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11/03/09
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tiwi and Valvoline team up with McCumbee
This Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) marks the debut of the No. 07 tiwi/Valvoline Chevrolet in the WinStar World Casino 350.  With an updated look, tiwi and Valvoline have teamed up to finish out the season with Chad McCumbee and the No. 07 SS Green Light Racing team as they will co-sponsor the truck in the final three races of the season at Texas Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway, respectively.  The tiwi/Valvoline paint scheme is being revealed in conjunction with a product launch that will be unveiled on Thursday, November 5. A new partnership could not come at a better track for McCumbee as TMS has proven to be one of his stronger tracks on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series circuit.  In six starts at the 1.5-mile oval, McCumbee has two top-10’s and an average finish of 12.8.  He has only finished outside of the top-15 once and achieved his first career top-10 here in the No. 07 Chevrolet in the June 2006 event.

“We’ve been close here before,” said McCumbee.  “We had a great run in the fall event a couple of years ago.  I started the race second and passed Mike Skinner and Ron Hornaday on the outside going down the backstretch with only a couple laps to go. “We had a caution and that set up a green-white-checker finish.  I spun the tires a little on the restart and the driver behind me just flat ran me over and caused a big wreck.

“We ended up finishing 13th but that was a great effort by this whole team and I always look forward to coming back here.”

tiwi, the technology used by NASCAR in the lap counters and incident data recorders that are on board all racecars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and -2- Camping World Truck Series, is on track this week to promote its product that was developed for the commercial fleet industry to encourage crash avoidance, driver compliance and fleet productivity. The in-vehicle mentoring system can be used by drivers in fleets of all sizes and sends immediate reports to supervisors of driver performance including seat belt usage, speeding violations and driver behavior.  The product is estimated to have saved over 200 crashes, prevented 65 injuries and saved companies nearly $19 million in damages over the 155 million documented customer miles in 2008 alone.  In addition, testing has proven that using tiwi in-vehicle mentoring will decrease speeding violations by 86 percent. The EPA reports that simply obeying posted speed limits will increase fuel efficiency by as much as 23 percent.  For more information on tiwi, please visit www.tiwi.com
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