Loudon race sponsor announced

LENOX INDUSTRIAL TOOLS' TO SPONSOR NASCAR NEXTEL CUP RACE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY ON JULY 16 LOUDON, NH -- (June 22, 2006) - LENOX Industrial Tools®, a leading manufacturer of premium power tool accessories, hand tools, torches,...

LENOX INDUSTRIAL TOOLS' TO SPONSOR NASCAR NEXTEL CUP RACE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY ON JULY 16

LOUDON, NH -- (June 22, 2006) - LENOX Industrial Tools®, a leading manufacturer of premium power tool accessories, hand tools, torches, and band saw blades has secured the title sponsorship of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race at New Hampshire International Speedway on Sunday, July 16th. This summer classic at "The Magic Mile" is now the "LENOX Industrial Tools 300."

"This is a tremendous opportunity for the LENOX brand," said Bill Burke, LENOX president. "This high-profile event provides LENOX with a great opportunity to reach out to a very loyal audience in our own backyard. We are very confident that the strength, durability and speed that LENOX products are known for will be very well represented by Jamie McMurray, the driver of the No. 26 LENOX Ford at the LENOX Industrial Tools 300."

NHIS President, Gary Bahre said, "We welcome LENOX Industrial Tools as the Title Sponsor for our July 16 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event. We are very pleased to have a New England based, world class company such as LENOX join us in bringing the excitement of NASCAR racing to millions of fans worldwide."

Tony Stewart is the defending champion of the LENOX Industrial Tools 300. Jeff Burton is the all-time winner at the Loudon, New Hampshire facility with four victories, including three in the LENOX Industrial Tools 300. Ryan Newman holds the track record of 133.357 mph. The race on July 16th begins at 2:10 pm EST. Qualifying for the LENOX Industrial Tools 300 is Friday, July 14th, at 3:00 pm. Roush Racing's Jamie McMurray, driver of the No. 26 Ford Fusion, will sport the red, white and blue colors of LENOX for the July 16th race as well as the NASCAR Cup races at Chicago (July 9) and Kansas City (Oct. 1).

LENOX is an associate sponsor on McMurray's IRWIN' Industrial Tools Ford this season. As hand and power tool accessory manufacturers, IRWIN and LENOX are positioned as sister companies within the Newell Rubbermaid' family of companies.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton , Tony Stewart , Ryan Newman , Jamie McMurray