Grand-Am announces 2001 sponsors

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 2, 2001) - The Grand American Road Racing Association announced its sponsors for the 2001, with six new sponsors coming on board in addition to Rolex Watch USA, Inc., as the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 2, 2001) - The Grand American Road Racing Association announced its sponsors for the 2001, with six new sponsors coming on board in addition to Rolex Watch USA, Inc., as the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series title-sponsor. The new Grand-Am sponsors in 2001 include Coca-Cola, Coleman, Gatorade, Red Cell, X-1R, USG and Petrotech. Returning as Grand-Am sponsors are Tosco 76, Stand 21, Featherlite and Racing Radios.

The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company is the world's leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups. Coca-Cola and its subsidiaries employ nearly 34,000 people around the world. The company's flagship brand, Coca-Cola, and more than 230 other soft-drink brands are manufactured and sold by The Coca-Cola Company and its subsidiaries in nearly 200 countries around the world.

Coleman Company
The Coleman Company was founded nearly 100 years ago when a young man began manufacturing lanterns in Wichita, Kansas. Today, Coleman is a leader in outdoor gear, recently introducing products that make spending time outside a pleasure. They include products just for kids, a brand-new generation of lanterns and stoves that run on Coleman's innovative Powermax fuel system, and coolers with wheels and electric coolers with lights.

Gatorade Sports Drink
Gatorade is the world's best-selling sports drink of all time. It's in the hands of serious athletes in every sport around the world, and is available on the sidelines during every major sporting event in the U.S., from the NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, U.S. Soccer and NASCAR. Gatorade also produces other products to help athletes, including energy bars, Torq Energy Juice and Propel Fitness Water.

Red Cell Batteries
Red Cell Batteries offers a wide variety of batteries. Their product lines include batteries for watches, calculators, cordless phones, hearing aides, and photography equipment. RedCell Alkalines provide extended life in all applications, from toys to flashlights, to music devices. Specialty photo and pager batteries offer outstanding performance and all with a five-year shelf life.

X-1R Performance Lubricants X-1R is the only lubricant in the world that has ever been inducted into the NASA Space Technology Hall of Fame and is designated "Certified Space Technology." X-1R produces several lines of products that are used not only in space technology, but also in automotive, marine, sport, racing and industry practices. X-1R's racing products include engine treatment, transmission fluid, gear fluid, all temperature grease, air tool lube, and penetration spray. USG
For almost 100 years, Chicago-based USG has been a leader in producing innovative products and systems to build the environments in which we live, work and play. They are the world's largest producer of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and a vast array of related construction products. USG boast 249 worldwide locations and more than 14,000 employees.

Petrotech
Petrotech produces products that are fast, efficient, and cost effective solutions to petroleum spills on water, on land or in soil. Their products rapidly accelerate nature's own process of petroleum biodegradation without any polymers or artificial bacteria, requiring minimal to no recovery. Their premier product, PETROTECH 25, is a patented product designed to work effectively in oil spill cleanup on water and soil, fire fighting, degreasing of parts and surfaces, and odor control.

Tosco 76
For more than 100 years, the 76 brand has been providing high-performance petroleum products and excellent customer service. Every grade of 76 gasoline contains PROpower, a high-performance additive that provides a unique detergent technology. PROpower cleans up deposits on intake valves that other gasolines brands may leave behind. It is clean burning for less hesitation and smooth acceleration for powerful performance.

Stand 21 Racewear
Stand 21 Racewear is a French-based manufacturer of racing apparel and accessories. Their product line includes a vast variety of racing suites, helmets, gloves and boots. For 30 years, a close collaboration with the world's greatest drivers, teams and sponsors has allowed Stand 21 to earn their trust. All Stand 21 products are subjected to the most rigorous controls and tests, allowing them to meet safety regulations of nearly every major racing organization.

Featherlite, Inc.
Featherlite, Inc., is an innovative leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing high quality aluminum specialty trailers and luxury motor coaches. As the nation's largest specialty trailer manufacturer, Featherlite caters to a diverse range of customers. The company offers diversified product lines with more than 400 custom order and standard model specialty trailers through a network of approximately 270 dealers in the United States and Canada.

Racing Radios
In 1979, Racing Radios became the racing communications arm of Diversified Electronics, with the new company's first customers being Richard and Maurice Petty. Since then, Racing Radios has worked with clients in all forms of racing. The years spent in research and development have enabled Racing Radios to stay on top of racing communications all over the world for teams, drivers and racing governing bodies.

-GARRA

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Series Automotive , Grand-Am
Drivers Maurice Petty