HT Motorsports signs two race sponsor

EATON TO SPONSOR HT MOTORSPORTS ENTRY IN NASCAR® CRAFTSMAN® TRUCK SERIES SOUTHFIELD, MICH. -- Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that it will be primary sponsor of the No.59 HT Motorsports Ford F-150...

EATON TO SPONSOR HT MOTORSPORTS ENTRY IN NASCAR® CRAFTSMAN® TRUCK SERIES

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. -- Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that it will be primary sponsor of the No.59 HT Motorsports Ford F-150 driven by Chad Chaffin for two NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) races beginning Aug. 4 at the O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The new livery for the No.59 HT Motorsports Ford F-150 will prominently feature the Eaton corporate logo and its Aeroquip business unit for the prime-time Friday night race -- the Power Stroke 200 presented by Ford and International. The following weekend at Nashville Superspeedway, the tailgate logo will change to highlight Eaton's presence in automotive performance markets.

Eaton is a global company and a leading manufacturer of original-equipment products such as roots-type superchargers that are available through Magnuson products; engine valves and lifters sold through various private labels such as SB International; and limited slip and locking differentials including the Eaton and Detroit Locker brands. The Eaton® Detroit Locker® maximizes traction by delivering 100 percent of the torque to both drive wheels and is the only differential used in NASCAR.

"Eaton is thrilled to be teaming up with the HT Motorsports team in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series," said Tom Nellenbach, marketing manager for Eaton Performance Products. "Our Detroit Locker brand is the exclusive differential used throughout NASCAR, and this sponsorship will allow our brand to further reach the millions of loyal racing and high-performance fans."

HT Motorsports has competed in the NCTS for the last four years with such drivers as three-time NASCAR Cup champion Darrell Waltrip, three-time Busch Series champion Randy LaJoie and Stacy Compton. Current driver Chad Chaffin is a veteran in the NCTS having 85 career starts with two wins and 14 top five finishes.

"Having a sponsor like Eaton behind us is fantastic as we work toward establishing this team among the leaders in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series," said Jim Harris, owner of HT Motorsports. "We're going to do our best to get two wins for our new sponsor."

The Power Stroke Diesel 200 presented by Ford and International will be broadcast on SPEED beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4. The Toyota Tundra 200 will be broadcast on SPEED beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug.12.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2005 sales of $11.1 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 60,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Darrell Waltrip , Stacy Compton , Chad Chaffin