While 26-year old Cale Gale will spend the bulk of his season bidding for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, he will spend the next two weeks at Daytona International Speedway getting as much seat time as possible while pulling double duty. Gale will drive ESR’s No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, along with the team’ No. 6 Rheem Chevrolet in the ARCA Racing Series; good for a total of 450 miles of racing during Speedweeks 2012.
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“I’m excited to finally get to the track and get the season started,” said Gale. “I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to work with (crew chief) Jerry Baxter and the team during the ARCA race this weekend. Hopefully it will give us an opportunity to work on our communication and ensure that everything is in order for when we come back next weekend for the truck race.”
In addition to the full Truck Series schedule, Gale will return home to Mobile, Alabama to compete in the inaugural ARCA Racing Series event at Mobile International Speedway March10. Gale has a total of nine career ARCA starts, with eight Top-10s, six Top-5s and a win at Gateway International Raceway in only his second start.
Gale’s 2012 full-season Truck effort with Rheem continues a relationship that began in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona in February of 2008, where he won the pole. He also finished fourth at Bristol in the Rheem-sponsored No. 33 Chevrolet. Since then, he has competed under the Rheem colors in NCWTS, ARCA and Super Late Model series events.
“Rheem is extremely pleased with our new relationship with Eddie Sharp Racing and that our company and brands will continue to be associated with Cale Gale”, said Ed Raniszeski, Rheem Corporate Director of Strategic Relationships. “ESR is a classy operation and Cale is a very talented young driver who has earned an opportunity to reach for his dream. We respect his dogged determination to succeed and believe this opportunity is an example of what is possible through hard work and commitment to excellence as a person and as a professional. Above all, Cale is an outstanding young man whose easy-going nature and genuineness connects with fans at all levels, as well as with our customers. We wish him the very best this season.”