McMurray's three race sponsor announced

LENOX' to Sponsor Jamie McMurray and the No.26 Roush Racing Team in Three NEXTEL® Cup Races EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass., July 5, 2006 - After a successful venture as an associate sponsor on the No. 26 Roush Racing Ford Fusion of Jamie McMurray,...

LENOX' to Sponsor Jamie McMurray and the No.26 Roush Racing Team in Three NEXTEL® Cup Races

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass., July 5, 2006 - After a successful venture as an associate sponsor on the No. 26 Roush Racing Ford Fusion of Jamie McMurray, LENOX' now has a primary paint scheme of its own.

Three times in 2006, beginning with the July 9, NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway, the red, white and blue colors of LENOX will dominate McMurray's Ford Fusion. Other races where LENOX will be the team's primary sponsor include New Hampshire International Speedway on July 16th and Kansas Speedway on October 1st.

LENOX, a leading manufacturer of premium power tool accessories, hand tools, torches, and band saw blades in over 70 countries served as an associate sponsor on McMurray's IRWIN' Industrial Tools Ford earlier this year. The TV panel of the car proudly displays a LENOX saw blade as if it were tearing through it.

"LENOX has been associated with our Roush Racing sponsorship since 2003," said Bill Burke, president of LENOX. "Like Roush, LENOX is committed to quality, innovation, and extreme performance. The decision to become a primary sponsor of the No. 26 team and Jamie McMurray is an exciting step for our company. We look forward to strengthening our commitment to the sport of auto racing and its fans."

"I can't wait to take the white LENOX Ford Fusion on the track," added McMurray. "Our race team uses LENOX products to build and maintain our race cars every day in the shop and we hope to take them to victory lane - hopefully right in their backyard at New Hampshire International Speedway."

As hand tool and power tool accessory manufacturers, IRWIN and LENOX are positioned as sister companies within the Newell Rubbermaid' family of companies. Together, these two leading brands work to leverage the strength of each brand to provide trade professionals with a wide range of innovative, premium quality products.

The LENOX product line includes the LENOX Gold^A bi-metal reciprocating saw blades; LENOX Gold^A bi-metal utility blades and knives; LENOX ARMOR^A Rx®+ bi-metal, AlTiN (Aluminum, Titanium and Nitride)-coated band saw blades for cutting structurals and tubing; LENOX Air Acetylene & Air Propane/MAPP® Torches and Accessories; LENOX Cast Iron and Cast Aluminum Pipe Wrenches; LENOX LAZER^A heavy-duty metal cutting reciprocating blades; LENOX Tubing Cutters; LENOX ARMOR^A CT carbide tipped AlTiN- and Titanium Nitride-bonded band saw blades; LENOX Carbide Hole Cutter carbide tipped sheet metal hole cutter; and LENOX ONE TOOTH® Rough Wood Hole Cutter for cutting rough wood at an angle.

LENOX continues to effectively harness new technology and manufacturing expertise to deliver demonstrably better products. For more information, contact LENOX at 1-800-628-8810 or e-mail custserv@lenoxsaw.com.

IRWIN Industrial Tools' brand portfolio features user-preferred category leaders such as IRWIN®, VISE-GRIP® locking tools, MARATHON® circular saw blades, QUICK-GRIP® clamping tools, SPEEDBOR® flat bits, STRAIT-LINE® marking tools, UNIBIT® step drill bits and HANSON® taps and dies. For more information about IRWIN's line of hand tools and power tool accessories, call 1-800-GO-IRWIN or visit www.irwin.com.

About LENOX
LENOX began in 1915 with ten employees. At that time, hacksaw blades were all they made. Today, LENOX employs over 600 people who manufacture and market hundreds of different types of power tool accessories, hand tools and band saw blades in over 70 countries. Its East Longmeadow, Mass. headquarters includes a 44,500 square ft., 11-acre manufacturing facility that produces some of the company's best known products, such as LENOX Gold bi-metal reciprocating saw blades, band saw blades and a full line of hand tools.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jamie McMurray