CRA: Chuck Barns Jr Racing announces sponsor

Louisville, KY (July 9, 2003) -- Gladiator GarageWorks by Whirlpool Corporation has announced that Gladiator& ...

Louisville, KY (July 9, 2003) -- Gladiator GarageWorks by Whirlpool Corporation has announced that Gladiator™ GarageWorks will be the Primary Sponsor of Sunoco Super Series rookie driver Chuck Barnes Jr. for the remaining series races on the 2003 schedule. The sponsorship will include placement of the Gladiator GarageWorks logos on Barnes Jr.'s Sunoco Super Series racecar along with some scheduled appearances by Barnes Jr. and his Sunoco Super Series racecar at Gladiator GarageWorks promotional events.

"We were looking to get involved with an up and coming driver in the Sunoco Super Series and Chuck Barnes Jr. fit that profile," commented Chris Hubbuch, Manager, Shared Drivers and Integrated Marketing for Gladiator GarageWorks by Whirlpool Corporation. "We like what we have seen with the Sunoco Super Series so far this season, we hope to use the series and our involvement with Chuck Barnes Jr. to expand our product awareness in our markets through out the Mid-west."

The twenty one year old Louisville, Kentucky native is currently ninth in Sunoco Super Series Championship points and is leading the Hubler Automotive Group / Blake Carburetion Rookie Of The Year points. Barnes Jr.'s best finish so far in 2003 was a third place finish in the series event on May 26th at Mt. Lawn Speedway, along with several strong qualifying results at tracks the rookie driver has never raced at prior to this season. Barnes Jr. will carry the Gladiator GarageWorks logos on his car for the first time in this Saturdays Anderson 400 Presented By Hooters at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana.

Gladiator GarageWorks is sponsoring the Gladiator GarageWorks Crew Chief Award Program with the Sunoco Super Series for the 2003 season. The program will honor each Sunoco Super Series event winner's crew chief with the Gladiator GarageWorks Crew Chief Of The Race Award and will award one series crew chief with the Gladiator GarageWorks Crew Chief Of The Year Award at the 2003 Sunoco Super Series Awards Banquet.

Gladiator GarageWorks by Whirlpool Corporation, the original integrated modular solution, can transform a race teams garage from pit to paradise. Gladiator GarageWorks offers a comprehensive line of premium quality products that allows racers as well as homeowners to achieve a garage worthy of being called the "best garage on the block". These new products offer function, mobility, and style with many featuring the signature design theme incorporating stamped metal tread plate for a rugged, yet sleek look.

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