Phoenix: Chad McCumbee preview

FOR MCCUMBEE WILL HARVICK TRUCK WIN TWO-IN-A-ROW AT PHOENIX? PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 10, 2010) - Kevin Harvick won last year's Lucas Oil 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in a truck owned by Kevin ...

FOR MCCUMBEE WILL HARVICK TRUCK WIN TWO-IN-A-ROW AT PHOENIX?

PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 10, 2010) - Kevin Harvick won last year's Lucas Oil 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in a truck owned by Kevin Harvick, Inc. (KHI). Chad McCumbee finished 12th in that event.

This year, McCumbee returns to Phoenix to compete in a truck that was built by KHI. The truck, built originally for TRG Motorsports and raced only in the final race of 2008 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, was later acquired by the SS Green Light Racing team and recently outfitted by KHI with all the 2009 updates. The Chevrolet Silverado that has now been transformed into the No. 07 tiwi/Valvoline "Fuel Proof Guarantee" entry for McCumbee in this Friday night's event at the 1.0-mile oval, has demonstrated excellent side-bite and down force in recent wind tunnel testing.

"This SS Green Light Racing team is really pumped up about this weekend's race," said McCumbee. "Not only do we have this amazing piece of equipment, but we have full support from tiwi and Valvoline, which launched its international 'Fuel Proof Guarantee' program at Texas last week.

"I've never had such high-profile sponsorship and for them to choose me and this SS Green Light Racing team to launch such a huge promotion is really special. And having a truck built by the team that won this race last year only seems appropriate for the caliber of sponsorship we're carrying."

The "Fuel Proof Guarantee" logo on the hood of McCumbee's truck represents collaboration between tiwi, an in-vehicle monitoring and mentoring system, and Valvoline synthetic oils and lubricants, that guarantees fleet operators a decrease in fuel mileage or their money back.

"tiwi technology is used by NASCAR in a lap counter and incident data recorders installed in all Camping World Series trucks, and all Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series cars, and Valvoline has a very long and rich history in NASCAR," said McCumbee. "I feel very honored to represent both of these companies and the 'Fuel Proof Guarantee' program that decreases costs for fleet operators, and more importantly, increases truck driver safety.

"All of this really has our team fired up about this weekend's race." Friday marks McCumbee's third Truck Series start at Phoenix and he hopes to finish in the same place Harvick did last year - first.

-credit: khi

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Chad McCumbee
Teams TRG Motorsports