All Set To Drive Throwback Car To Honor Earnhardt Sr And Rheem

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NASCAR XFINITY Series – Sports Clips VFW 200
September 2, 2017 – Darlington Raceway-Darlington, SC

This Week’s Rheem Chevrolet at Darlington Raceway
In two NASCAR XFNITY Series starts at Darlington Raceway, Dillon has not finished worse than 11th, earning his best finish of fifth in 2012.

Rheem Through the Years
The Rheem Manufacturing story is long and interesting, with roots dating back to 1925 when brother Richard “R.S.” Rheem and Donald “D.L.” Rheem began manufacturing galvanized steel drums in California with financing help from a third brother, William “W.K.” Rheem. Through many twists and turns, Rheem Manufacturing Company is now headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and one of the largest manufacturers of both water heating and HVAC equipment in the United States and abroad, producing and marketing products in Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Iraq, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, UAE and Ukraine.

With a rich corporate history and deep investment in motorsports, Rheem opted to take advantage of NASCAR’s Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway with a special paint scheme that honors both NASCAR’s past and Rheem’s corporate roots. The scheme honors Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s rookie year in the sport, but utilizes Rheem’s signature, red and white colors.

Tell us about Darlington Raceway …

“I really like Darlington Raceway. It’s challenging, for sure, because you have to race the track and not your competitors. The track can turn around and bite you if you’re not careful.”

What is the key to being successful at Darlington Raceway?

“Grip. If you can find a car that turns the center and holds forward drive late into a run, it’s a really fun track. You really have to race the racetrack and not the people around you and you’ll be rewarded at the end.”

NASCAR XFINITY Series Results at Darlington Raceway

  • Starts: 2
  • Wins: 0
  • Poles: 0
  • Top 5 : 1
  • Top 10: 0
  • Average Start: 0
  • Average Finish: 0

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