing has a total of 80 starts at Texas Motor Speedway. Of those 80 starts, JGR has 11 wins, seven poles, 30 top-five finishes, 52 top-10 finishes, an average start of 10.7 and an average finish of 10.6. Kyle Busch and Erik Jones hold all victories at Texas Motor Speedway for JGR in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 18 TOYOTA: This week the No. 18 Ruud – RTP Toyota Camry will be on display for the My Bariatric Solutions 300. This will be the first time that Ruud will be the primary sponsor of the No. 18 Toyota Camry for Preece.
UPCOMING SCHEDULE: Preece is scheduled to compete in 10 races for Rheem this season with JGR, driving the No. 18 Toyota Camry. Following Texas, Preece will next be behind the wheel of the Rheem machine at Bristol Motor Speedway in early April and again at Daytona International Speedway in July.
RACE INFORMATION: The My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday April 7, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on FS1, Sirius XM channel 90 and PRN Radio.
“We had a really strong Rheem Toyota Camry in Fontana two weeks back. There is a lot that we learned that we can apply to the rest of our season this year. I am stoked to get back on track with our No. 18 Ruud – RTP Toyota Camry this weekend in Texas. After watching the race from October, the track looks very fast and slick. Knowing how to work the air in traffic is going to be a huge factor in us getting and staying up front.”
Ruud, part of the Rheem family of quality brands, provides heating, cooling and water heating products for residential and light commercial use. Founded more than 100 years ago by the inventor of the water heater, Edwin Ruud, Rheem acquired the Ruud Company in 1960. Today, Rheem continues developing Ruud products in its tradition of quality, reliability and durability.