FinishMaster to Sponsor Roush Racing Teams at O'Reilly Raceway Park
CONCORD, N.C..- Roush Racing announced today that FinishMaster Automotive and Industrial Paint has signed on to sponsor the No. 99 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Ford of Erik Darnell this weekend at O'Reilly Raceway Park. As a result of their partnership with 3M, FinishMaster will also have their logo on the hood of the No. 06 Ford of Todd Kluever.
"We couldn't be more excited about our partnership with 3M and Roush Racing for this weekend's events at O'Reilly Raceway Park," said Gary Cuzner, VP, Product Management and Marketing. "Todd Kluever and Erik Darnell are two rising stars in NASCAR and this is a great opportunity to be associated with them. We look forward to seeing them up front in their respective races this weekend."
Darnell will make his first career start at the .686-mile oval on Friday night, while Kluever looks to back up his successes of last year, when he finished second in the Craftsman Truck Series race.
"This is one of the races I've been looking forward to all year," said Kluever. "I love racing at ORP and nearly won the Craftsman Truck Series race there last year. It's a huge weekend with all that goes on not only at ORP, but of course with the Brickyard on Sunday. It's one of the races that I think a lot of people circle on their schedules as one they'd really like to win, and our team is no different. It would be great to put FinishMaster in Victory Lane on Saturday night."
"We're really happy to have FinishMaster on board with us for this weekend," said Darnell. "They're an Indiana based company, so we hope we can give them something to cheer about in front of their hometown crowd. It's always exciting to be a part of a first-time sponsorship. We know this is going to be a big weekend for FinishMaster and their customers."
About FinishMaster- FinishMaster, Inc., an Indiana corporation, is the leading national independent distributor of automotive paints, coatings and related accessories to the $2.5 billion U.S. automotive paint refinishing market. FinishMaster offers its collision repair, automotive dealership, and fleet operator customers a full line of brand-name products from leading manufacturers such as 3M, BASF, DuPont and PPG. Founded with a single outlet in 1968, FinishMaster has grown to 173 sales outlets and four major distribution centers in 28 states. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, FinishMaster employs more than 360 sales personnel and a total of 1,550 associates throughout its national network of sales outlets and distribution centers.
Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush Enterprises which operates 14 motorsports teams; five in NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards, six in the Busch Series with Martin, Kenseth, Biffle, Edwards, Todd Kluever and Danny O'Quinn, Jr., and three in the Craftsman Truck Series with Martin, David Ragan, Michel Jourdain, Jr. and Erik Darnell.