As we mentioned last week, Cale Gale, driver of Rheem Racing’s #33 Chevy Silverado, has been performing well so far this season. First, he took a seventh place finish at the inaugural 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
Then, while many of the NCWTS teams took a few weeks off after the season-opener in Daytona, he went on to win the inaugural Mobile ARCA 200 at his hometown track in Mobile, AL.
Next, Cale returns to his roots in short-track racing with a trip to the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway this weekend.
Last year, Gale, in the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet, scored his career-best NCWTS finish at Martinsville Speedway as a part-time driver for Kevin Harvick Inc. After starting the 200-mile race in 13th position, he pulled into the top-three about half-way through the race, and finished in a respectable seventh place for such a young driver.
A Little History:
Cale Gale first teamed up with Rheem Racing during the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series season opener at Daytona. Later that year, he captured the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee and went on to finish 4th. After impressing Rheem executives with his performance, the duo have worked together since then. He has competed for Team Rheem in NCWTS, ARCA, and Super Late Model series events, and continues to do so in 2012.
As the 2012 racing season heats up quickly, so does the temperature outside. Over the last couple of weeks, Indianapolis and the entire Central Indiana region has been experiencing record and near-record temperatures, reaching 81° degrees on both March 14th and 15th!. As we mentioned in an earlier post, if these recent temperatures are any indication of things to come, the summer of 2012 could be a brutal one.
So we ask again, is your home’s air conditioner up to the task?
Previously, we discussed the top-of-the-line Rheem Prestige Series™ High Efficiency Two-Stage Serial Communicating Air Conditioner System, the” Cadillac” of the industry, and in our most recent post we took a look at the Rheem Value Series™ High Efficiency Single-Stage AC, which was designed with both price and performance in mind.
And just like Cale Gale, Rheem continues its winning ways with the XR90 Extreme Recovery Gas Water Heater, which earned the prestigious AHR Innovation Award from the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) in the competition’s plumbing category.
- The 29-gallon Rheem XR90 Extreme Recovery Gas Water Heater heats water 42 percent faster than a standard 50-gallon gas water heater.
- The XR90 costs approximately 17 percent less to operate annually: only $261 versus $315 per year** for a standard 50-gallon gas model.
- It has a first hour rating (FHR) of 90 gallons—meaning homeowners get three times the amount of hot water in an hour than what the tank actually holds. By comparison, a standard 40-gallon gas water heater*** has an FHR of 67 gallons.
- Once the Rheem XR90 has been depleted of its available hot water, the unit can be ready with 90 gallons of available hot water in only 29 minutes.
In comparison, standard 40-gallon gas water heaters takes 59 minutes to produce 67 gallons of available hot water, which means they run out of hot water much faster.
- The Rheem XR90 is ENERGY STAR®-qualified.
If you are in the market for a new water heater, the Rheem XR90 will dependably fill the bill for years to come.
As the Rheem Racing team provides the support Cale depends on, you can rely on Rheem and Team Thiele to provide the support and service you need to keep your new Rheem water heater operating efficiently for years to come.
*Rheem defines a standard 50-gallon gas water heater as one that features a 40,000 Btu/h input and 0.58 EF.
**Based on U.S. Department of Energy annual operating cost figures comparing the Rheem XR90 to a standard 50 gallon gas water heater.
***Rheem defines a standard 40-gallon gas water heater as one that features a 40,000 Btu/h input and 0.59 EF.