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Ruud Brand to Sponsor No. 31 NCWTS at Texas, Martinsville and Phoenix

Ruud Brand to Sponsor No. 31 NCWTS at Texas, Martinsville and Phoenix

Ruud Brand to Sponsor No. 31 NCWTS at Texas, Martinsville and Phoenix

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 30, 2013) - Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM), in conjunction with Rheem Manufacturing Company, announced today that their Ruud (pronounced rüde) brand will sponsor the No. 31 Chevrolet Silverado driven by James Buescher for three races during the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season. The first race to debut the special Ruud paint scheme on the No. 31 will be at Texas Motor Speedway on June 7. Ruud, a member of the Rheem Manufacturing Company's family of quality brands, is a leading heating, cooling and water heating solutions provider in Texas and major markets throughout in the U.S. and Canada.

Ruud is one of the few brands with product offerings covering residential and commercial heating, cooling, conventional storage-style water heaters, tankless water heaters, solar water heating systems, replacement parts and accessories for all categories - making Ruud a one-stop solutions provider.

"The Ruud brand has been providing superior reliability to homes and businesses for over one hundred years. The Ruud reputation for engineering excellence, durability, strength and top performance has been consistently recognized by leading consumer publications as a brand that can be trusted to deliver efficient, reliable performance over the long haul. So, associating this durable brand and its proud history of top performance with the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series® champion, James Buescher driving the Turner Scott Motorsports No. 31 truck is a great fit and a proud moment for our company and the Ruud brand, said JR Jones, President and CEO.

Buescher is the reigning NCWTS Champion and has earned one pole position and two top 10's with an average finish of 10.6 in the first five races of the 2013 NCWTS season. Buescher currently sits tied for fourth in the NCWTS Driver Point Standings heading into the May 31st event at Dover International Raceway.

I'm excited to represent the Ruud brand this season. Ruud is a very trusted brand within their industry and to be able to carry their colors makes be proud. I am especially looking forward to the Texas race, as it's a home race for me and with a large contingent of Ruud distributors and contractors from Texas in attendance, I know I will have big support from them. - James Buescher

The No. 31 Ruud Chevrolet Silverado can be seen at the following events: The Winstar World Casino 400k at Texas Motor Speedway on June 7, the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway on October 26 and the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 8, all live on SPEED.