THE NO. 99 SCOTTS TEAM KICKS OFF NATIONAL GARDEN MONTH IN MARTINSVILLE Concord, NC (April 4, 2005) - The No. 99 Scotts team will kick off National Garden Month this week when the green and white Scotts/Miracle Gro paint scheme returns to the...
THE NO. 99 SCOTTS TEAM KICKS OFF NATIONAL GARDEN MONTH IN MARTINSVILLE
Concord, NC (April 4, 2005) - The No. 99 Scotts team will kick off National Garden Month this week when the green and white Scotts/Miracle Gro paint scheme returns to the Ford of Carl Edwards. In honor of National Garden Month, the No. 99 Scotts/Miracle Gro Ford will carry a special decal on the TV panel with the "Give a Garden* - Add Beauty to Life" logo throughout the month of April. "Give a Garden* - Add Beauty to Life" is this year's theme and has one simple premise - someone in your community can benefit by receiving a "garden".
"This is a great opportunity for people to give back to their community while at the same time having fun," said Edwards. "To celebrate, people can do anything from giving a pot of flowers to their neighbors to planting a garden at a local school or community garden. I hope all our NASCAR fans will find the time to plant something before they tune in to watch the Scotts team race on Sundays in April."
With Martinsville, Texas, and Phoenix ahead, Edwards knows the importance of having good solid runs to stay in contention for the "Chase". After a 26th place finish at Bristol, the No. 99 team is looking to Martinsville to redeem themselves and maintain their position in the top-five in the NEXTEL Cup point standings.
"We have some tough tracks coming up in April," says Edwards. "Last week at Bristol we didn't have as good a weekend as we would have hoped. We're looking to Martinsville to come back and make a strong statement. The next few races are an opportunity to really plant ourselves in the top 10 in points and be there at the end of 26 races. We've won one race and certainly we'd love to win more, and that's the plan. I would love to top off National Garden Month? with a win."
National Garden Month, an annual National Gardening Association (NGA) program, is a call to action that encourages everyone to get out and plant to help beautify our backyards and communities. The opportunities for making a difference through gardening are limited only by your imagination. For more ways to help celebrate National Garden Month log onto www.nationalgardenmonth.org.
Dedicated to a Beautiful World: The Scotts Company, with sales of more than $2 billion, is the world's leading supplier of consumer products for lawn and garden care, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. The Company owns the industry's most recognized brands. In the U.S., the Company's Scotts®, Miracle-Gro® and Ortho® brands are market leading in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed in North America and most of Europe exclusively by Scotts and owned by Monsanto. The Company also owns Smith & Hawken, a leading brand of garden-inspired products that include pottery, watering equipment, gardening tools, outdoor furniture and live goods. In the U.K., Scotts' brands include Weedol® and Pathclear®, the top-selling consumer herbicides; Evergreen®, the leading lawn fertilizer line; the Levington® line of lawn and garden products; and Miracle-Gro®. The Company also owns and operates Scotts LawnService®, a leading provider of professional lawn service in the United States.
National Gardening Association
The National Gardening Association (NGA), founded in 1973, is a national nonprofit leader in plant-based education. Our mission is to promote gardening as a means to renew and sustain the essential connection among people, plants, and the environment. To fulfill this mission, we offer publications and programs focused on five core areas: education, health and wellness, environmental stewardship, community development, and home gardening. For more information, visit www.garden.org.
Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Michigan, based Roush Industries that operates ten motorsports teams; five in NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards; three in the Busch Series with Martin, Kenseth and Edwards; and two in the Craftsman Truck Series with drivers Ricky Craven and Todd Kluever.