Indy 500: AJ Foyt Racing news 2009-05-06

GLADIATOR® GARAGEWORKS TUNES UP A.J. FOYT RACING'S GARAGE FOR INDY 500 Garage at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Open to Public on Community Day, 5/20 benton harbor, Mich., -- May 6, 2009 -- Before you start your engines, you must organize...

GLADIATOR® GARAGEWORKS TUNES UP A.J. FOYT RACING'S GARAGE FOR INDY 500
Garage at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Open to Public on Community Day, 5/20

benton harbor, Mich., -- May 6, 2009 -- Before you start your engines, you must organize your garage. Gladiator® GarageWorks, the leader in versatile garage organization systems, is outfitting the A.J. Foyt Racing Garage for the Indianapolis 500® Race at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Being able to find tools and work in an orderly environment helps race teams and consumers alike earn a checkered flag in their race to be organized.

"Being organized can help reduce time wasted looking for misplaced items or maneuvering in a cluttered environment whether at the race track or at home. In racing, we know, every second counts," said Lou Ann Schafer, senior marketing manager, Gladiator® GarageWorks. "Gladiator brand has partnered with A.J. Foyt Racing to help deliver a streamlined environment where all vital tools and parts can be easily located by the crew, whose members are relied upon for speed in fixing and maintaining the race car."

Gladiator brand has provided a variety of work benches, flooring, and storage solutions for A.J. Foyt Racing during the team's stay at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In addition, A.J. Foyt Racing will have the Chillerator® Garage Refrigerator which keeps drinks cool and matches the tread-plate design of the GearBoxes, GearDrawers, Tall GearBox Lockers and Tile Flooring in the garage.

"The need for speed also demands the need for organization," said A.J. Foyt, the first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500® race and owner of A.J. Foyt Racing. "Gladiator® GarageWorks has helped us create a great-looking and versatile space where we can work efficiently and make sure our Indy cars are always at their best throughout the rigorous 500-mile race."

The Gladiator brand-clad A.J. Foyt Racing garages will be on display at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the course of the Indianapolis 500 beginning May 5. The exclusive garage area will be open to the public on Wednesday, May 20, during American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day, but consumers can also see what Gladiator® GarageWorks is all about from the Gladiator brand trailer/mobile billboard parked across from the speedway throughout the month of May.

Gladiator® GarageWorks' sponsorship as the garage provider of A.J. Foyt Racing will culminate with the Gladiator brand logo appearing on the No. 14 car driven by Vitor Meira, who finished second in last year's Indianapolis 500, and on the No. 41 car driven by A.J. Foyt IV, Foyt's grandson who returns to the team for the first time since 2005.

The Indianapolis 500 runs on Sunday, May 24, 2009 to kick off the Centennial Era Celebration of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

-credit: ajfr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers A.J. Foyt , Vitor Meira