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RWR adds third car for partial schedule

April 19, 2011, Team Release,

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Reutimann, Stremme, Bowles to share driving duties in 2011

Officials of Rusty Wallace Racing announced Monday the team will field a third Toyota Camry in a partial 2011 Nationwide Series schedule.

In addition to RWR's No. 62 driven by Michael Annett and its flagship No. 66 piloted by Steve Wallace, the team's familiar No. 64 will return to competition in 2011 with Cup Series driver David Reutimann, former No. 64 driver David Stremme and 2011 Toyota All-Star Showdown winner Jason Bowles sharing driving responsibilities.

Providing primary sponsorship for four of the events is Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental, a network of nearly 300 dental practices across 22 states, that first teamed with RWR late last season. The No. 64 Aspen Dental Toyota will compete at Michigan, Kentucky, Watkins Glen and Bristol. Stremme is slated to drive the No. 64 car in most of those events.

Meanwhile, Reutimann will lead off the season for the No. 64 team this weekend in Nashville, with sponsorship to be announced later this week. Additional races for Reutimann may be named in the future.

Rounding out the trio of drivers is Bowles. Bowles, the 2009 NASCAR K&N West champion, will drive in all three 2011 Nationwide Series road course events. Aspen Dental will back Bowles in the August event at Watkins Glen, while sponsorship for the Road America and Montreal events will be named in the near future.

RWR general manager and former Cup Series crew chief, Larry Carter, will return to the pit box to lead the No. 64 team in its limited schedule. In his most recent crew chief role, Carter guided Wallace to a lead-lap top-20 effort in this year's Daytona 500 -- the Sprint Cup Series debut for both Wallace and RWR.

"We're very excited about this new addition to our racing program," team owner Rusty Wallace said. "It's no secret that we haven't run as well as we would have hoped in 2011 and having a veteran like David Reutimann giving additional feedback should help speed up our [new car] learning curve. At the same time, David Stremme did a great job for us in 2008 and I really feel like Jason Bowles has the potential to be fast at the Nationwide level."