REUTIMANN BATTLES HANDLING AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
David Reutimann and the No. 83 VooDoo BBQ & Grill Toyota Camry finished 31st at Homestead-Miami Speedway. With a new sponsor and design on their Toyota Camry, the BK Racing team battled a tight racecar throughout the day to cross the finish line in the 31st position.
Reutimann rolled off 32nd for the 400-mile season finale in south Florida. After battling a loose racecar throughout practice, the team made a few chassis adjustments to tighten the car. Unfortunately the changes proved to be too much as Reutimann battled a tight racecar throughout the opening portion of the race on Sunday afternoon. With eight cautions throughout the 267-lap event, Reutimann visited pit road as often as possible to work on the balance the handling of his VooDoo BBQ & Grill Toyota.
As the sun set and track temperatures cooled, the handling of the No. 83 VooDoo BBQ & Grill Toyota Camry began to dial in. By the time the checkered flag waved, Reutimann was scored in the 31st position.
"I can't thank my BK Racing team enough for all their hard work this year," commented Reutimann. "It was great to have a new sponsor on the car this weekend with VooDoo BBQ & Grill; we had a cool new look to our race car and enjoyed our time with their guests at the track this weekend. We had some ups and downs throughout our season, but I can't wait to get back behind the wheel in 2014. I really appreciate having the opportunity to race the No. 83 car for the BK Racing team this season. Likewise, I appreciate the support of all of our great partners--Burger King, Dr Pepper, Lipman, Toyota, Sherwin-Williams, Lincoln Welders, Horizon and VooDoo BBQ & Grill--it has been a blast driving the car this year."
EARLY SPIN SLOWS KVAPIL IN SEASON FINALE AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
Travis Kvapil and the No. 93 Dr Pepper / Samy Toyota Camry team finished 37th at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the final race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Competing in south Florida, Kvapil's machine sustained damage to the rear end after two spins early in the 267-lap event.
Kvapil rolled off 33rd for the 400-mile race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After logging 100 laps in practice, the Dr Pepper / Samy team had their car perfectly balanced for the start of the race. Kvapil immediately began climbing the leader board when the green flag waved, to pick up five positions and move solidly inside the top 30 within the opening 10 laps.
On lap 11, while making a pass in the outside groove, Kvapil's No. 93 Toyota Camry got loose and spun in turn one. With damage to the rear end, Kvapil pulled down pit road for his Dr Pepper / Samy team to assess the damage and make repairs. Just 13 laps later, the same thing occurred as the Dr Pepper / Samy machine stepped out on Kvapil while racing through turn three to once again make contact with the outside retaining wall. With heavy damage to the rear of their racecar, Kvapil's BK Racing crew continued to battle a loose racecar the rest of the day while they continued to log laps around the 1.5-mile speedway. At the conclusion of 400 miles, Kvapil was credited with a 37th-place finish.
"I can't thank my Dr Pepper / Samy team enough for sticking by me all season," commented Kvapil. "We didn't get the finish we were looking for today, but I'm happy to say that we had a really strong racecar in those opening laps. I'm proud of the effort of my guys, for never giving up this season, and for continually building competitive racecars. I'd like to thank the owners of BK Racing and all of our partners for their effort and commitment this season--Burger King, Dr Pepper, Lipman, Toyota, Old Dominion Raceway, Samy, Sherwin-Williams, and Lincoln Welders--it's been an honor to work with everyone this year and to represent so many great brands. I'm looking forward to the 2014 race season."
BK RACING ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP FROM VOODOO BBQ & GRILL FOR NO.83 AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI
STATESVILLE, N.C. (November 13, 2013) - Race fans will have to keep a keener eye for the No. 83 BK Racing Toyota in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The red and white has been replaced with Mardi Gras colors of purple and gold for Prairieville, LA based VooDoo BBQ & Grill.
VooDoo BBQ & Grill opened its first location in New Orleans, LA on Mardi Gras Day 2002 and has expanded to reach 57 planned locations in six states. VooDoo serves competition-style barbecue beef, pork and chicken with unique side dishes, plus salads and sandwiches, in a clean, colorful fast-casual environment. VooDoo currently has nine locations in Louisiana, Florida and South Carolina. They have been the recipient of many taste and business awards, as well as charitable support of many worthwhile causes throughout the state of Louisiana.
"We're thrilled to have this opportunity to be associated with NASCAR and the BK Racing Team at one of the most important races of the year," said Tony Avila, Chief Executive Officer of VooDoo BBQ & Grill. "This level of exposure for VooDoo is unparalleled. We appreciate Ron Devine and the entire team at BK racing for this tremendous opportunity."
"VooDoo's unique offering is something NASCAR fans have never seen," said team owner Ron Devine. "I feel that VooDoo's continued growth, along with BK Racing's will make for a great partnership.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will race into Homestead-Miami Speedway for the final event of the 2013 season on Sunday, November 17. Giving fans all the racing coverage they can handle, there will be three practice sessions and qualifying broadcast throughout the weekend. On Friday, November 15, tune into ESPN2 for practice (1:30 p.m. EST) and qualifying (6 p.m. EST). FOX Sports 2 will air the final two practice sessions of the year at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 16. Live coverage of the Ford EcoBoost 400 will air on ESPN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 3 p.m. EST on Sunday, November 17. As always, fans can visit BKRacing.com, twitter.com/bkracing8393 or facebook.com/bkracing8393 for the latest news and updates about Travis Kvapil and the No. 83 VooDoo BBQ Toyota Camry team.
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BK RACING ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SAMY FOR NO.93 AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI AND CREATION OF BK RACING MOBILE STORE AND APP
STATESVILLE, N.C. (November 13, 2013) - Travis Kvapi's No. 93 Dr Pepper Toyota Camry team will carry associate sponsorship from Sarasota, FL based MobileBits Corp., provider of Samy, a leading mobile marketing & engagement network, in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Samy logo will be prominently displayed on the rear deck lid and the quarter panels of the BK Racing Toyota.
Additionally, BK Racing will create its own branded mobile store within the Samy network, making it available to race fans everywhere. Consumers and fans can connect with the team and drivers as well as browse merchandise through Samy on their mobile devices.
Samy helps merchants, retailers and brands connect with consumers in local areas. The Samy solutions provides businesses with a complete set of tools to create and manage mobile campaigns, deals, offers, messages, loyalty and rewards to a subscribed mobile consumer. Samy is a free application to consumers and is available on Google Android and Apple iOS smartphones.
"We are very excited to be part of BK Racing in this multifaceted approach," said Walter Kostiuk, President and CEO of MobileBits. "We know a lot of our customers are NASCAR fans and this is a great opportunity to showcase the Samy brand."
"The Samy partnership with BK Racing is one of the most exciting partnerships since we started last year," said team owner Ron Devine. "The mobile app will allow our BK Racing fans to stay in touch with our race team 24/7 and provide an outlet to purchase BK Racing merchandise."
"It's very exciting to showcase a new company at the season finale," explained Kvapil. "Hopefully we can make their first race on-board a memorable one."
Download Samy for free and connect with the BK Racing Team today for exclusive alerts and merchandise offers.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will race into Homestead-Miami Speedway for the final event of the 2013 season on Sunday, November 17. Giving fans all the racing coverage they can handle, there will be three practice sessions and qualifying broadcast throughout the weekend. On Friday, November 15, tune into ESPN2 for practice (1:30 p.m. EST) and qualifying (6 p.m. EST). FOX Sports 2 will air the final two practice sessions of the year at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 16. Live coverage of the Ford EcoBoost 400 will air on ESPN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 3 p.m. EST on Sunday, November 17. As always, fans can visit BKRacing.com, twitter.com/bkracing8393 or facebook.com/bkracing8393 for the latest news and updates about Travis Kvapil and the No. 93 Dr Pepper / Samy Toyota Camry team.
About MobileBits Corporation MobileBits (OTCQB: MBIT) provider of Samy™, a leading mobile marketing and engagement network, making it easy for consumers to connect with their favorite local brands and receive exclusive offers, deals, coupons and loyalty rewards through mobile devices and the web. The solution provides business a complete set of tools to connect with, create and manage mobile marketing and rewards to a subscribed mobile consumer. For more information, visit www.mobilebits.com or www.samy.com.
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