MOORESVILLE, N.C.(November 2, 2010) – Red Horse Racing is pleased to announce the addition of Miguel Paludo to its stable of drivers in the 2010 Camping World Truck Series season. Paludo will pilot the #11 Stemco Toyota Tundra at Texas Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The Brazilian driver has participated in several racing series during the 2010 season. Paludo has two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts under his belt. His first start came at Bristol Motor Speedway where he started 23rd and raced his way to a ninth place finish. He also ran Kentucky Speedway where he started 21st and finished 20th. Paludo competed in nine NASCAR K&N Pro Series East events. He earned one top-five and two top-10 finishes. He also ran one ARCA RE/Max event at Kansas Speedway where he started 18th and finished 18th.
Stemco will provide primary sponsorship for the #11 Toyota Tundra. Stemco, standing for Specialized Truck Equipment Manufacturing Company, was established on March 1, 1951, by Ben Cook and Tom Davidson in St. Charles, Missouri. The first two products the company made were mufflers and oil reservoirs for trucks. Stemco later became involved in the manufacture of dual wheel adapters, hubo hose carriers, drum check gauges, exhaust accessories, and the development of the Stemco Hub Oil Seal and Hub Cap, and pinion seals. With a half million mile warranty, the highest in the industry, Stemco’s hubodometer now commands a majority share of the North American market and is acknowledged as the best in the world. Stemco expanded internationally to Europe, Australia and Canada. Stemco Canada is the largest Stemco unit outside the United States and dominates the hub-seal market in that country. Today, Stemco products are shipped directly to a large number of countries on six continents. Distributors, vehicle and axle manufacturers in Latin America, Japan, Southeast Asia, South Africa, and the Middle East sell Stemco products to truck fleets in these international markets. Over its 50-year history, Stemco has created and nurtured a worldwide reputation for quality products. Its people are known as the key ingredient in the company’s success and a major reason why Stemco products are used by truckers in many parts of the world.
“I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity with Red Horse Racing,” said Paludo. “I tested with RHR in January at New Symrna and I’m glad to be back with them this season. I’m looking forward to racing at both Texas Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway. With each lap I’m learning more and more and that is helping me prepare for next year. I also want to thank Stemco for their continued support.”
“ I have watched Miguel with great interest as he has developed his stock car career in the United States and his talent has made it a seamless transition, commented Red Horse Racing owner Tom DeLoach. “I continue to be impressed with his performance. He tested with us at the beginning of the year and we are glad to have him back at Red Horse Racing.”
Veteran crew chief Rick Gay will call the shots for the #11 Red Horse Racing team at both Texas Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.