The Pit Stop

May 27, 2010 5:33 PM

Kevin Harvick, Mike Wallace And More News

Funiture Row Racing has now hired Pete Rondeau as crew chief for the No. 78 Chevrolet. 

Steve Park is going to drive the #36 car at Daytona for Tommby Baldwin Racing. for as little at 20 bucks you can help sponsor this car.

Kevin Harvick has picked up Mike Bliss and Ron Hornaday to drive his #33 Nationwide Series Car at the event where the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series are not in the same place.

Ben Leslie is now going to be replacing Eddie Pardue as the Roush Fenway No. 16 Nationwide crew chief. 

Phoenix Racing is now going to be scaling back the nationwide series effort. 

Got in a press release today on some news I reported earlier this week.

No. 01 Chevrolet to Debut at
Tech-Net Auto Service 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Mike Wallace and Educate Drivers about Tire Maintenance & Safety; Facebook Fans Have Chance to Win Set of Premium Tires

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 27, 2010 -, a website designed to assist consumers with their tire and wheel buying needs, will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 01 Nationwide series Chevrolet during the Tech-Net Auto Service 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 29. 

 With approximately 28 million people estimated to travel by motor vehicle over the Memorial Day weekend, has joined forces with Nationwide series driver Mike Wallace and JD Motorsports to help raise awareness of tire maintenance and safety.

"The success of a summer road trip rides on tire safety.

 It's important to check your tire pressure, examine your tire treads and replace all four tires as necessary before you hit the gas pedal," said Wallace. "If your tires are worn out and need to be replaced, it doesn't need to be a hassle. makes finding the right tires for your car convenient, easy and at the right price." 

 To reinforce the importance of regular tire maintenance and replacing tires when needed, a Facebook fan will be randomly selected to receive a prize pack each time all four tires are changed on the No. 01 Chevrolet during the Tech-Net Auto Service 300 on Saturday May 29. Each prize pack winner will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a premium set of tires from 

 The easy-to-navigate site at lets consumers browse from an inventory of over 3 million tires and wheels, narrow their search to products that fit their car, and use a 3D imaging system to see how any given tire and wheel combination will look on their vehicle. Consumers also can browse other users' product ratings and read information on warranties, which will offer greater confidence that consumers are purchasing the right tires for their car. 

Once they find the right tire at the right price, buyers can purchase the product online and choose a certified local tire dealer where they can have their new tires delivered and installed. lets consumers know their installation charges up front, and pay for everything - including installation - in one simple online transaction. Unlike other online tire retailers, in most cases, there is no delivery charge and tires are delivered to the dealer of the buyers' choice within one or two days.


Driving around on tires that are under or over inflated or worn-out isn't safe," said Wallace, adding that tires are the only point of contact cars have with the road. "I'm proud to team up with to reinforce the importance of proper tire safety and maintenance." 

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