No. 99 SchoolTipline.com Toyota Camry
Event Preview Fact Sheet
Event/Date: Aaron’s 312 – May 4, 2013
Venue: Talladega Superspeedway
This Week’s SchoolTipline.com Toyota … Alex Bowman will pilot RAB Racing Chassis No. 051 at Talladega Superspeedway. This chassis is making its Nationwide Series debut this weekend in the Aaron’s 312.
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Bowman Appearances … Bowman will be speaking to students at Charles R. Drew Middle School in Talladega, AL Thursday morning at 9AM to kickoff SchoolTipline.com’s “Drive Away Bullying Campaign.” Bowman will also participate in Race Fever on Friday, May 3rd hosted by Darrell Waltrip and Steve Post from MRN in the Talladega Superspeedway infield. Benefiting the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, we’ll be auctioning off parts from the Daytona car that have been signed by Bowman.
I’ve Been Here … Though this will be Bowman’s first ever Nationwide Series start at Talladega Superspeedway, he has raced here before in ARCA Racing Series competition.
RAB Racing at Talladega … In four NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Talladega Superspeedway, RAB Racing entries have earned one top-10 finish and have completed 470 of the 486 (96.7 percent) laps contested in those events. Additionally, in three of those races, RAB Racing entries have led laps.
Chris Rice at Talladega… In five NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at the famed Alabama superspeedway, Rice has posted one top-10 and three top-20 finishes. Additionally, Rice has accumulated six laps led.
Rookie Battle… Following his 27th place finish at Richmond International Raceway, Bowman sits in the second position of the Rookie of the Year point standings, only four points behind Kyle Larson.
Get to the Points … As we head into the eighth race of the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season, Bowman currently occupies the eleventh position in the drivers’ point standings, only 24 points out of the top five. A mere four points separates Bowman from the top 10. Owner Robby Benton moved into the 14th position of the Nationwide Series owners’ point standings
Catch the Action… The Aaron’s 312 from Talladega Superspeedway will be televised live Saturday, May 4th beginning at 3 p.m. EST on ESPN and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network.
Get Social … Don’t miss any updates from Bowman and RAB Racing. Follow us on Twitter @AlexBRacing and @RAB_Racing.
Alex Bowman Quotes:
“I’m super excited to get back to a big track and utilize the two car tandem again at Talladega. Daytona was the first time I’d ever drafted using the two car tandem and it was a lot of fun, and absolutely hair raising the entire race. We lead some laps and finished 3rd because of the RAB Racing cars and Joe Gibbs Engines, and Talladega will be no different, we just need to avoid any and all trouble and we’ll have another top 5 finish. Also really looking forward to visiting Charles R. Drew Middle School on Thursday morning with the folks at SchoolTipline.com, and auctioning off a couple of pieces of my car at Race Fever to benefit the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind on Friday night.”
Chris Rice Quotes:
“I’m really looking forward to Talladega, our super speedway program is one of the strongest in the field and its all thanks to the support we receive from Toyota. We build great cars here at RAB Racing and have really fast engines from Joe Gibbs Racing, couple that with a wild child like Alex Bowman and it’s a recipe to run upfront all day long just like we did in Daytona.”